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Galaxy S9 and newer could get the new DeX features with One UI 2.0

The Galaxy Note 10 series takes advantage of new DeX features that allow users to connect the flagship to a PC and easily transfer files between the different platforms. Now, according to a new rumor passed along via Twitter, the same DeX functionalities will eventually be made available for the Galaxy S9 and newer flagships.

Reportedly, the updated DeX features will be launched on the Galaxy S9 and newer flagship models along with the Android Q update. We’ve exclusively revealed last month that Android Q will mark the release of One UI 2.0 for Samsung, and this will happen prior to One UI 2.1 being released along with the Galaxy S11 next year.

Other Galaxy Note 10 features could launch for older flagships with One UI 2.0

Samsung’s strategy to update older flagships with newer features is not new. And if this rumor turns out to be true then the updated DeX might not be the only Galaxy Note 10-specific feature that will eventually make its way onto older devices like the Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy S9 series. That is, as long as the hardware supports said features. Things like AR Doodle which are more dependent on the S Pen and ToF camera might not make it onto the Galaxy S9 series, but others could.

These types of retrograde feature updates usually happen when major software versions are being released, so we’ll likely have to wait until Android Q and One UI 2.0 arrives. Case in point, the Galaxy S9 got the ability to run DeX directly through a USB connection — introduced on the Galaxy Note 9 — without requiring the special dock when it got Android 9 Pie.

What other Galaxy Note 10 features would you like to see making their way onto older flagships? Let us know in the comment section.

  • Model: SM-N970F
  • Dimensions: 151.0 x71.8x7.9mm
  • Display: 6.3"(160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F2.2 Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

  • Model: SM-N975F
  • Dimensions: 162.3 x 77,2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 6.8"(172.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°) & Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°) & Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°) & DepthVision Camera: VGA

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locarno
locarno

Another reason to not buy Note 10.

“Things like AR Doodle which are more dependent on the S Pen and ToF camera might not make it onto the Galaxy S9 series, but others could.”

S9 have arcore.

“Case in point, the Galaxy S9 got the ability to run DeX directly through a USB connection ”

s8 also have this ?

“What other Galaxy Note 10 features would you like to see making their way onto older flagships?”

Super steady video and night mode for front camera.

HFL087
HFL087

I’m quite sure s10+ would get those features

locarno
locarno

of course

Dilum wellala
Dilum wellala

Yes Samsung.. give some new features for old flagships like note 9 because I waiting note 11.❤ Samsung.

locarno
locarno

Why not buy Note 10 ?

Moosehead1
Moosehead1

Can you currently connect the note 9 with dex wirelessly? Is dex the same as samsung flow?

Kelvin15179
Kelvin15179

I hope Samsung will introduce it in Android Q update.

locarno
locarno

dex only by cable connection for now. dex and flow are not the same features.

coghva
coghva

S8 an S8 + are not so old

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

But they won’t get Android Q since they’ve already had two updates (Oreo and Pie), and Samsung seems unwilling to start offering three updates to any device, sadly.

Kelvin15179
Kelvin15179

Yeah. It is the current Samsung update policy. The only thing that we can hope that Samsung will provide at least 3 OS updates for all flagship phones.

raresborcea
raresborcea

A cheap phone like the J7 Pro got 2 major updates and something expensive like S8 and Note8 get the same treatment? Then why paying so much if you receive the same support?

mohammadhossein
mohammadhossein

s7 (the most valuable and best selling samsung phone) doesn’t receive android P, only 2 major updates.

siaho
siaho

And the s7 edge was what was given to the note 7 fiasco customers, so more initiative to update it. s7/s7 edge is from 2016. Iphone 5s is from 2013 and still FULLY supported and on the latest ios 12.4… with betas, released the same day as on the iphone xs max, etc. Samsung price their phone the same as apple, they should start to support them software wise the same way too! Especially nowdays when the technology matured and most does not need to buy a new phone every year or two for slight upgrade on things that they… Read more »

siaho
siaho

With you on that one, they should start to do atleast 3 major and one year security updates instead of 2 major + 1 year of security updates. They drag so much behind on this vs apple that it’s actually sad, especially nowdays with current smartphone prices and the matured hardware that is not that much better every next year = no real benefit to buy a new one so often if you are not power user/tech enthusiast. Samsung price their phones at the apple level, they should support them the same way that apple does (iphone 5s from 2013… Read more »

locarno
locarno

what about iphone 3 and 4?

locarno
locarno

They are very old. 2 years in smartphone world is very long time.