Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) start getting Android 8.0 Oreo

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) start getting Android 8.0 Oreo
Along with the Galaxy A6/A6+ (2018), the Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) are the latest mid-range smartphones launched by Samsung. However, while the former models come with Android 8.0 Oreo on board, the latter run Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Even though they've been released on the market just a few months from each other, the Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) still ship with Android Nougat. The good news is these two mid-range smartphones will not remain stuck on Nougat for too long now.

New reports confirm Samsung has already kicked off the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018), and although the update is only available in some countries, we believe it won't be long before it goes global.

As far as the changes go, the update adds support for VoLTE on both SIM slots and the July security patch. There's no mention of Dolby Atmos support though, probably because it's only available for use over wired and Bluetooth audio.

For the time being, Samsung Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) can be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. If you live in one of these countries, you should be able to download the update using Samsung's Smart Switch app.

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Galaxy A8 (2018)
  • Display 5.6 inches
    2220 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy A8+ (2018)
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2220 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI

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