Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + are reportedly receiving the latest Android security patch for March 2021. The premium smartphones that were launched three years ago will only receive the updated security patch with build number G96xFXXSFFUB3. The update is expected to be available for Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + smartphones at the end of this month. The smartphones continue to use the Android 10-based One UI 2.5, but there was no news as to whether they would get the latest version of the One UI.
According to a report from SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + are now receiving the security patch from March 2021 and should reach all devices by the end of this month. To manually check for the update, go to Settings> Software Update> Download and Install. This is just a security patch update, so there are no new features or user interface improvements for these smartphones.
In an October 2020 announcement, Samsung said that the last major update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + will be the addition of One UI 2.5. The update brought improvements to the Samsung keyboard with a split mode and a YouTube search function. There are also improvements to the camera and the single take mode has a function to adjust the recording time.
In other news on Galaxy, Samsung launched an inexpensive smartphone on Thursday – the Galaxy M12 – powered by an Exynos 850 SoC and equipped with 3GB, 4GB and 6GB of RAM. Optional 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of memory are available, has a 6,000 mAh battery and a quad rear-view camera setup. Pricing starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3 GB + 32 GB storage variant and goes up to Rs. 13,499 for the 6 GB + 128 GB storage model. It will go on sale on March 18 on the Samsung official website, Amazon, and in select retail stores.
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