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There’s a new update for the Galaxy Note 9 in Asia and Europe

Earlier this week, Samsung started rolling out an exciting new update for the Galaxy Note 9 in Germany — and now it’s being distributed to the masses, with customers in Austria, Cambodia, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Thailand and the United Kingdom all reporting that it’s arrived on their handset.

The update itself bundles all of the patches baked into last month’s security release, as well as a couple of additional features, including the option to set a schedule for Night mode. The biggest addition, however, is the choice to switch between either a narrow or wide field-of-view for the front-facing camera.

After upgrading, the field-of-view is set to 68-degrees by default; though with the mere click of a button it can be expanded to 80-degrees to fit more in the frame. It’s a useful software tweak Samsung introduced with the Galaxy S10, then later brought to the Galaxy S9 in March, and now it’s available on the Galaxy Note 9.

galaxy s9 camera update

As we noted in our initial coverage, the update does not introduce a Night mode for the camera — like the one found on the Galaxy S10. Rather, the Night mode we were referring to earlier is a core function of Samsung’s One UI user interface, which, when triggered, dims the lights across the entire system to prevent visual fatigue.

Needless to say, the update is being pushed out in stages. To check to see if it’s available for your Galaxy Note 9, head into Settings, navigate to Software update, then hit Download updates manually. Alternatively, you can always download the firmware from our database to flash it on to your unit manually.

  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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mvassu
mvassu

What about India?…

henklbr
henklbr

It’s still rolling-out to more countries…

AminArmani
AminArmani

Now available in Malaysia

siaho
siaho

Also I read from a few experienced members (not one or two) that the update improves the sound output (especially via the speakers) – louder and more bass, comparable to how it was in oreo vs pie.

Puriak
Puriak

some what improved…but Bluetooth audio is still worse than Oreo!

rmbln01
rmbln01

Unfortunately, this latest update came with main camera issue.

2.x zoom can’t focus accompanied by a buzzing sound and continuous vibration.

Or could be a hardware problem. This is getting serious as I’ve read reports/feedback with same camera issue.

massimo729
massimo729

I Havel non camera issues at alla.

Hahnski
Hahnski

That’s actually a hardware fault. Book your phone in for a camera replacement.

My Note 9 had that issue one month after purchase but there was no spare stock so they had to replace the camera inside the phone.

Some forums threads reveal that the S9 camera also has the same issue.

IshanKumar
IshanKumar

I also got this problem a month ago. While using the telephoto lens there is a vibrating sound and blur lines on screen. My phone never dropped or something like this never happened.
I have seen many threads stating this problem and only solution is to replace canera. Just for the next to see if this problem get solved by a software update and if not then i will replace my camera unit.

rmbln01
rmbln01

Took my phone to service center yesterday.
Took them 3hrs to replace the whole camera module, ran the necessary tests (water resistant.. etc) before releaseing the unit.

Everything’s working great now.

shahidmanzoor
shahidmanzoor

Also not in Pakistan…

Lebill
Lebill

Update is not available in UAE at the moment

valii
valii

i love this update the phone feels so smooth now

DarkSamS
DarkSamS

Hi now on the Samsung Keyboard, you have ability to correct text with sliders.

1. Open the Samsung Keyboard
2. on the tools, select more options
3. You see Four arrows

And now you can select and correct your sentence

aarozone
aarozone

Finally received the update on UK BTU. Which also has enabled WiFi Calling and VoLTE. Has all the camera features of the A series and some of the S10 series. Updated from February to April.

vanillasky
vanillasky

Biggest option is a selfie cam? Do you really think that for most power users this is the most important feature? ;))(

vnovomsate
vnovomsate

Improvements for kids.
Missing dual camera mode and call recording…

locarno
locarno

Source ?

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

Source is us, why the insane number of questions on everything? We run a site where we have firmware for all of Samsung’s phones, remember?

locarno
locarno

Ok. I will remember. No source = Sammobile is the source.
Where I can find firmware for Gear S2, S3 devices ?

henklbr
henklbr

Nowhere…

locarno
locarno

Why you don’t have here firmware for smartwatches ?

henklbr
henklbr

1. Those firmwares are NOT available for download at the Samsung Servers
2. Do you own a smartwatch yourself?

locarno
locarno

2.Yes. Galaxy Watch 46mm.

henklbr
henklbr

Why are you interested in the “source” while you don’t own a Note9?
Maybe “I” was the “source” because I DO own a Note9 (and got this update!)!

locarno
locarno

Yes. Abhijeet told me in another comment if there is no source link, then source is Sammobile.

I don’t have Note 9, but I like reading news about it because it is similar to the S9.

locarno
locarno

But it don’t have May security patch like you said in previous article.

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

We said Samsung might bundle with May patch, not that it will for sure. 🙂

locarno
locarno

But it is sad that Note get new features later than S series.

locarno
locarno

“is a core function of Samsung’s One UI”

If this is a core funtcion of One UI then why Note 9 don’t have this ?

morit
morit

Night mode not in the camera but the theme

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Has it also downgraded the front facing camera to just 5MP? Like it has with the S9s? Was wondering why my front facing camera pics were looking blurry/grainy. They’ve downgraded the MP count from 8MP to 5…😒 😡

Andrei603
Andrei603

I have the S9+ and i hope they will bring back 8 MP…

Andrei603
Andrei603

Update: I checked if the wider FOV changes something and it really is. If you use the wider field of view the camera resolution jumps back to 8 MP

morit
morit

Oh my goodness, it’s zoomed in means less resolution and if you want the 8mpx back just go to the wide mode