Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ getting new update that fixes some connectivity issues

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ recently made their debut on the market, but the first updates that address some issues with the phones have already been released by Samsung. The newest one promised to fix some connectivity problems that some users have experienced with the flagships.

Although it's clearly a maintenance update, it's not really a small one. Samsung is currently pushing a software update for both Galaxy S8 and S8+, which weighs in at about 615MB.

According to the official changelog, the update should improve Bluetooth connectivity and stability. Apparently, many Galaxy S8 and S8+ users reported that their devices automatically reboot while playing music via a Bluetooth speaker. The issue only appeared when users actually attempted to control the music, but that still required a fix.

Aside from that, the update promises to improve SD card stability. Other bug fixes and further improvements to performance might have been added too, but there are not mentioned in the changelog.

For the time being, the update has been spotted in the United Arab Emirates, but it's likely to spread to more countries in the coming weeks.

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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

1. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Nice.....been having issues with it

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How so joey?

9. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The range isn't very far..... I can have my phone on my hip and a earphones and it will cut out at times

2. seedorf

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

well done sammy to fix that early....

3. raky_b

Posts: 384; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Just got it here in Norway

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've experienced none of those issues, other than one random reboot, on like day 7 of ownership. I use 2 Bluetooth's with my phone, one works spot on perfect, the other doesn't, so I chock that up to the individual Bluetooth's. One Bluetooth is for gym use, the other us for everyday use.

8. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Got it in duai.

10. ishaqthkr

Posts: 155; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

2 months 2 fix updates, Unreal

11. HKies

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 12, 2017

update king wow wow wow

12. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Just updated mine thanks phonearena

13. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Need an update to fix lags when opening menu and scrolling.

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