Samsung releases first software update for the Galaxy Note 8

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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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Thank God I have Bixby, I could translate it with my camera. It's Dutch and it's about performance and bugs fixes, nothing interesting. Had to try it, lol

7. srgonu

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Just tried on my Note 8. Too cool. :)

2. Carlitos

Posts: 693; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Samsung website says 4k 60fps video recording for the note 8 all of the sudden. Could the camera improvements in this update be about that?? Someone who has a note 8 should check out if it's so after the update

3. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Interesting I had to look that up

4. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Still only see 4K 30fps on their global site, where did you get that?

5. jasrockett

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

60 fps would be soooo good

6. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup so good that I can record for 10mins to fill my 64gb Storage.

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