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Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9 get August security update

There’s a new Galaxy Note flagship in town, but it doesn’t mean older devices in the lineup are going to be forgotten, as Samsung is proving by rolling out the August security update to the Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy Note 8 on the same day. Oddly enough, both devices are getting the update in mostly the same countries, which is not something that happens often.

The Galaxy Note 9 update is out in Switzerland, Romania, France, Poland, Bulgaria, the Baltic states, and Greece and comes with software version N960FXXS3CSG5. The Note 8 update is out in France, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, and Italy and bumps the software version up to N950FXXS7DSH1. The updates are likely to have only the new security patch to offer, as indicated by the S after ‘XX’ in the build numbers (when there are other changes or new features onboard, the S is usually replaced by a U).

If you own either a Note 9 or Note 8, you can open the Settings app on the device, navigate to Software update, then select the Download and install option to manually download the update over the air. You can also upgrade by flashing the firmware for the new update using a Windows PC – you can download the latest firmware for both devices from our firmware database (Note 8 | Note 9).

Update: The Galaxy Note 9 update doesn’t bring the new features that the Galaxy S9 received last month, like an updated AR Emoji interface and call and message continuity. We’ll be sure to have a separate post up when those features do arrive on the Note 9.

  • 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)
  • Model: SM-N950F
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
  • Display: 6.3" (160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, 2x, 1 telephoto F2.4 and 1 wide angle F1.7 OIS

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Baniya Baniya
Baniya Baniya

After aug update my note9 became to hot and to much lag and to many fps drop while playing game

shivastylish
shivastylish

Note 9 augest update
Noting has been new features but battery long lost decreases 1hr it is very bad from Samsung for flagship devices getting olny 4hr 30 mins on full battery Exynos varient

ozhan728
ozhan728

After August update my note 8 got a lot laggy and it’s very slow now to open simple apps likes instagram!!

Minhax
Minhax

After August update my Samsung keyboard Not download language updates and not to download new language he not giving any error only downloading i wait over full night but not 1% Download. before in July every think is good no any issue please can any one telling me same problem coming o other people’s i try to hard reset but nothing is same

Muhammad Touqeer
Muhammad Touqeer

After August 2019 update, my note 8 has become sluggish and does not respond well. Even simple apps like whatsapp lag and I am no longer to play games as they wont load properly. I have geekbenched my phone and performance results have dropped to half the average of note 8. Samsung this is not good. My Note 8 was very fast and smooth and your August Update ruined everything.

EngrMohsinRana
EngrMohsinRana

Yup 110% true. Very slow performance after august

dada344
dada344

Samsung killed note 8 speed after pie update and you are killing it evan more with every update, it’s becoming slower and slower, luckily i can flas it back to oreo! Shame on you samsung!

Rodrimjpi
Rodrimjpi

Actualice mi note 8 al parche de julio y todos mis sensores dejaron de responder alquien puede ayudarme?

locarno
locarno

“S after ‘XX’ in the build numbers (when there are other changes or new features onboard, the S is usually replaced by a U).”

How do you know this ? I think it isn’t true.

“Update: The Galaxy Note 9 update doesn’t bring the new features ”

Why Note 9 support is worse than S9 ?

insaner
insaner

On the specyfication under this news Note 9 Has Exynos 8910 but it is Exynos 9810.

cabbe86
cabbe86

Fast they have become.. I’m chocked 😀

Cyril692
Cyril692

After the update, global slowdown in the opening of applications. Do you have the same problem?

Cyril692
Cyril692

Really a shame, I’m going to reset it to see if it corrects.

ismail saliji
ismail saliji

Any improvements after reset?

locarno
locarno

They did it because they want you to buy Note 10.

alkayau
alkayau

We cant buy in Turkey. Because it price around 2000 Euro

locarno
locarno

Why so expensive ? It should be 1000 euro,.

alkayau
alkayau

There are too much tax… 🙁

ismail saliji
ismail saliji

I’m facing same issues.

cretudan
cretudan

Same problem. My Note 8 runs slower than my Note 3 after August security update! Saying that is a shame for this kind of politics is nothing but and understatement!

alkayau
alkayau

Yes…My phone is same…I have Note 8 and A5 2017… I made some test…and really note 8 too slow now…A5 faster than Note 8… What the hell are you doing samsung?

ismail saliji
ismail saliji

Strange!! My note8 now works fine, only for about one day after update it worked too slow then after a while it came back to normal, even without resetting it 🙄
How about you?!

megatooth
megatooth

And improved what? Changelist update? No. Shame Samsung. N9

Moosehead1
Moosehead1

Abhijeet, What has happened to the Aug update Note 9 info you reported on a month ago, stating there would be ar emoji updates, call continuity update, camera night mode, etc being added to the Note 9 august update. Your article here does not mention it? Please advise all of us,so we can determine what is accurate or was it just more fake news.

PLEASE FIND YOUR ORIGINAL ARTICLE BELOW!

https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-s9-update-more-ar-emoji-options-call-message-continuity

cabbe86
cabbe86

You are fake. Also rude to the best Samsung news site article writer…🤗🤨

tapas22
tapas22

I have bought a note9 device. It is international veriant. I downloaded bng csc. but july security updates time its say `You have download again. I want to say which country csc I will download?

locarno
locarno

“You have download again”

SO do you have or not July security patch?

” I want to say which country csc I will download?”

The csc of the country you live in.