T-Mobile pushes Android update for Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ via OTA

Samsung Galaxy S9

T-Mobile has started to roll out a fresh update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ series. With baseband version G960USQU2ARC6, the new update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 is based on Android 8.0 Oreo and includes Android security updates and several bug fixes.

Talking about the Samsung Galaxy S9+, the update is being pushed with baseband version G965USQU2ARC6 and includes the same Android security updates and bug fixes. The software bits are same for both the handsets except build number.

While the capacity of the update for the Galaxy S9 measures 343MB, the size of the new update for the Galaxy S9+ is around 373MB. Before proceeding to download the update, you should establish connectivity with Wi-Fi and charge the handset up to atleast 50 percent. The update is not too large and hence you can easily download via mobile connectivity.

On the specifications front, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is equipped with a 5.8-inch SAMOLED QHD display, Exynos 9810 processor, Mali-G72 MP18 graphics, 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB expandable internal storage, 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and 3000mAh battery. The rear camera provides support for PDAF, OIS and includes an LED Flash.

The Galaxy S9+ features a 6.2-inch QHD SAMOLED display, Exynos 9810 processor, Mali-G72 MP18 graphics, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 12MP+12MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera powered by a 3500mAh battery. It is to be noted that both Galaxy S9 and S9+ comes with the fingerprint sensor, face unlock and iris scanner in addition to all the standard sensors and connectivity features.

If you are eligible, you will be able to view a notification on your smartphone. It will take few days for the update to hit your devices and hence you need to be patient. Alternatively, you can verify the presence of the update manually by navigating to the Settings menu.

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