Latest Galaxy Note 9 software update focuses on camera improvements

Latest Galaxy Note 9 software update focuses on camera improvements
Is the Galaxy Note 9 the world’s overall best smartphone right now? Probably. Definitely, according to nonprofit organization Consumer Reports, which however is yet to rigorously review Apple’s latest iPhones.

But even the best of the best can get better. That’s what software updates are for, and while Samsung’s newest flagship handset must continue to wait for an Android 9 Pie makeover, a small but certainly not insignificant UI revision is currently rolling out. 

Only in Germany for the time being, although these things tend to spread out relatively quickly. If you’re lucky, you’ll receive this in a matter of days, and if not, it could take a couple of weeks to reach worldwide distribution.

Why should you be excited about the 300MB or so update? Because “camera picture quality” will be improved. If that sounds vague, the changelog also lists a few specific photography enhancements, including improved “brightness of faces in backlit conditions”, improved “Day/Night HDR control accuracy”, and improved “low light brightness and SNR (Signal Noise Ratio).”

The dual 12MP shooter setup mounted on the back of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is already feature-packed and extremely competent in most environments and conditions. But in one real-life camera comparison, we found the phone matched in overall camera performance by the much cheaper OnePlus 6. Another test showed the Pixel 2 XL demolishing the Note 9 under the night sky, so clearly, there’s still room for improvement.

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. offerscouponsdeals

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 28, 2018

The Note 9 offers the expected improvements in regards to RAM, camera performance, etc., but really gets a strong edge over its predecessor thanks to its improved S Pen and a massive battery.


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010 Dx0mark seems to suggest that this camera is outstanding Cnet also says that the camera on the note nine is outstanding also

5. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Dxo mark are the oems bitches, who pays more usually gets a better score. Note 9 hasan excellent camera but if you pixel peep with gsmare chart tool you can see that the p20 pro and the mate 10 pro are much better overall. Maybe now note 9 has improved but I doubt that they will update their chart which is sad

3. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Pie update? The update that matters.

4. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

To you, maybe.

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