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First Galaxy Note 8 firmware update improves camera performance

Samsung is going to officially release the Galaxy Note 8 on September 15. However, there have been many reports of pre-ordered units shipping to customers before the actual release date. Merely days before it’s scheduled to release the new flagship, Samsung has today rolled out the first Galaxy Note 8 firmware update.

Samsung is rolling out firmware version N950FXXU1AQI1 for the Galaxy Note 8 today. The changelog mentions that this update brings improvements for the camera software. It doesn’t go into any more detail than that so it’s unclear precisely what improvements have been made. The changelog also mentions that wireless charging performance has been optimized with this update.

The first Galaxy Note 8 firmware update includes the August security patch for the handset. Samsung detailed the contents of the September security patch just a few days back. It brings fixes for dozens of vulnerabilities in Android OS and Samsung’s own software. It might be included in subsequent updates.

Customers who are due to receive their Galaxy Note 8 units in the coming days should update their units as soon as they get them up and running. The Galaxy Note 8 is going to be released on September 15. It will also be available from retail and carrier stores in all launch markets starting this Friday.

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gurmeet056
gurmeet056

There is no need foe update any phone its only a crazy thing why samsung send update.i update my 17 days old j7 6 to naught and now its drains battery very fastly .i tried every thingh which samsung executive says me on live chat .but problem is save . I update my phone very crazyly and scrapped my phone .naught is very poor .marshmaĺow is much better than naught .i feel shame that why i m update my phone like a crazy children.i love samsung phones .but there is no neet to ota os update only a smaall updates… Read more »

Petsiotis Dimitris
Petsiotis Dimitris

whqhdrbs is right. This is what I found on samsung.com: “Galaxy Note8 shoots 4K Ultra High Definition video at 60fps, so everything you capture looks stunning and vibrant.”.

whqhdrbs
whqhdrbs

people already found at samsung website the update will be 4k 60fps

marafona1986
marafona1986

Pena o s8 ficar esquecido

WimVerlinden
WimVerlinden

I want the deep sea blue Note 8 😉
When does it arrive in the Benelux?

chippyuk
chippyuk

Probably not the best place to ask this question!

florox
florox

Unfortunately, doesn’t bring an old and useful features for galaxy phones, that is missing from Note8, to take photo while video recording… 🙁

Nomolosddot
Nomolosddot

if you record in UHD, the still shot option is there

florox
florox

well, thanks a lot!
although i cannot see why this option is not available for the other resolutions too…

devilsmack
devilsmack

I hope the update fixes the banding issues with live focus photos.

mdr5401
mdr5401

No OTA for my Verizon Note8 yet. Still on QH7.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

But does it fix the Blueborne vulnerability that is currently panicking everyone?!

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

Just got an Update. to QI1 but still August Patch

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

Got mine today (An hour ago ) 😀

twospirits
twospirits

Hopefully this update provides the Dual Camera mode and the ability to download other modes that are missing from my Note8. Seems other owners are missing it as well.

NiranjanK
NiranjanK

Samsung is very poor in giving updates to customers.
In every update only Security patches and month is changing.
Nothing new changes in updates.
In Apple in every update something is New.
In updates Apple is the best.

Michael Pitts
Michael Pitts

Are you sure about that? A lot of the updates and have been nothing fixes for the last couple of updates for my iPhone 7 Plus a lot of Apple’s updates that include new features are the yearly OS updates if your lucky you may get something new added throughout the year but it’s nothing to ground breaking.

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

Lol

tizen99
tizen99

In nearly every update I got for my S8 there was something new.
For example the button on the navigation bar to hide or show it.

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

mimimimimi
If Apple is so much better then what are you doing here ???

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

I already have my Note 8 and I do not care for Apple. But if you do not agree that Apple is better with updates, you must be living under a rock.

chippyuk
chippyuk

It’s not Samsung though! The issue boils down to the VAST variances in handset builds, models, Carrier options and custom f/w etc. Remember Apple have a handful of products to update, Samsung have hundreds and hundreds of handsets which multiply up to thousands of variances when you bring the carriers into account. It’s the price we pay. Get an iOS device which is completely locked down and the same as your neighbours or get one that does not have as many updates and make it your own! The choice is yours.

popm
popm

yes is true !! and new thing is sometimes for some old apple devises !!why all are hypocrite

rhadoo_ds
rhadoo_ds

are you sure?
in the download firmware area, it appears that it has August security patch and it has the same changelist as all the other Note8 firmwares on your site.

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

It’s still rolling over-the-air, not on their site yet.
When a new update is out, it doesn’t mean SamMobile will have it already in their database.

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

Will be released on September 15