Samsung began bringing some of its latest Galaxy S20 flagship features to older Galaxy flagships such as the Note10 and S10 via the One UI 2.1 update. Features such as Single Take, Pro Mode for Video, an enhanced Gallery app, Quick Share, and Music Sharing features from the S20 were brought to the older devices, which was a welcome addition. However, there have been reports of the South Korean giant planning to release this update for even older flagships, such as the Note9 and the S9 family.
Though there was conflicting information late last month on whether the update was indeed planned, SamMobile now reports that it has come across firmware versions of the One UI 2.1 update for the Galaxy Note9. This information corroborates earlier reports that suggested that the said update had entered the testing phase for the Note9.
The company is supposedly testing firmware versions N960NKSU3ETD1 and N960FXXU5ETD5 for the South Korean and European versions, respectively. These firmware versions are a bump up from the current one for the device, which is N960FXXU5DTCA. As to what exact features will make it to the device is currently unknown, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Pro mode for videos make a return to the device since that is a feature that was infamously removed from the S9 and Note9 with the Android 9.0 Pie-based One UI update.
The S9 and Note9 line of devices were launched in 2018 and have seen two major OS updates. The One UI 2.1 update, if released for these devices, will likely be the last major updates to be offered to the phones.