Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ start receiving September 2018 security patch


The Galaxy Note 9 may be Samsung’s current standard-bearer, but it’s not the only one. If the S-Pen isn’t your thing, you may want to take a look at the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Samsung’s 2018 flagship smartphones that were launched earlier this year.

Samsung has started seeding a new update to both Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The firmware identifiers for the update, which includes the September 2018 security patch, are G960FXXS2BRI1 (S9) and G965FXXS2BRI1 (S9+). It fixes several critical vulnerabilities in Android builds and Samsung’s software running on the two smartphones.

The September 2018 security patch is currently available in many European markets and should be available in other regions soon. Since it’s a phased rollout, the OTA update may take a while to reach all Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ units in the wild.

Samsung seems to be on an update spree these days. The company recently started seeding Android Oreo update to a Galaxy J5 Prime, a mid-range smartphone it launched around two years back.

According to The Android Soul, Galaxy J5 Prime units in UAE are being seeded the update. The OTA update package, which is around 918MB in size, bears software identifier G570FXXU1CRH9. As is always the case, the rollout is phased, so it may take a while for Galaxy J5 Prime units around the world (including those in India) to get it.

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Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime is powered by a quad-core Exynos SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There’s also an expansion slot that can take up microSD cards of up to 256GB. The smartphone has a 5.-inch TFT HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. For imaging, there’s a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. All standard connectivity options are included in the mix, and a 2,400mAh battery rounds off the spec sheet.

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