The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus along with the Galaxy S9 will not receive the software update. This flagship smartphone in early 2018, is no longer included in the list of Samsung product devices that are eligible for the security update.
In other words, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus won’t get any more security patches. This marks the end of the device’s glorious four-year journey.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Not Receiving Android Update
In a recent report, Samsung has removed the mobile security page for this Galaxy S9 series.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 as well as the S9 Plus will no longer receive security updates. This marks the end of all software updates of the series line.
This move is actually not too surprising. Because these two devices are 4 year old phones.
Samsung previously only committed to 4 years of updates for its best devices.
Samsung always downgrades devices to a quarterly update schedule. This usually happens when the phone is in its last year of support.
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About Samsung Smartphone Update
The company recently upgraded the software support to some newer devices, up to 5 years leading the way. However, the Galaxy S9 series will not benefit from the update.
The March 2022 security update is the last for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus phones.
This decision isn’t actually part of Samsung’s four-year update plan. However, the decision still applies to both Galaxy S9 series phones.
As far as Android updates are concerned, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus lag behind the One UI 2.5 update based on Android 10.
Users can unofficially port Android 11 and Android 12 on the device.
In this case the users need to have an unlocked bootloader as well as TWRP installed to flash the Noble ROM. However, users may find some features missing and find some bugs if this is what the user does.
Luckily, both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus phones have a pretty active custom ROM development scene.
So, if that outdated software has a glitch and users don’t want to switch to a newer device, then there is a solution.
Users can install ROM based on Android 12. This will refresh the device.
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Remembering the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specifications
Like almost all other flagship Galaxy S series phones, the S9 series comes in two regional variants. One of the two variants comes with Snapdragon 845 support and the other variant supports Exynos 9810.
The Samsung S9 Plus uses a larger 6.2-inch panel with a higher resolution, than the Galaxy S9 which packs a 5.8-inch curved screen.
In terms of cameras, the S9 comes with a single 12 MP rear camera. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a dual camera setup consisting of a 12 MP and 12 MP main telephoto unit.