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Galaxy Note 8 One UI beta with Android 9 officially released

We reported earlier this month that the Galaxy Note 8 One UI beta program could go live soon. Beta One UI builds for the Galaxy Note 8 had already been spotted on Samsung’s servers. The company will no longer be keeping us guessing as it has confirmed the Android Pie beta for this handset.

This significantly improves the chances for the Galaxy S8 to get the beta. We did spot beta builds for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on Samsung’s servers as well. So it may only be a matter of time before Samsung confirms the beta launch.

Galaxy Note 8 One UI beta registrations open

Samsung is certainly straying from tradition by doing this. It pleasantly surprised fans by opening up the beta to the Galaxy Note 9 and it’s going one step forward to open it up for Galaxy Note 8 owners as well. It has previously limited the beta programs only to the current Galaxy S flagships.

The company has confirmed the Galaxy Note 8 One UI beta program through a notice posted in the Samsung Members app. The notice mentions that users will be able to experience Android 9 Pie and One UI for the Galaxy Note 8 earlier than others.

Registrations for the program are now open. The notice has so far been received in India and South Korea. It will surely go live in other beta markets soon too. Those who are interested can sign up. We did and have already received the OTA Android 9 firmware version N950FXXU5ZSA5 on our Galaxy Note 8.

One UI brings a new look and feel to Samsung’s devices while Android 9 brings plenty of new features. Do check out our One UI feature focus series to find out more. It’s going to take a couple of months at least before the Galaxy Note 8 receives a stable build of Pie. The beta program will thus allow interested users to try it out before that.

Galaxy Note 8 One UI beta

  • Model: SM-N950F
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
  • Display: 6.3" (160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, 2x, 1 telephoto F2.4 and 1 wide angle F1.7 OIS

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notemy
notemy

Hi when I click on the image to register, nothing is happening please help

wag123wag123
wag123wag123

S8 program live in India

fakhar
fakhar

WHAT ABOUT MY NOTE I M NOT RECEIVE ANY THING IN NOTICE SECTION – N950FXXU5CRK4

Leopold85
Leopold85

New here. What is the Samsung Member app? All I have is Samsung+

Dretsel
Dretsel

Same thing, we have Samsung + here in the US

hwtashen2012
hwtashen2012

I wonder if Dolby Atmos, and the other good features would be included for our Galaxy Note8 and S8’s from the Note9 OneUI. It would be great. Also would be amazing if they include native Call Recording (since Google blocked methods, only.OEMs can include them), that’s the only options that’s keeping me from updating to Pie :(.

Sbahaaar
Sbahaaar

Looking forward to upgrading Android 9 for S8 in Iran

locarno
locarno

Is there pro mode for video recording ?

ernieb
ernieb

-_-

mayankshekhar
mayankshekhar

I updated my note 8 to pie beta, black screen of death, the phone is functioning but the display is off all the time… i can hear notifications, it got connected to my gear s3 but no lockscreen no display. Any one else facing the same issue?

yashsonkiya
yashsonkiya

Waiting for S8 in india.

diepminhchi1617
diepminhchi1617

So when will it be relesed on note 9 ????

aleehassan
aleehassan

when odin files will be available?

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

When the final update comes out, which will probably take a month or two. No Odin files for beta updates.

oggi21
oggi21

in UK it starts also

exissPL
exissPL

doesn’t show up on mine yet

fcaroll
fcaroll

Well I’ve owned samsung phones for 4 years and I waited 4 years for samsung to change. Of course they changed only for newer models and not for the “older” ones (which i actually own). This change is definitely good news,,,,,,,,, but i wonder why they haven’t changed a little before

brunoflgr90
brunoflgr90

Will we be able to install it using ODIN?

wag123wag123
wag123wag123

The firmware is not out yet, only the beta program has started

brunoflgr90
brunoflgr90

From the screenshots at the end of the article, looks like there is already a beta being installed. I wouldn’t mind having this beta firmware to install via Odin

mixsiak
mixsiak

let mi know if you guys get odin version..thks

henklbr
henklbr

There WON’T be an Odin-file for Beta-firmwares! Those are only coming to the Note8 via OTA!

hakan_710
hakan_710

Search on xda. Thanks to henklbr and Abhijeet

brunoflgr90
brunoflgr90

Found only the snapdragon version

henklbr
henklbr
brendonx
brendonx

Hopefully the S8+ won’t be far behind

hakan_710
hakan_710

We need flashable file.

mixsiak
mixsiak

if you get link let me know