The wait lasted for nearly a month, but American owners of the Galaxy Note 9 who also happen to be T-Mobile customers are finally receiving One UI 2.1. The update that adds a wide variety of new functionalities to Samsung’s 2018 flagship began rolling out several hours back, as confirmed by several users as of this writing. While Sprint and T-Mobile are now one and the same, that wasn’t the case when the Galaxy Note 9 was first released, meaning Sprint customers are still waiting for their carrier to begin deploying the latest update.
Galaxy Note 9 owners on T-Mobile’s network can attempt triggering a manual update by launching their Settings app, selecting, Software update, and tapping the Update and install option on the following screen. As always, full system images will be available for download from SamMobile’s firmware archive shortly following their official debuts.
Galaxy Note 9 feeling fresher than ever
Save for Bixby Routines, this firmware version is largely on par with newer Samsung flagships in terms of software features. More camera modes, better sharing integrations, improved Bluetooth performance, AR Emoji that aren’t absolutely horrible, and automatic grouping of photos and videos inside the Gallery app are just some of the new functionalities bundled with the One UI 2.1 update.
Overall, the Galaxy Note 9 should be feeling fresher than ever following its jump to the latest One UI version. That’s nothing to scoff at seeing how this smartphone series is turning two in just over a month, with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 reveal reportedly being scheduled for early August.