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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Update Brings Improved Call Stability and Wallpaper Quality

 
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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Update Brings Improved Call Stability and Wallpaper Quality

Highlights

  • The file size of the update is around 300-350MB
  • The update is rolling out to Indian units as well
  • This is the second software update since launch

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have received their latest software update with build number XXU1ARCC on both variants in markets including India. According to the changelog, a couple of new features have been added to the Galaxy S9 duo. These include an improvement in call stability and enhancement to wallpapers on the two smartphones. To download and install the update, go into Settings > Software Update > Download Updates Manually. In our case, size of the update was around 317MB.

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Latest software update on Galaxy S9+

 

Launched in India on March 6, the Galaxy S9 series has previously received an OTA-based software update that brought improved stability to the handsets' Face Unlock feature and camera app. This update also rolled out the latest March Android security update to Samsung's latest flagship models.

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ specifications

Just to briefly recap, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are powered by the company's latest Exynos 9810 SoC, in markets including India, and Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 SoC in markets such as US and China. The Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB RAM, Galaxy S9+ has 6GB RAM; both are available in 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB storage variants. The Galaxy S9 duo comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, IP68 water resistance, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, and Bluetooth 5.0.

Both phones sport QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED displays with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio; the Galaxy S9 has a screen size of 5.8 inches while the Galaxy S9+ gets a larger 6.2-inch panel. Both handsets also have an identical front camera with an 8-megapixel autofocus sensor and f/1.7 sensor. The primary rear cameras on both phones have a Super Slow-Mo feature that allows video recording at 960FPS. However, the Galaxy S9+ has a dual rear camera setup while the smaller, Galaxy S9 does not.

 

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
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  • 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
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