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Galaxy S9 will feature an exclusive UX with features never seen before

Samsung is due to launch the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ next month and there’s a lot of excitement among fans for the new flagship. We’re gradually hearing more information about the new devices and while not all of it is bound to be accurate, it does help us develop an idea of what to expect from the Galaxy S9.

A source out of China who has been right on many accounts in the post says that the Galaxy S9 is going to come with a UX that Samsung has exclusively developed for this device and that it’s going to offer features never seen before on any UX from Samsung. For those who are unaware, UX here refers to the software features Samsung builds on top of the core Android OS.

Galaxy S9 UX

Samsung introduced its Samsung Experience UX with the Galaxy S8 last year and released an updated iteration called SE 8.5 for the Galaxy Note 8. It can be expected that the Galaxy S9 will launch with SE 9.0.

The source doesn’t detail precisely what these new features are going to be, only mentioning that Samsung’s UX division has developed new interfaces that are unique to the Galaxy S9 as they’ve never been seen before in any previous version.

Samsung is already expected to polish the user interface and add new software features to a flagship device so this isn’t exactly groundbreaking news. It also doesn’t mean that whatever new interfaces that debut on the Galaxy S9 won’t filter down to older devices through a regular update or as part of a major Android platform update.

It doesn’t mean that the Galaxy S7 is going to get the Samsung Experience UX either, no matter how long users keep their fingers crossed for it.

There has been some talk of the Galaxy S9 getting a new UX that’s big on artificial intelligence so it will certainly be interesting to see what Samsung has in store for us come MWC 2018 next month.

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qriusme
qriusme

Dear samsung – less is more.

nathan807
nathan807

Until S9 comes for Intro Note 8 S8, S8+ will get OREO update anywhere in the world. exact copy formula of Apple. great job Samsung.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I hope the bring it to Note 8 and fix predictive text because it’s not as good as in previous Samsung’s phones and tablets.

Galaxy Notice
Galaxy Notice

Agreed. I want Samsung to fix their predictive text as well!

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks that there is something weird with predictive text on Note 8 and honestly don’t understand why when it has always been very good. This is supposed to be Samsung’s most advanced keyboard version.

AgentBachman
AgentBachman

Actually, the S8 Oreo beta is SE 9.0, according to a quick look at my settings.

notemy
notemy

It will be very tragic if Samsung decides to keep the new user interface exclusive to S9 and not release an update to the few months old $1000 Note 8. I swear to whatever you believe in, it would lose a loyal customer.

Galaxy Notice
Galaxy Notice

Did Samsung say the new UI will be exclusive to the S9? No they didn’t, so why are you jumping to conclusions? The phone isn’t even out yet.

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

Are you not that satisfied with the Note8 UX? Or do you just care about new UXs?
Anyhow, Samsung usually updates their older flagships UX with (almost) every Android upgrade, for example the S6 got 2 times UX changes.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Love how the article says excitement about the s9, most I see is disappointment about the new devices. 😉

Is Samsung funding this site to convince people it’s ok to have a phone that we know is held back from being the best it can due to cost cutting 😉

61530041
61530041

So the s8 will get the new UX of s9?

asmuhammad28
asmuhammad28

I think S8 not get S9 UX because S8 release with UX 8.1 & Note 8 release with UX 8.5 & samsung not update S8 UX to 8.5 now S8 have UX 9.0 so samsung release S9 With 9.1 & UX Not come to Note 8 or S8.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Of course s8 won’t get the upgrade as the s9 already has near zero difference from the s8.

61530041
61530041

Hope no 🙁

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

The S9 will probably get SE 9.2, and yes the Galaxy S8 will get the new UX with Android P.

CsabaZz
CsabaZz

Samsung does the shame thing over years. I remember I was the same in Kindergarten, but since them, I’m grown up.

And by the way, I’m not only the mature one, people on XDA will do what Samsung doesn’t want to do.

chandoli21
chandoli21

It can be expected that S9 will be launched with SE 9.1 because S8 already has SE 9.0 on Oreo beta. When S7 was on Nougat beta, it was on SE 8.0 and S8 was launched with SE 8.1.

fcaroll
fcaroll

so another time Samsung wants to remind you that you have an old device even though S7 (for example, but it’s not the only one) is perfectly capable of running that new UX because software is always just sofware.. nice as usual

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

The thing is, Samsung has put the Samsung Experience UX on cheaper devices that came out the same year as the S7, but until we get word/proof that at least Oreo will bring the new UX to the S7 and S7 edge, it’s becoming hard to hold on to hope.

fcaroll
fcaroll

if S7 gets Oreo after the new UX has been showed and if it gets the new UX it would anticipate S8 in having the latest features. And this is really difficult given that as you said cheaper phones than S7 got a newer UX and S7 will get the new UX only with a major os update. S5 still had its old UI when it got marshmallow even though S6 had the new one so probably it’ll happen something like that, but I really hope at least the “normal” UX 9.0 will come
?

locarno
locarno

New Android = Latest UI
Just look at the J5 2016
But, yes I hate what they do with the S5 Marshmallow update and A5 2015.

CsabaZz
CsabaZz

That’s right, not mention the dinosaur S8.

fcaroll
fcaroll

I don’t know if S8 has more chances because it has just got UX 9.0 (and it could happen as they did with S7, that never got even UX 8.1) so maybe it could get S9 UX with android P

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

If that means a full force touch display baked into the whole OS, then that will be pretty good. glad to hear they haven’t just reskinned the S8 – PLEASE do not do Apple!