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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Start Receiving a Software Update With AR Emoji Enhancements, Call and Message Continuity: Report

Samsung is reportedly rolling out the software update in Germany.

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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Start Receiving a Software Update With AR Emoji Enhancements, Call and Message Continuity: Report

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+’s AR Emoji feature is now closer to what is available on Galaxy S10

Highlights
  • The new software update is said to be around 533MB in size
  • Call and Message Continuity works with a Samsung Galaxy tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 previously received the July security patch in Brazil

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have reportedly started receiving a new software update. The latest update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is said to bring a list of customisation options for AR Emoji that make the experience closer to what was exclusive to the Galaxy S10 family previously. Additionally, Samsung has included support for Call and Message Continuity. The company last week reportedly started rolling out the July Android security patch for the Galaxy S9 in Brazil. The last update also included camera stability improvements.

According to a report by SamMobile, the latest software update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ brings build number G96*FXXU6CSG8. The update is said to be available for the Exynos variants of the Galaxy S9 phones in Germany. Moreover, it appears to be around 533MB in size and is rolling out as an over-the-air (OTA) package.

Screenshots confirming the rollout highlight that the fresh update for last year's Samsung flagships includes improvements for AR Emoji. However, SamMobile reports that apart from general fixes, the update brings various customisation options for AR Emoji. Further, the interface of the AR Emoji feature has reportedly been updated.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 gets an upgraded AR Emoji experience through the new update
Photo Credit: SamMobile

 

The latest software update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 also includes the Call and Message Continuity support that will allow users to accept voice calls and receive text messages on a Galaxy tablet. The feature essentially uses the Samsung account to provide the continuity experience. This sounds similar to Apple's Handoff feature.

As mentioned, the latest software update is initially rolling out in Germany. You can, however, check its availability on your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ by going to Settings > Software update > Download and install.

Samsung last week released an update to the Galaxy S9 that was reportedly rolled out first in Brazil with software build number G9600ZHU5CSFC. This update brought the July 2019 Android security patch and camera improvements, including an improved Camera Night Mode and a QR code scanner.

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  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent build quality and compact design
  • Stereo speakers
  • Good battery life
  • Snappy all-round performance
  • Very good rear camera
  • Vivid HDR display
  • Bad
  • Intelligent Scan feels clunky
  • Attracts fingerprints easily
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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent build quality
  • Stereo speakers
  • Good battery life
  • Snappy all-round performance
  • Very good rear cameras
  • Vivid HDR display
  • Bad
  • Intelligent Scan feels clunky
  • Attracts fingerprints easily
Display6.20-inch
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 9810
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel
RAM6GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity3500mAh
OSAndroid 8.0
Resolution1440x2960 pixels
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