Samsung recently outed its official roadmap with respect to Android 9 Pie rollout to eligible devices and high on the list after the Galaxy Note and S series is the Galaxy A family.
Now, today, we have even more evidence adding more weight to the expected April 2019 release date for the Galaxy A9 2018 Pie update. A listing of the A9 2018 on Geekbench running Pie suggests that the device has already entered the testing phase.
From the performance scores (1613 for single-core and 5699 for multi-core), we can assume that things are on track with only a few optimizations left here and there. However, even Samsung itself doesn’t have a specific release date in mind, so we won’t pretend that we know more.
So far, only the Galaxy S9, S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 have successfully switched to the stable version of Android 9 Pie with One UI. More devices are expected to join the party this coming month beginning with the Note 8 and later on the S8 and S8+ will get the update in March 2019.
It is after the S8 and S8+ get the Pie update that attention will turn to the Galaxy A9 2018, that is, in April 2019. There is still a long way to go.