When you pick yours up, you should head to the settings to check for new updates. Both T-Mobile and Verizon have announced a new update for all three models before they’ve even launched, and it’s likely that AT&T and Sprint will have the same update available at launch.
The OTA update should improve the functionality of the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor as well as camera performance. We noted that camera samples did not look particularly good during Samsung Unpacked, but that was on pre-release software and we’re sure Samsung has improved the photo capabilities since then and this update will only make it better. The update also includes the February 2019 security patch, though it’s pretty disappointing to see the device launch without the March patch.
When you pull that shiny new phone out of the box, be prepared to download a new update and it’s preferable to use WiFi to download it. It weighs in at just under 500MB so it may take a while to download and install, so keep that in mind. Hopefully it results in a better user experience out of the box!