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PSA: Galaxy S8 and Note 8 get Dolby Atmos with Android Pie

Samsung’s 2017 flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, get support for Dolby Atmos with the Android Pie update. Dolby Atmos was introduced to Samsung’s smartphone lineup with the Galaxy S9 when the company finally brought stereo speakers to its flagship line, and we have seen the feature included in many mid-range and budget devices ever since. Samsung also brought Dolby Atmos to some devices via software updates, and the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are now joining the party as well.

Works only with wired and Bluetooth audio

The Galaxy S8 and Note 8, like other Samsung devices without stereo speakers, get Dolby Atmos only for wired and Bluetooth audio. But don’t let that disappoint you, as Dolby Atmos is more suited to wired/Bluetooth audio anyway, with the biggest benefit coming in the form of an increase in overall volume output and better separation between the left and right channels. Like the S9 and Note 9, you can choose between Movie, Music, and Voice mode depending on what type of content you’re listening to or just leave it at Auto mode, which automatically attempts to select the best mode for the occasion.

To use Dolby Atmos on Android Pie on the S8, S8+, or Note 8, you will first need to have earphones or a Bluetooth device connected to the phone. You can then drag down the status bar twice to access the quick toggles and enable Dolby Atmos using its dedicated toggle. It’s set to Auto by default, and to select a custom mode, you can either tap the Dolby Atmos text under its quick toggle or go into the Dolby Atmos menu in the Sounds and vibration » Advanced sound settings » Sound quality and effects section of the Settings app .

  • 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
  • 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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Mgoli
Mgoli

Hi,when the android pie will be released for galaxy s8 SM-G950U

cardicek
cardicek

Q: Do you think it will still get S8 / + a new version of UI 1.1 like S10? or is the last 1.0 what S8 gets? : /

amitallsmile
amitallsmile

Samsung Galaxy s8 plus update android pie India date??

yash92duster
yash92duster

Yo Users!!

Official PIE has been Released and is now Available for S8 G950 and G955 S8+ F FD Variants
OMC: DBT

S8 S8+ N8 all has official pie now
Enjoy

richardalmeda
richardalmeda

I wish they could also add the intelligent scan feature cause note 8 and s8 have iris and face recognition.

Jasi2169
Jasi2169

multiwindow sucks,night mode no schedule,icons are crappy but oneui is good than oreo!

vnovomsate
vnovomsate

Excellent

raresborcea
raresborcea

Great, now only one thing is left: Intelligent Scan. Any chance?

ijazali
ijazali

Cant wait to try on my note 8

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Can’t wait to try this with PUBG

techlikeme
techlikeme

Me too! I’m addict to play #PubG

sakshamgami
sakshamgami

Does dolby atmos work on any type of audio or some specific kind?

narimanbhm
narimanbhm

It is the most insteresting part of the android pie update. I was so disappointed that my note 8 didn’t have such a important feature.. and now I’m so happy about. Thank you..

Emraan100
Emraan100

There’s a reverse case for me.. Instead of enhancing the audio it makes worse. Dolby Atmos only increase bass and nothing else,, i tried on multiple smartphone and headset/headphone..

enrico9800
enrico9800

No sense only for bluetooth And headphone.. add stereo audio with Dolby please

Andrei603
Andrei603

S8/S8+ and Note 8 have mono audio. It can’t become stereo with an update

fcaroll
fcaroll

I’d like to inform you that even the S7 did get stereo speakers with the S9 ROM port. Of course hardware is hardware but software can help. High quality audio is not as important for the phone’s tiny speakers as for headphoes/external speakers though, so it’s still a very nice thing

Andrei603
Andrei603

I know that you can get stereo audio with custom rom,but now with the official rom. That’s what i wanted to say

fcaroll
fcaroll

I wonder what prevented samsung from doing this with the past galaxy generations. And it doesn’t even require the upgrade to a newer android version. Still very good news anyways

locarno
locarno

Game mode ?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Really? What’s the premium price tag for on the S9 then if its hardly any difference in the S8.
I wonder how much of the S10 will come to the S9

wag123wag123
wag123wag123

Theres no dolby for the speaker since s8 has only 1 speaker

sonic76
sonic76

There is no problem bring stereo sound to the Galaxy S8. …i use stereo sound mod since Note 4, S7 edge. Since efuse trigger knox flag root is no good option but Samsung can bring Stereo Mod regular to the most phones

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

There wasn’t much different between the s9 and s8… Seriously majority of the s9 components must have been from the s8.

This is coming from someone owning both phones. I would have felt super ripped off if I paid any money for the s9.

Though good news that the s8 is getting this feature! Returning my s9 end of this much. Bring on the S10 lite for my next work phone

mada222
mada222

Working on earphones only

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