Galaxy Note 9 Pie update news and more: One UI beta 2 based on Android 9 now available [official]

The Galaxy Note 9 comes preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and on top of it is Samsung’s Experience 9.5 that brings a flurry of customizations and features to the phone. Among the features that the Note 9 comes with is the support for super slow-motion video recording, just like the Galaxy S9 and S9+, however, Samsung will obviously be rolling out regular updates aimed at not only making this feature better but also improving the overall experience of the Galaxy Note 9.

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On this page, we have everything you need to know about Galaxy Note 9 software updates. Whether you want to know about the latest Android security update and what else it brings to the fold or maybe you wanna find out when your Note 9 will make the switch to the latest and greatest from Google, Android 9 Pie; we have got your back. You’ll find changelogs, download links, as well as firmware versions of all updates that are released for the Note 9, be it carrier variants or the unlocked models.

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Update [Dec 11]: One UI beta 2 based on Android 9 Pie is now available in markets where the initial rollout was released, India and Europe. The update includes the December 2018 security patch and a flurry of bug fixes that push the file size to a little over 550MB, as seen in the screengrab below, which also contains the full changelog.

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Software update timeline

International Galaxy Note 9

Date Software version Changelog
04 Dec 2018 N960FXXU2ZRKQ | Android 9.0 Installs One UI beta based on Android 9 Pie
13 Nov 2018 N960FXXS2ARK2  | Android 8.1 November 2018 security update
26 Oct 2018 N960FXXS2ARJ4 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security update
12 Oct 2018 N960FXXU2ARJ1 | Android 8.1 The same changelog as the previous ARI9 update, at least for those who hadn’t received the camera updates. Still on September 2018 security patch
28 Sep 2018 N960FXXU2ARI9 | Android 8.1 Improves camera picture quality, the brightness of faces in backlit environments, Day/Night HDR control accuracy, low light brightness, and Signal Noise Ratio
12 Sep 2018 N960FXXS2ARH6 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch
24 Aug 2018 N960FXXU1ARH5 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch (pre-installed)
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AT&T Galaxy Note 9

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Date Software version Changelog
21 Sep 2018 N960USQS1ARI5 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch
24 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH4 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch
16 Oct 2018 N960USQU1ARG6 | Android 8.1 Pre-installed

Sprint Galaxy Note 9

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Date Software version Changelog
18 Sep 2018 N960USQS1ARH6 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security update
24 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH4 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch and stability improvements
16 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH2 | Android 8.1 Pre-installed

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9

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Date Software version Changelog
19 Sep 2018 N960USQS1ARH6 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security update
24 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH2 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch
16 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARFL | Android 8.1 Pre-installed
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Verizon Galaxy Note 9

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Date Software version Changelog
13 Nov 2018 N960USQS1ARJ9 | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch
25 Oct 2018 N960USQU1ARJ5 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch
18 Sep 2018 N960USQS1ARH6 | Android 8.1 September 2o18 security patch
17 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH2 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch (pre-installed)

Galaxy Note 9 Android 9 Pie update

Expected release date: Q1 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 started receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update in mid-March 2018, something that should give us an idea of when to expect the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update. There has been a lot of hype surrounding Google’s Project Treble, but we all know this will only work if OEMs are also committed to rolling out timely updates.

Samsung’s Android Pie updates will be the company’s ultimate test with respect to timely updates, especially now that the Galaxy Note 9 has Project Treble out of the box. Still, we don’t expect much of a change, meaning we can only be hopeful of an earlier-than-March launch in Q1 2019.

Samsung One UI

For the uninitiated, Samsung has once again changed its Android skin from Experience to One UI. Given the skin is part of Android 9 Pie, the Galaxy Note 9 will also get it. You can check out more about this new skin on this page.

To get an idea of what to expect, check out the preview below.

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