South Korean smartphone giant Samsung has started rolling out a beta version of Android Pie update for its Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones. However, we should point out that the update is currently available only in the UK, France, Poland and Germany. The beta update is 324MB in size and gets software version G960FXX2ZRLF for Samsung Galaxy S9 and G965FXXU2ZRLF for Galaxy S9+.
It is worth noticing that the stable update for Android Pie for Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 + would be available in January. By rolling out such updates, the company is actually working to fix the bugs that have been detected in previous beta builds of Android Pie for the two smartphones.
The bugs this update takes care of includes improper functioning of apps that require Samsung account, problems with Message notifications, and Phone app crashing on pressing the call button. The update will reportedly reach other markets in a few days’ time too.
Speaking about the specifications of Samsung Galaxy S9, it is powered by the Exynos 9810/Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and runs on Android Oreo with Samsung Experience UI on top. The smartphone features a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The flagship smartphone weighs 163grams and houses a 3,000mAh battery. The device comes with a Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP autofocus f/1.5-f/2.4 camera with optical image stabalization. It is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue and the recently launched Polaris Blue colour options.
Coming to the specifications of Samsung Galaxy S9+, it comes with a 6.2-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The smartphone has 6GB of RAM and a 3,500mAh battery. The device comes with a dual rear camera setup with Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP autofocus f/1.5-f/2.4 lens and a telephoto lens with 12MP autofocus f/2.4 lens. The mobile has three internal storage variants— one with 64GB storage, another with 128GB storage and the most high-end one with 256GB storage.