New features of Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 detailed in infographic

New features of Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 detailed in infographic
Android 8 Oreo has been out for quite some time now, but it still hasn't graced the vast majority of phones running on Google's OS. Samsung, the biggest player on the Android market, has taken its sweet time with the update, largely due to the fact that it likes to embellish and enhance the software with its own custom overlay called the "Samsung Experience" (previously known as TouchWiz).

Fortunately, we're not too far off from seeing the first Samsung phones to be officially powered by Android 8. After several months of public beta tests, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are very close to receiving the Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0. The official rollout will hopefully happen before the end of February.

If you've participated in the beta program, you've probably seen Sammie's infographic about the new features coming with the software. If you didn't get the chance to enroll, feel free to check it out. 

The image is quite tall, so we've cut it up and collected the informational bits in the gallery below. Make sure to use the "+" icon if you need to zoom in. Keep in mind that only features exclusive to Samsung Experience 9.0 are present here, meaning that the functionalities of the stock Android Oreo are not mentioned.

Related phones

Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)



1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1261; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

The new cards, bixby briefing, and color lens seem like meaningful additions plus being able to access Samsung cloud as an app is welcome.

2. DolmioMan

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Does the S8 still not have Oreo? Wowza

12. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

quality over quantity. Look at the s8 Oreo, only i beta beasts on the 5T, Pixel 2XL, and iPhone X in versus videos on youtube. It's all about time, quality updates.

17. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The actual S8 update has been rolling out for a while now. This particular one is for the Verizon models. Verizon usually holds the updates up another 2 or 3 months adding their crap to it.

3. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Samsung lagexperience 9.0

13. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I guess you don't own an S8or Note8, I'm sure if you did, you wouldn't say this because the are quick lag free devices. Pretty much every major tech reviewers on youtube claims the device is quick even after minths of use. John Tettinger from Technobuffalo claims Sanaung devices used to lag, and I admit it did, up to S5 for me and I haven't tried S6 so I wouldn't know, but it doesnt matter, today, touchwiz is gone, Samsung UX is amazing. Lots of great useful features to enrich your lifestyle and no slowdowns in a very heavy Android OS. And check out the s8 and note8 running a beta version of oreo destroying the Pixel 2XL, 5T, and iPhoneX. No lags, great ram management. Keeps all apps open and still faster than those devices on Nougat. Lets say those 3 devices gets faster with updates, well, you can't complain about the s8 or s8 oreo

14. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

yep and those "major tech reviewers" want to keep getting those review units from Samesung, so...... Lag is lag, even when they lag to get out the new update.

6. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

the more i think about the Samsung UX the more i realize Samsung want to separate itself from Google i mean it is like a completely different os that happens to be built on and android core for good or for bad this is the reality of the new approach of Samsung and it collaboration with Microsoft

7. bucknassty

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

you realize thats how it has aways been? it has nothing to do with collaboration with microsoft they use to even have GPE (google play editions) because their software is so different and they use it to distance themselves from google and be unique without having to establish a new operating system... Look how close tizen is to samsungs version of android and you will understand they keep it different in case anything in the future happens to google, they can easily jump ship

9. kick413

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Yep. Seamless transition if needed.


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Tizen OS is more or less this idea that you have highlighted. But if it has no appeal, what's the use? Windows Mobile did not go through difficulties because of being bad. It was because he had no appeal.

8. torr310

Posts: 1729; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

New Settings menu is good... I hate the Settings menu in Nougat, because some setting are buried deep and it's difficult to find. Well, it's good for some users who need minimal Settings menu.


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Interesting because I thought there was almost no difference between the Samsung Experience 8.5 and the Samsung Experience 9.0.

11. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I hope they will add Tab to wake display and rise to wake display like iphone

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