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Galaxy S9 update adds more AR Emoji options, call/message continuity

The latest Galaxy S9 update brings a couple of new features that were introduced on the Galaxy S10 lineup. The July security update – software version G96*FXXU6CSG8 – for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ was released for the Exynos variants in Germany today, and it adds more customization options for AR Emoji and brings support for Call and Message Continuity. It also reportedly fixes the Night mode camera issue that had been plaguing some Galaxy S9 and Note 9 owners.

Call and Message Continuity is a neat feature that lets you accept calls and check out new messages on a Galaxy tablet as long as that tablet is logged in to the same Samsung account as the phone that is connected to your carrier. Since the feature uses a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection, you don’t have to worry about your phone being close by. The Call and Message Continuity menu is located in the Connections section of the phone settings.

As for AR Emoji, the Galaxy S9 is now closer to the Galaxy S10 lineup in terms of the customization options available. That includes being able to tell the phone that you’re a kid (boy or girl) instead of an adult (which is great if you have a kid who likes to play with the AR Emoji feature on your Galaxy S9 or S9+) and not having to awkwardly smile with your lips closed before the phone can turn your photo into an emoji. The user interface has been updated as well.

Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners in Germany should be able to download the 533 MB software update over the air. Just open the phone’s Settings app, select Software update, then hit the Download and install option. It may take time to reach everyone, but hitting the Download and install button a couple of times should make the update show up for most users. We also have the firmware for the update in our firmware database that can be used to upgrade the device using a Windows PC.

The update doesn’t seem to be rolling out in any other market at the moment, but that shouldn’t be the case for long. We should also see the Galaxy Note 9 get the new features, but since the July security update for the phablet didn’t include them, Note 9 owners will probably have to wait for the August security update.

  • Model: SM-G960F
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
  • Model: SM-G965F
  • Dimensions: 157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Display: 6.2” (158.1mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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afhamz
afhamz

just updated manually via odin, but camera ar empji still old version, how to get updated ar emoji?
S9+ T-mobile unlocked version

insaner
insaner

Finally, update has just arrived to Poland, 4xXEO, S9+.

NicuPit
NicuPit

These updates come in time, the july update is received in AUGUST, not in the month itself, depends on the market, every day from the 15 day after the updates start coming in, via O.t.a, doesn’t matter the hour or day.

insaner
insaner

This is The 1st time that every month update is comming next month…S9+, 4xXEO.

insaner
insaner

Today is 26th, 5 days left to the end of month and still without July patch…shame. 2 Times cheaper chinesee companies has better support.

insaner
insaner

Samsung still has weak update procedures and doesn’t care about own customers. After the right time I will switch it to OP cause this Company and other similar like Xiaomi has better focus on updates. Sayin’ that as S9+ user after Experience with mentioned companies…so I have to say- I’ve tried Samsung but nothing had changed…even Samsung Members or phone support is lame. Tkanks!

NicuPit
NicuPit

I see that Only Germany is the main country where the updates always come first, i don’t understand this..why can’t it be other countries? Always Germany is first, when it comes to the security updates.

locarno
locarno

What devices support new call and continuity feature ?

Thanu bro
Thanu bro

We hope new features in future from Sam

bayfisher
bayfisher

seems it was useless to buy a s10 when lesser devices getting same features. wheres the punchline.

RomanBRS
RomanBRS

next year will be S10 in the same position like now S9. I’m glad to see S9 updates even when I have S10+ now

Thanu bro
Thanu bro

Same thing happens for s10 when s11 will release..

NicuPit
NicuPit

With all the Smartphones, happen the same, when it comes to the updates , after two years, the price falls down, because another flagship comes on the way, and the security updates after two years , start to come at every two or three months… it’s just how Samsung want’s to do it . Samsung never listen’s to customers when it’s about these things.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Awesome! So glad it’s arrived!

Now jus have to wait for it to arrive in the UK… 😒