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New Galaxy S9 update rolling out in more markets

Being the latest flagship in Samsung’s galaxy of smartphones, the Galaxy S9 is unsurprisingly getting all the attention when it comes to software updates. The first update to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ came just a few days before these handsets went up for sale in numerous markets around the world, and earlier this week, Samsung released another update for the S9 and S9+. This update was only available in Germany initially, but the Korean giant isn’t wasting any time and has now made the update available in other markets as well.

New Galaxy S9 update rolling out in more markets

The latest Galaxy S9 update, with build number XXU1ARCC, brings improvements to call stability and wallpaper quality. The changelog isn’t just for show, as we did run into call stability issues on one of our Galaxy S9+ units recently. Considering everything was fine when we used the Galaxy S9 on pre-final software for our review, it seems the problem may have been introduced by the first update. Or, well, it was just our network operator to blame, but it’s good to see Samsung actively fixing issues on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. As for wallpaper quality, we tried comparing two Galaxy S9s, one running the newest firmware and another that we haven’t still updated, and there seems to be no difference in quality with either stock or third-party wallpapers.

To grab the new update on your Galaxy S9 or S9+, go into the phone’s settings, tap Software update, followed by the Download updates manually option. The size of the update seems to vary from country to country, but you can expect it to be somewhere between 250 MB and 350 MB if you download it over the air, so make sure you’re on a Wi-Fi connection or have enough bandwidth if you decide to update using mobile data. We also have the full firmware files in our firmware database, although it may take some time for your country’s firmware to show up.

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mogm
mogm

DK Nothing yet.

snak3s
snak3s

Could someone please reply with the changes they’re noticing. Surely a 290mb update is more than just “call stability and wallpaper improvements “

Croshadow1234
Croshadow1234

Cro S9+ is here

qbaind85
qbaind85

PL S9+ is here

er.dilmeet
er.dilmeet

Just downloaded this in India for regular S9. Not sure what’s the change as the phone is running extremely well apart from slightly less battery endurance for my usage.

devoidx
devoidx

AU S9+ here. Just downloaded and installed this update about an hour ago.

london2tim
london2tim

and? whats new

Dertolle
Dertolle

This is just a silly game to convince you buy S9.
Useless frequent updates are designed to make you feel your own devices are not good enough, they’re old and therefore you should do the upgrade.
Just hang on to your device specially if it’s a S8, they should support your device, it’s what you’ve paid them to do.

JPSMR94
JPSMR94

Even me, with an A3 2017 and the S9 doesnt convince me. I’ll wait for a Galaxy S with 5G and in-display fingerprint scanner. All S8 users should wait till something better comes up

london2tim
london2tim

nothing here (UK UNLOCKED) – whats the update for?

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

Read the article

london2tim
london2tim

I did – thats why im asking – wtf is improvements to wallpaper quality….answer if you’re so smart(er)

Javid Ashraful
Javid Ashraful

under low light (mostly bed time with minimum brightness) u can see lot of grains around the corner of wallpaper if you are using the default one. May be Samsung addressed this issue and trying to fix i guess.. Am downloading mine ri8 nw.. let me see the difference

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

any improvements?

vanillasky
vanillasky

I last few months UK is one of the last countries to get new updates. This is strange cause before it was one of the first together with Poland and Netherlands.

Edit: my girlfriends phone got the update, S9+ unlocked UK