Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition May Get Android 9 Pie Update With Samsung One UI

The update might come sometime next year for the Note 7 FE, after the latest Samsung flagship devices receive it.


Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition emerged out of what was left of Galaxy Note 7. The refurbished device came out with a smaller battery after being tested under the company’s 8-point battery testing procedure for enhanced safety. Samsung has been supporting the device ever since and it has received all the software updates on time. And now, it seems like the device will be getting the Android 9 Pie update with the company’s latest One UI on the top along with the other flagship devices.

Wi-Fi Certification Confirms the Device running Android 9 Pie

The certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance for the model number SM-N935 shows the device running Android Pie. The Galaxy Note 7 was launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and  the refurbished Note FE units shipped with Android 7.1 Nougat and the device has received all the major software updates on time. Currently, it is running the Android 8.0 Oreo and if the speculations go right, we will be seeing Android 9 Pie update with the latest One UI running on the top.

Now, the certification is not a concrete proof that the Galaxy Note FE will be upgraded to Android 9 Pie, but the company requesting for the same must mean something. Samsung has confirmed to bring the latest software update to the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, the S8 series and the recently-released Note 9 in the coming future. Confirmed or not, the Android 9 Pie update will take time to make its way to the Galaxy Note FE as compared to the newer flagships. If Samsung decides to go with upgrading the device to Android 9 Pie, its latest software experience ‘One UI’ will be an obvious companion choice.

Latest Samsung Flagship Phones to Get the Update in January

While we might have to wait for the Galaxy Note FE to get onboard with the Android 9 Pie, the newer Samsung flagships will be getting the update by the end of January next year. One UI, on the other hand, is all set to roll out for the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, last year’s S8 series, and the current flagship Galaxy Note 9. The redesigned interface replaces TouchWiz and is rebranded as Samsung Experience.

Earlier, Samsung announced that it will be releasing the beta version of the Android 9 Pie for the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Note 9 by the end of this month. The update will be joined by the One UI design. While the other smartphone makers have started rolling out the beta and even stable update for several of their devices, Samsung is taking time to get it right.

The company released its latest flagship, dubbed the Galaxy Note 9, a while back and the device was not received as well as the company expected. However, it is a great device and it comes with significant upgrades over its predecessor. To recall, the smartphone features a 6.4-inch super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Under the hood, the device is powered by an Exynos 9810 chipset, combined with a Mali-G72 MP1 GPU. In the imaging department, the device features a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera setup at the rear. On the front, there is an 8 MP camera for selfies and video-calling needs. Keeping the smartphone running is a 4000 mAh capacity battery. And, the major highlight of the device is the enhanced S Pen that comes with Bluetooth Low Energy technology.