Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ won't get Dolby Atmos with Oreo update, company says

This unreleased Oreo build for the Galaxy S8/S8+ seemed to include support for Dolby Atmos

This unreleased Oreo build for the Galaxy S8/S8+ seemed to include support for Dolby Atmos


Samsung is not going to introduce Dolby Atmos support on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with Android Oreo. In response to a query about the possible inclusion of the feature, a UK Samsung Members community admin revealed that Samsung has no plans of implementing Dolby Atmos on the 2017 flagship pair with the next major software update. 

Sadly, the Dolby Atmos cake appears to be a lie

Sadly, the Dolby Atmos cake appears to be a lie

As you might know, a few days ago, an unreleased beta build of Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ emerged online. A major change observed by users who sideloaded the update on their phones was the inclusion of a Dolby Atmos toggle in the settings menu. The provided screenshots seemed to prove that this was a real thing, although users reported that the feature was not functional. 

If you're not sure what Dolby Atmos is, let us explain. It is an audio software, which fine-tunes EQ settings and surround emulation for when the user is wearing headphones. It is considered to be vastly superior to stereo and even surround sound, as it eliminates the whole "audio coming from different channels" approach. Instead, Atmos is capable of creating a complete sphere of sound all around you, which gives a big boost to immersiveness. Only a limited number of phones feature Dolby Atmos, the most notable of them being the Razer Phone and the Nokia 6. The leaked Oreo build gave us hope that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ might be joining that club, but sadly, this is not the case.

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  • Battery 3000 mAh
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
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6 Comments

1. Lanx1998

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

They're saving it for S9.

2. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1131; Member since: May 01, 2017

I doubt it. Samsung has Harmon Kardon in their arsenal and could’ve used them to beef up the sound quality of the S8 but decided to only use them for the headphones nobody is buying. Going by recent leaks, it looks like improved sound doesn’t look like it’s going to be a high priority on the S9 to

5. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

The headphones no one is buying? They are included in the box. Why would you need to buy them? At least Samsung puts premium headphones in the box along with a fast charger. Can't say that about any other company Android or otherwise, can you?1

3. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I have this on my Pixel 2 xl right now....

4. meysam000

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 23, 2017

first the portrait mode for the camera and now this...so what the hell is the point of updating to oreo anyway???

6. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

app pair from Note 8, recent button now can hide content, lots of updates on the S8 and S8 Plus. A lot better ram management and speed performance Boot up is like 8 seconds faster also based on my own boot up and speed test I've tried myself

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