SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 update is now in development


Last updated: April 24th, 2020 at 12:18 UTC+02:00

Amid mixed signals from moderators on Samsung’s official forums for South Korea, there’s now some clarity about whether or not the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 update is going to be released.

The latest update from a moderator on the forum reveals that Samsung has reviewed the One UI 2.1 support for the aforementioned devices and the firmware is now under development. This suggests that Samsung may have finally made up its mind about supporting One UI 2.1 for these devices.

One UI 2.1 for the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 enters development

There has been confusion about the One UI 2.1 update for the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 because Samsung never really clarified if it will release the update for them. A notification was later sent via the Samsung Members app in Korea to inform users that Samsung currently did not have any plans to release One UI 2.1 for the Galaxy Note 9.

Later, a moderator from the sofware team revealed that they were in the process of figuring out which features could be added to One UI 2.1 for these devices to ensure optimal performance. With the Galaxy Note 10 Lite receiving One UI 2.1 and with it some of the best Galaxy S20 software features, there’s little reason to believe why the Galaxy Note 9 shouldn’t get them all as well, considering the fact that it and the Galaxy Note 9 use the same Exynos 9810 processor.

A forum moderator from the Galaxy Note software team now claims that One UI 2.1 is in development for the Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy S9, adding that test builds should be available soon. We can get cautiously optimistic based on this, but given that there has already been so much back-and-forth over this update, we’d only truly believing its coming once the actual firmware builds start showing up.

We can talk about a dozen different reasons why this update should be released and there’s one very good reason why the Note 9/S9 should absolutely get One UI 2.1. Let’s just hope Samsung follows through for the countless users who are looking forward to One UI 2.1.

Source FirmwarePhone One UI 2.1Samsung Galaxy Note 9Samsung Galaxy S9
Load 25 comments

You might also like

Four-year-old Galaxy Note 9 gets the latest security update

Samsung is doing a commendable job with respect to software updates to its smartphones and tablets. It has re …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 month ago

Four-year-old Galaxy S9 gets a new software update in the US

Samsung has released a new software update to the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. Considering that these two pho …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy S9 trade-in values help you ditch your outdated phone

It has been four years since the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were launched. Samsung sold quite a lot of units acr …

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 months ago

How long will the Galaxy Note 9 continue to get software updates?

For many Galaxy Note fans, the Galaxy Note 9 is still one of the best devices ever released in the lineup. Man …

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 3 months ago

Stateside Galaxy Note 9 customers can now grab March 2022 security upd …

Samsung dropped firmware support for the Galaxy S9 series a few days ago, but the company’s other 2018 f …

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 months ago

Samsung officially pulls update support for the Galaxy S9 series

After four years of continuous update support, Samsung has official pulled the plug for the Galaxy S9 and the …

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 3 months ago