Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ display with a screen resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. The device is powered by an octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via micro SD card.
The latest update shifts the build numbers of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus to version G960FXXU5CSF2 and G965FXXU5CSF2 respectively and weighs in at 574MB. The update adds a new Night Mode inside the camera app of the two phones, which will work similarly to that on the Galaxy S10 series phones.
One of the Galaxy S9 units went from 10 percent to 5 percent in the course of a few seconds. While the battery life of the phone on Android Pie was reported to get generally better than on Android Oreo, the device is now randomly experiencing battery drainage ever since the update.
It's believed that the inability to use Bixby is wholly because Bixby 2.0 hasn’t been smoothened enough and it’s got nothing to do with the latest version of Android. The commands which fail on the Galaxy S9 running Android Pie also fail on the Oreo-based Note 9 unit.
Samsung has started rolling out a beta version of the One UI update to this year’s early flagship devices. The update brings with it a redesigned UI built on top of Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie interface and is currently being rolled out to Galaxy S9/S9+ units in South Korea and the US.
The company is offering up to Rs 12,000 benefits on the purchase of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 8. The offer is live on company’s official online store, Samsung Shop India. Under this offer, users will get instant cashback of up to Rs 6,000 on the purchase of these smartphones.
The Samsung flagship beat the iPhone X in terms of sales in the first quarter and went on to take the top position in the smartphone market. The Galaxy S9 lineup took charge of 2.6 percent of the global market share with Asia-Pacific and North America being the regions where Samsung sold the most.
It’s been a decade since dual-SIM devices started rolling out but it was always annoyingly hard to switch from one network to another. The latest Samsung update solves the problem by allowing users to not only switch between 4G networks simultaneously but also use enhanced HD voice calling through VoLTE concurrently.
With the latest announcement, the Galaxy S9 lineup offers users six different options in colour palettes including Lilac Purple, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, Midnight Black, Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red. The new colour will make its way to China and South Korea by the end of this month followed by other markets.