Samsung Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 update is now available for installation and here is where you can download it immediately. Samsung, after updating Galaxy Note 9 few days back, has finally launched a new build for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Unlike monthly security updates, this build carries a major skin update. Jumping from One UI 2.0 that was introduced with Android 10, latest June 2020 software brings One UI 2.1 to the device. If you are looking to immediately install Samsung Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 update, we recommend downloading the complete, official factory image from ahead.
Initially, Samsung wasn’t keen on releasing One UI 2.1 for its older Galaxy S9 series but after backlash from loyal customers, the brand finally went ahead. The Android revision is the same as before — Android 10 — however, the changes lie in Samsung’s proprietary skin that it overlays on top. New features like Music Share, Quick Share, improved Camera app and more are present as well. We will be discussing all that’s new ahead along with One UI 2.1 update download links.
Samsung Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9 Plus One UI 2.1 Update
If you are unfamiliar with One UI, it is Samsung’s propietrary Android skin. Renamed from Samsung Experience, One UI takes its name by deploying techniques to make one-hand use easy on larger phones.
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 was the first phone to have One UI 2.1. Here are all the changes for this update.
One UI 2.1
For the most obvious change that users will notice right after they update is the UI itself. There are small refinements and tweaks throughout the system that make the whole software flow that much better. Notification buttons, icons and layouts are the few aspects One UI 2.1 tweaks.
To experience all that is new with One UI 2.1, the best method is to experience it for yourself.
New Camera and Gallery App Modes
Users will be happy to know that Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are getting better camera and gallery apps with new One UI 2.1 stable update. Changes to these apps included new features as well as improvements to existing functionality.
New modes coming to Galaxy S9 series include: Single Take, improved Night Mode and Pro Video mode.
Samsung is still continuing its efforts on AR. With Note 9 One UI 2.1 build, there is a new AR Zone app that consolidates everything related to AR — AR Doodle, AR Emoji — into one single place. This adds to overall convenience and reduces confusion when accessing Augmented Reality on Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
June 2020 Security Patch
A smaller change but important nonetheless, Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 build arrives with this month’s — June 2020 — security patch. Google releases new security changes each month and the latest June 2020 definitions have been integrated in this Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 update.
Download Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 June 2020 Update
Both phones can be manually updated to new firmware files through the complete images ahead. After downloading, users can utilize latest Odin to install the update on Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9 Plus. The firmware files work across all storage variants of the phone — keeping in mind the model number of the firmware itself — and also on phones that have been rooted, are running custom ROMs or any other system modification.
These are the technical details for Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 and Galaxy S9+ One UI 2.1 firmware:
|Android Version||Android 10 / Q|
|Security Patch Level||June 2020|
|One UI Version||One UI 2.1|
Samsung Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 Update:
The following link will let you download official firmware for Galaxy S9 G960F.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus One UI 2.1 Update:
The following link will let you download official firmware for Galaxy S9 Plus G965F.