By the end of February 2018, Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 series. There were two main versions in the S9 series, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. These devices sported the best-in-class hardware available at that time, including the Snapdragon 845 SoC, UFS 2.1, and so much more. These devices were the buzz of the town at the time of their release, and it still holds up strong thanks to the periodic updates and extensive support from Samsung.
Galaxy S9 series update tracker
- [December 2, 2020]: Samsung started rolling out the December 2020 Android security update to the users of the Galaxy S9 series. The new security patch update is now reaching the international variants of the Galaxy S9 and the S9+flagships. These OTA updates to the Galaxy S9 series can be identified by the build numbers G960FXXSCFTK2 for the Galaxy S9 and G965FXXSCFTK2 for the Galaxy S9+.The update doesn’t seem to include anything other than the security patch update. If you are a user who uses any of the two flagships, you can try installing the update from the Settings app. In case you are unable to install the update, you might have to wait a little longer since like most other brands, Samsung rolls out these updates in batches to reduce server traffic.
- [June 15, 2020]: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ started getting the OneUI 2.1 update. Recently both the phones get One UI 2.1 update in Germany. The update comes with firmware version G960NKSU3ETF4 for Galaxy S9 and firmware version G965NKSU3ETF4 for Galaxy S9+. You can read more on this update in our dedicated article.
- [May 28, 2020]: Verizon based Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ have started receiving the latest security patch. The new OTA update brings all the new security enhancements packed with May 2020 security patch. Read more from our dedicated article.
- [February 19, 2020]: The February 2020 Security patch is now available for Galaxy S9 and S9+. Read more on that from our dedicated article.
- [January 31, 2020]: Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ started getting Android 10 update along with One UI 2.0 in various countries. Android Security Patch for January 2020 is also included in the update. Check our dedicated article for more information.
Samsung will continue supporting the Galaxy S9 series until 2022
Despite being released in 2018, the S9 series will continue receiving support from Samsung in the form of updates. The Korean giant gave these devices the One UI 2.1 and 2.5 updates. Even though the chances of receiving another major update for the S9 series seems blurred, these devices will remain supported by Samsung until 2022. So we believe these devices are worth buying in 2020 for a fraction of the price.