The cellphone service provider T-Mobile has confirmed that all users who purchased the Samsung Galaxy S9 on their network will receive a new firmware update. The update will bring a host of improvements to the camera functionality and enhance the way Face unlock works on the latest flagship model.
Samsung launched their Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship models in a grand event last month. Ever since the launch, users are super excited to receive the phone from their favorite service provider. T-Mobile had a host of pre-order offers and those who purchased the phone have already started receiving their units. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will receive the firmware update even before it reaches many buyers who pre-ordered it weeks before.
When you switch on the device for the first time, you will be prompted to download the OTA update so as to receive the patch to fix bugs and add improvements. The new Samsung phones are yet to be available in other parts of the world but U.S. service providers are known for shipping flagship models before the official launch date. T-Mobile is among the lot and with the company’s strong track record of early launches, they didn’t disappoint their users in 2018 as they shipped Galaxy S9 models before the official launch date on March 16th.
Responsive Face Unlock and Improved Camera Stability
The update was first confirmed on Reddit as many users in the United States reported that their phones received a firmware update. T-Mobile users confirmed the firmware version G960/G965-USQU1ARBG which is specific to the carrier is now being rolled out in slots. The size of the update weighs in at 259.99MB and going by the changelog, it is confirmed that the update will improve camera stability and face unlock functionality.
Samsung introduced face unlock feature with their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones even before Apple launched the iPhone X. With an improved camera, powerful AI and better hardware, Samsung is pushing the technology even further. The new face unlock feature combines facial recognition with Iris scanning to provide maximum protection for users and to keep the phone’s data private.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones will officially launch on March 16th. T-Mobile is yet to update the changelog and their official page about the firmware update. The service provider is expected to do it once the phone is launched on other smartphone networks. A major security patch for March will also be made available at a later date.