Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 gain new video lockscreen option from Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 gain new video lockscreen option from Galaxy S9
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ or a Note 8, chances are that you've already received a new update that installs the June security patch. Although the changelog doesn't mention it, the update adds a new function that Samsung exclusively included in the Galaxy S9/S9+.

This function allows users to set a video as the phone's lockscreen wallpaper, a feature that some may find gimmicky since it will most likely drain your handset's battery faster. 


In any case, if you recently received an update on your Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8, you can now check for the new functionality by heading to Backgrounds tab of Samsung themes. You can choose to set a predefined video as lockscreen wallpaper, or you can put your own video on your screen if you have one in the Gallery app.

If you don't find the new feature yet, you'll probably have to wait until the June security update arrives on your smartphone, although some users report that they have received two separate updates just a few days apart from each other.

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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
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  • Battery 3000 mAh
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  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
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