Samsung Galaxy S8 series surprisingly receives a new system update

Samsung Galaxy S8 series is no longer on the list of officially supported smartphones for software updates. However, in a surprise move by the South Koran company, this device suddenly received a system update today. According to reports, Samsung pushed a system update for the Galaxy S8 series devices in France. The update includes security patches for November 2021. It also includes repairs of system vulnerabilities related to privacy and security. This new update firmware version is G95xFXXUCDUK1. The Samsung Galaxy S8 series was released on March 29, 2017. The series includes the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus flagships.

Samsung Galaxy S8 series

In terms of core configuration, the Samsung Galaxy S8 uses a 5.8-inch full screen while the Galaxy S8+ uses a 6.2-inch full screen. Both smartphones use the Snapdragon 835 processors with batteries not exceeding 3500 mAh. Both are pre-installed with the Android 7 operating system, and Samsung has subsequently pushed the Android 9 operating system.

If you are in France and own any of these devices, you may have the notification already. However, if there is no notification, you can check for the update manually by going to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ specifications

  • S8 – 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with 570ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • S8+ – 6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with 529ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB storage (UFS 2.1), 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 128GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory with microSD
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Single / Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.55″ sensor size, OIS, 1.4µm pixel size
  • 8MP autofocus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size, 80-degree wide-angle lens
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Ultra High-Quality Audio Playback – PCM: Up to 32 bits; DSD: DSD64/128
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
  • S8 – Dimensions:  148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm; Weight: 152g
  • S8+ – Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm; Weight: 173g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
  • S8 – 3000mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging
  • S8+ – 3500mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging

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