Samsung keeps updating the Galaxy Note 9 even though it is not necessary

Samsung Galaxy Note 9.


  • A new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update is here.
  • The update includes the Android 2022 Android Security Patch.
  • Samsung moved the phone to a quarterly schedule, but still updates it almost every month.

Back in September 2021, Samsung moved its flagship Note phone from 2018 to a quarterly update schedule. Theoretically, it should have been updated just twice since then.

But over the past six months, the phone has been updated three times in December, January and February. Now we have a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update for April 2022 with the Android security patch from March 2022 with it (per. Droid-Life). That’s four updates in six months.

Also see: A story about the Samsung Galaxy Note series

Given that Samsung does not have to keep this nearly four-year-old device updated as often, it’s nice to see it continue to do so anyway.

So far, we have only seen the update on Verizon-labeled versions of the phone. However, it is likely that it will make it to other variants over the coming days and weeks. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update has the build number QP1A.190711.020.N960USQS9FVC5.

Unfortunately, it seems that the update does not have much going for it beyond the March 2022 patch. Despite Samsung’s generosity with updates to its aging flagship, it still does not have the resources to bring new Android upgrades or new features.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was voted unanimously by both Android Authority and our readers as the best smartphone of 2018.