Samsung has been updating its older flagship devices including Galaxy Note 9 with the latest security patches. Consequently, the Galaxy Note 9 received the latest May 2020 security patch. Now, the company has started rolling out One UI 2.1 for the Galaxy Note 9 in Germany. The new UI includes features like Quick Share, camera improvements, and more.
One UI 2.1 update
Update 17-06-2020: Samsung has made the One UI 2.1 update available in India too. Some users on Reddit confirmed the OTA rollout in India. The update weighs 1339 MB in size, and packs June 2020 Security Patch Update too.
Accordingly, the update with the firmware version N960FXXU5ETF5 is rolling out to the users of Germany. Samsung seems to be bundling the new One UI 2.1 update along with the June 2020 security patch. The UI which debuted in the latest Galaxy S20 series is finally trickling down to the older flagships in the country. This comes as a surprise since the latest version was rumoured to debut on the Galaxy Note 9 in Korea.
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However, unlike the latest Galaxy S20 series, the new One UI brings in only a few features to the Galaxy Note 9. There is a Quick Share option through which you can share files, there are camera UI with a few improvements including the Single Take option. This lets the device capture an array of shots as you press the shutter button and produce a good quality image.
More emphasis on Camera
There is also an option to create custom filters. This lets you capture the colour and styles of the images you like and save it as a separate filter. You can use them at a later time for future images as well. Star of the show is the Pro Video recording which lets you tinker around ISO, Shutter speed, and white balance of your choice.
Apart from this, there is an AR zone that has all the augmented reality features like Doodles and AR stickers. The changelog of the update also mentions improvements in system stability and bug fixes. All in all, the update for Galaxy Note 9 comes a surprise and should take a while before reaching other markets. In the meantime, users of Germany can head over to Settings>Software Update to check for the latest OTA update.