March 2018 security patches for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are just starting to make its way out to pre-order customers, but Samsung is wasting no time getting the device updated.

The first OTA for Samsung’s latest phone is hitting devices, but deployment will probably vary by region and carriers. When you do get the update, it’ll bump your phone to the latest security patches that just rolled out to the Google Pixels the other day.

According to reports, the OTA has been spotted in Germany and has a size of  242MB. The only obvious change is an update to the Mach 2018 security patch level from February 2018 on the shipping software. At over 200MB, there might be some other small tweaks in there. It’s still based on Android 8.0,  and the update comes with stability improvements for the camera and facial recognition software. Also, there are some bug fixes and performance updates which Samsung does not include in the changelog.

The version number for the update is G960FXXU1ARC5 and G965FXXU1ARC5 for the GS9 and GS9+, respectively. You can check for updates in the settings menu as soon as your phone arrives.

Conclusion

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