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
- [April 29, 2022]: The Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ in the US are getting the March 2022 security patch. The update is live for the carrier-locked models through the firmware version G96xUSQU9FVB2.
- [March 11, 2022]: Samsung is releasing the current security maintenance, March 2022 to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. For now, the build is available in Germany via firmware version G96xFXXUHFVB4. It will hopefully roll out to other regions soon.
- [February 22, 2022]: The Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ are getting a new update on firmware version G96xU1UEU9FVA1. It packs the December 2021 security patch which is available for carrier-unlocked units in the US on all major US carrier networks.
- [February 15, 2022]: The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 models in South Korea are getting a new update that brings February 2022 security patch. It bears the firmware version G960NKSU5FVA2 and G965NKSU5FVA2 respectively for both models.
- [August 19, 2021]: The Vodafone models of Galaxy S9 in Dutch and Belgian are grabbing a new software update. Arriving on the software version G96*FXXUGFUG4, the update brings the August 2021 security patch. The 219MB size update improves the stability of the function apart from bringing the regular patch fixes.
- [April 8, 2021]: Verizon-based Galaxy S9 series is receiving the latest April 2021 security patch update in the US. The latest update carries firmware versions QP1A.190711.020.G960USQS9FUC2 and QP1A.190711.020.G965USQS9FUC2 for Galaxy S9 and S9+ respectively. Apart from the usual patch fixes, the update does not carry any new additions.
- [March 11, 2021]: Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are receiving the March 2021 security update. The new update for the smartphones will carry firmware versions G960FXXSFFUB3 and G965FXXSFFUB3 respectively. Also, the new update will bring security improvements and stability optimizations. Alongside, the patch fixes for 3 critical bugs and 26 high-level vulnerabilities.
- [February 04, 2021]: The February 2021 Security patch update has now started hitting the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones. The update is rolling out on the G960FXXSEFUA1 and G965FXXSEFUA1 Firwamre versions respectively. Apart from the new Security patch, we hope there’s nothing new in this update. So this update is only meant to increase the Security patch level and enhance the performance of the smartphone.
- [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 seem 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.