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Galaxy S8 has received the AR Emoji and Super Slow-Motion update

Samsung released a new firmware update for the Galaxy Note 8 last week amid reports that it could be porting the AR Emoji feature to last year’s phablet. That’s precisely what this firmware update did. It also brought the Super Slow-Motion video mode in addition to the security patch for the month of September 2018.

We mentioned in our coverage that it may only be a matter of time before these features are released for the Galaxy S8 as well. Both handsets have similar specs so if the Galaxy Note 8 is capable of running these features, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ certainly are as well. Samsung is now rolling out a new firmware update for the Galaxy S8 with these features.

Galaxy S8 AR Emoji and Super Slow-Motion update

Samsung introduced the AR Emoji feature with the Galaxy S9 earlier this year. The Galaxy Note 9 has this feature as well. It doesn’t require specialized hardware or else it wouldn’t have been possible to port the features to the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8.

While owners will be happy to get the new feature, we mentioned in our detailed overview of AR Emoji on the Galaxy Note 8 that it doesn’t get the full functionality available on the newer devices. It’s actually a stripped down version of AR Emoji as it doesn’t allow you to take AR Emoji pictures in real-time.

The company is now rolling out firmware version G950FXXU4CRI5 for the Galaxy S8 in Germany. The changelog confirms that this update brings AR Emoji and Super Slow-Motion video mode. It also comes with the latest security patch for the month of September 2018.

It may not be long now before this firmware update is released in other markets across the globe. It goes without saying that the Galaxy S8+ will eventually get it as well. Owners can rest assured now as it’s confirmed that both of these features are destined for the Galaxy S8 lineup.

Galaxy S8 AR Emoji

Thanks, Jonas!

  • Model: SM-G950F
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7 OIS

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Bendalton401848
Bendalton401848

It’s official samsung has finally released the AR EMOJI for the s8 and s8+ their was a update on the 25/10/2018 for the super slow mo and the AR EMOJI hope you enjoy.

dpleech72
dpleech72

I’ve just got the update 4 weeks after it was released. I’ve had Galaxy and Note devices since the S3, but this is going to be my last.

belgtom
belgtom

when do we get this update in belgium? It takes soooooo long.

jorgemalveiro
jorgemalveiro

In Portugal nothing yet!

icanic
icanic

On S8 Dual sim nothing yet too

afam101
afam101

If i download a Firmware from German region. will i be able to change the language to english while am running the setup after download?

shahrukn
shahrukn

yes off course

rassak
rassak

I am getting new update from India for my s8 plus, support ar emoji and super slowmotion,
Still downloading 19/9/2018

Tosifjanmemon
Tosifjanmemon

Plzz Samsung j6 chat over video No show my device fix secauity patch

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Haha why buy an s9 now when you can have an s8 with same features at much lower price 🙂

nathantj
nathantj

what about the selfie focus?

Saif katingeri
Saif katingeri

its already there, its called “Selective focus”

ash55
ash55

It’s not even close to selfie focus. Edge detection is so bad.

Bendalton401848
Bendalton401848

Hi the selfie focus is for a more clearly selfie and more focused for a better photo.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

So now there literally is no difference between the S8 and S9?! regardless of what the 10th gen S model is next year. I am moving onto the Note

ash55
ash55

There’s still the dual speaker and Intelligent Scan(I doubt they will bring it to the S8) also the camera (tho the J5 already has it in 8.1)

Galaxy Notice
Galaxy Notice

Dual camera with telephoto lens.
Dual Aperture.
Dual Speakers with Dolby Atmos.
Slightly better display.
Intelligent Scan.

Did you think before you made this post?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Do I have to explain to you persuasive techniques and how exaggeration works… okay… you know how Samsung made a big deal about AR Emoji and Super slow motion capture on the S9, you know how they made them big selling points?
Now do you see how bringing them to previous models defeats that selling point? do you have to take everything so literally?!