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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus get security patch but miss One UI 2.5 in latest firmware update

Samsung Galaxy S9 users might have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the One UI 2.5 update (Image source: Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy S9 users might have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the One UI 2.5 update (Image source: Samsung)
Samsung recently rolled out update G96xFXXSBETH2 for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Unfortunately, while the latest software includes a security patch, owners of the 2018 flagship lineup are still waiting for One UI 2.5 to materialise.

Samsung recently rolled out a new software update for its 2018 flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The new OTA update, G96xFXXSBETH2, includes a number of security patches and fixes, but little else. This means that Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ users will likely have to wait longer for the arrival of One UI 2.5.

Earlier reports indicated that, due to hardware constraints, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ would receive "trimmed-down" versions of One UI 2.5. This is somewhat puzzling since the Galaxy S9's Exynos 9810 is no slouch, even in 2020. Galaxy S9 owners are likely disappointed since the new One UI version recently arrived on the newer Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup.

We'll likely need to wait another couple months before Samsung rolls out an official One UI 2.5 update for these older flagship phones. One UI 2.5 promises wireless connectivity to Samsung DeX, an enhanced keyboard, and enhanced camera functionality. It isn't clear right now as to which of these features, if any, will make their way over to the Samsung Galaxy S9.

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-09- 8 (Update: 2020-09- 8)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.