Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ update adds Super Slow Motion and AR Emoji

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ update adds Super Slow Motion and AR Emoji
Two of the features that were only available in the Galaxy S9/S9+ and Note 9 are starting to appear on additional Samsung flagships. We reported last week that Samsung has pushed out an update to the Galaxy Note 8, which brought Super Slow Motion capture function for the camera, as well as AR Emoji.

Today, we have reasons to believe that the same two features are being rolled out to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as well. A new thread on Reddit mentions that a new update that contains the September security patch will also add Super Slow Motion and AR Emoji.

The update weighs in at around 550MB and may also include device stability improvements and bug fixes, besides the new features already mentioned. Unfortunately for users in the United States, Samsung has started to deploy this update in Europe first, so it might take a while until it reaches devices across the pond.

The good news is the update will eventually arrive for all Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices, we just don't know when exactly and how long it will take for Samsung to make it available to everyone.

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

2. maherk

Posts: 6776; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So they can port these features to old devices, but they couldn't give S6 users AOD?

3. KingSam

Posts: 1427; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

The battery is already garbage.

6. maherk

Posts: 6776; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's not an excuse, or they could've added it to the S6 Edge. Give the user the option to use it or not.

4. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hype Hype Hype! That's all that was needed to freshen up the 2017 flagship family! Pretty surprising to see Samsung pass this down to their older phones.

5. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

960fps playback instead of recording? Poor sammy

7. maherk

Posts: 6776; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's ironic how someone who acts like he's a tech genius is expecting 960fps recording on module that doesn't support it in the first place. It's great that they're at least trying to port such features to old devices, let's see if your employers(Sony) would ever pull such a move.

11. yalokiy

Posts: 967; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Actually it's 480fps recording for 0.2s or 0.4s according to gsmarena.

8. Chris_ABN

Posts: 191; Member since: May 16, 2018

Welcome to the camp S8 and S8+ users.

9. irossdrummer

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I got an update on my S9+ that apparently let's you chsnge the speed of super slow mo to 0.2 seconds rather than 0.4. it's hard enough to caught something in 0.4 seconds why would I want 0.2 lol

10. maherk

Posts: 6776; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Actually it's the opposite, 0.2 seconds is the old mode, now they introduced the 0.4 seconds feature.

12. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

Just received it and it works perfectly

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