Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 smartphone isn’t kaput yet, but it does appear to be losing ground. According to Samsung’s official security updates list, updates for the Note 9 have officially been reduced down to quarterly. The device is three years old at this point, and Samsung is really pushing its foldables, so this isn’t too much of a surprise.
While this is undoubtedly a planned phasing-out, you won’t have to toss your phone anytime soon. 9to5Google posits that the Galaxy Note 9 will likely remain on a quarterly schedule for the next year, then drop further to biannual updates.