The Galaxy S9 might be two years old but it seems Samsung hasn’t forgotten about these ageing smartphones just yet. Those with one of these 2018 flagships in their pockets are about to receive a blockbuster update and it’s certainly an exciting one.
As spotted by the team at SamMobile, One UI 2.1 has begun rolling out in Germany and is expected to get a wider release in the coming days and weeks.
Once installed, it brings a swathe of bonus extras to the S9 and S9+ including the ability to share files more seamlessly via Quick Share.
Similar to Apple’s AirDrop, this feature will let S9 owners beam documents, photos, music and movies between other devices with a single tap on the screen. It works with all Galaxy devices including laptops and tablets and will certainly make it far more simple to share content.
Another nice change that is coming to the S9 is a big update to its rear camera.
Those with One UI 2.1 installed will get access to photography features including Single Take which shoots both pictures and a video at the same time.
There’s also a Pro video mode which lets budding filmmakers dig deeper into the settings for more control over their shots.
One final change is the addition of a new AR Zone app. This places things such as AR Doodle, and AR Emoji in one place.
If you like making fun of your face then the AR Emoji feature is now updated with enhanced facial recognition and editing tools which allow you to tweak things to your heart’s content.
There’s no word yet when a full rollout will be taking place but it’s worth keeping an eye on your phone’s settings as this is one you won’t want to miss.
To check for the latest updates make sure your device is fully charged and connected to Wi-Fi. Then head to Settings and tap Software updates, then Check for updates. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update.
This could be one of the last big updates for the S9 as Samsung only guarantees these changes for two years.
With Android 11 due out later in 2020 it’s unlikely the S9 will get any more major changes so enjoy this One UI 2,1 update when it lands on your device.
Published at Wed, 17 Jun 2020 05:42:00 +0000