Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ get a software update in India with May security patch

Samsung is pushing out a new software update to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India. At 613 MB, the update looks big but doesn’t seem to have any changes or new features other than the May security patch. Our units still have a slight pink/green hue around the top and bottom edges of the display, even after attempting to correct edge color balance, so it’s clear Samsung still hasn’t perfected display calibration on its new flagships. Perhaps it never will, as it’s looking more and more like a hardware issue despite Samsung’s unwillingness to call it so.

We’ll be taking a closer look to see if the update brings anything new, but in the meantime, you can download the update by going into the Settings » Software update menu on your Galaxy S8 or S8+. It’s a big update, so make sure you’re on a Wi-Fi connection so you can avoid using up too much of your data plan. Should you find anything new or different after the update, do let us know in the comments. Folks in other countries should also be seeing the same update soon, as Samsung is using a single firmware for most Asian and European markets with the Galaxy S8 and S8+.



Thanks, Abhishek!

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agnivarna B.T
6 days 22 hours ago

I got the update, I don’t want to perform factory reset. Should I install it? Btw I don’t use VoLTE.

8 days 5 hours ago

Did not get any notifications (Vietnam Market)

8 days 5 hours ago

I don’t see the operator name (e.g., Vodafone IN) on the top left anymore, it appears only when the screen is locked [S8+].

8 days 11 hours ago

Noticed new animated profile pictures.

8 days 16 hours ago

And the s7 edge TPH ? stay in 1 january security -.-

8 days 21 hours ago

Got the update on my S8. I am seeing the following after the update.
– More than 1 GB data is cleaned and free space available on phone.
– UI response is very much improved.
– Battery drainage is more with this update.
– Bixby (blue) icon is removed from gallery pics. Instead click on the bixby button and search for content.
– Bixby voice icon is replaced with reminder icon.

8 days 18 hours ago

How much worse is the battery?

8 days 18 hours ago

8 to 10% per hour drain I can see (standby).

Another issue seen is with mobile network. Looks like some issues with VOLTE and I had to restart multiple times to get it done.

8 days 4 hours ago

How was the drain before the update?

7 days 17 hours ago

Battery drain is no more after a factory reset.

I can see 1 or 2% drain (during standby) before the update and the same is seen after the update with a factory reset.

8 days 14 hours ago

Is the network issue driving the battery drain?

7 days 17 hours ago

After a factory reset, i dont see any issues with this update. It’s pretty good than before.

6 days 15 hours ago

Hello dear ! Consultation on the Samsung Galaxy S8 common 5.8 inch screen, have problems with the red screen or those reddish tones, especially know if you got the update that sent Samsung to the phone that say that is with which they correct this Fault colors and red tones on the screen? I really appreciate your response, greetings !!