Are Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, And Note 8 In Line For Android 9.0 OS Update: Check Out For Digital Wellbeing WIthin Your Smartphones


One UI, Digital Wellness, and more are some of the highlighting features of the new firmware update.

Written By Tech Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:
Is your Samsung GAlaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8 getting Android 9.0 OS update?

If you are a user of the Samsung Galaxy S8 series of smartphones and the Galaxy Note 8, then do check for the Android 9.0 (Pie) OS update on a regular basis as the much-expected software upgrade may just make it to the handsets. In case your devices are seeded with the Pie update, then do let us know in the comments section below.

Now, as per a GSMArena report which quotes a Wi-Fi Alliance certification that indicates a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9550) running Android 9.0 (Pie) and a variant SM-G9500 , minds of users of the Galaxy S8 would undoubtedly be fixed on whether the OS update would indeed hit the smartphone; if yes, when?

Also, the Wi-Fi Alliance report indicates the SM-N9500 device which refers to a Samsung Note 8 variant, as being driven by Google Android 9.0.

However, the above developments are not official confirmations of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S8, And S8 Plus smartphones receiving Android 9.0 OS update. Hence, it should do no harm for the users to check their devices and report if there has been any progress with respect to the newer software seeding.

At this juncture, the comparatively newer variants viz the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9 are expected to be seeded with Google’s new firmware during the earlier part of 2019.

As far as the new enhancements are concerned, Android Pie introduces the below aspects which are worth checking out:

  • One UI
  • Digital Wellbeing
  • Adaptive Battery
  • Edge-to-edge screens
  • Ability to put forward over-the-air (OTA) updates
  • HDR support
  • HEIF Photos
  • Notification Enhancements for Messaging
  • Slices
  • Multi Camera support

The Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone features the below key technical specifications:

  • 5.8-inch Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with resolutions of 1440x2960 pixels
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system; out of the box
  • 12 MP rear camera
  • 8 MP front snapper
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64 GB Internal storage
  • MIcroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 128 GB (in dual-SIM variants)
  • Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 with Type-C USB connector compatibility, LTE, HSPA connectivity
  • 3000 mAh fixed battery.

In India, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is available for purchase online at INR 47000.

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