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Samsung releases first software update for the Galaxy Note 8

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With two days left until the Galaxy Note 8 is officially released (September 15), Samsung is sending a software update to the handset - at least in Europe.  

 

According to the screenshot seen on the right

(in Dutch), the very first Note 8 update weighs in at 571 MB, and doesn't change the Android version of the phone - it's still 7.1.1 Nougat. The update brings overall performance enhancements, improvements related to wireless charging, and improved camera stability. 


Unfortunately, the update doesn't seem to include Google's Android security patch for September, but we assume this will be available in the near future anyway.

 

If you've pre-ordered a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the US and you're waiting for it to arrive, you might see that this update is available to download once you receive the phone and you're powering it on.

 

Needless to say, the Galaxy Note 8 will not run Android Nougat for long, as it will be updated to Android 8 Oreo at some point. However, Samsung hasn't shared specific details about this.   


 

source: GalaxyClub (translated)

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 specs
  • Display 6.3 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung Experience UI
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