New GALAXY S8 AND S8+ ARE Latest RECEIVING JANUARY 2021 SECURITY PATCH

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New GALAXY S8 AND S8+ ARE Latest RECEIVING JANUARY 2021 SECURITY PATCH

Back in 2015, Samsung brought a major overhaul to its flagship series leaving the plastic build for a glass-metal design with the Galaxy S6 series.

This concept evolved in 2017 when the brand introduced the Galaxy S8 and S8+. These devices were the company’s first flagships that pushed the infinite display trend forward.

After all, with the release of the Galaxy S21 series, these devices are at least three generations behind. In fact, they were left stuck on Android 9 Pie and couldn’t even receive the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update. Although Samsung is no more interested in bringing major Android updates for these devices, it still is providing quarterly updates.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with model numbers SM-G950F and SM-G955F are receiving the new firmware update.

According to SamMobile’s report, the Galaxy S8 is getting firmware version G950FXXSBDUA3  and S8+ G955FXXSBDUA3 across Latin America.

Back in February 2019, the company brought One UI update for the Galaxy S8 series with Android Pie. Unfortunately, the devices didn’t get any major updates after that.

The company moved the duo of flagships to the Quarterly cycle of updates last year. Despite the lack of major Android updates, it’s interesting to see Samsung bringing security patches for such old smartphones.

If you still rock a Galaxy S8 or S8+, you can check if the update is available through the Settings >> Software Update >> Download and Install menu. Although the devices can’t get major Android devices, it’s important to keep them updated with the latest batch of security updates.

All The Specifications About Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

Launch
Announced
2017, March
Status
Available. Released 2017, April
Network
Technology
GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 66(1700/2100), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS
Yes
Edge
Yes
Body
Dimensions
148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)
Weight
155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM
Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Build
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
Others
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) - IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Display
Type
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size
5.8 inches (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution
1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch
Yes
Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Others
- 3D Touch (home button only) - Always-on display - TouchWiz UI
Platform
OS
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU
Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU
Adreno 540
Memory
Card Slot
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model
Internal
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera
Primary
12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features
1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, dual-video rec
Secondary
8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
Sound
Alert types
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker
Yes
3.5mm Jack
Yes
Others
- 32-bit/384kHz audio - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth
5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC
Yes
Radio
No
USB
3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features
Sensors
Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging
SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser
HTML5
Java
No
Others
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support) - Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0) - Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent) - ANT+ support - S-Voice natural language commands and dictation - MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player - Photo/video editor - Document editor
Battery
Battery
Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Talk time
Up to 20 h (3G)
Music play
Up to 67 h
Misc
Colors
Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
Price group
About 700 EUR

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