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New Galaxy S8+ May update improves camera stability

The Galaxy S8+ was one of the first few devices which received the May 2019 security patch earlier this month. However, Samsung is now rolling out a new Galaxy S8+ May update today. There are no big ticket items included in the update so don’t expect much in the way of new features.

Germany was the first country where Samsung rolled out the May 2019 security patch for the Galaxy S8+. Today’s update also happens to be rolling out in Germany first. It weighs in at quite a bit more than the first May update.

New Galaxy S8 May update rolling out

Since the device has already received the latest security maintenance release, it doesn’t apply a new monthly patch. Samsung won’t actually be detailing June’s patch until next week at the very least.

The changelog of this update, bearing version number G955FXXU4DSE4, only mentions camera stability improvements and an update for the security patch. We checked anyway just to be certain if features like the new Night mode and Scene Optimizer had trickled down perhaps. That’s a hard no.

The original May 2019 update for the Galaxy S8+ weighed in at just over 400MB while the firmware that’s rolling out today comes in at north of 600MB. Whatever changes it applies behind-the-scenes must be significant enough to warrant a second update in the same month.

Samsung is now rolling out this firmware version over-the-air in Germany. You can also download it from our firmware section. It may not be long before the Galaxy S8 also receives this update. Users in other markets across the globe will eventually get the update as well.


  • Model: SM-G955F
  • Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
  • Display: 6.2” (158.1mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7 OIS

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MohamedYousri
MohamedYousri

Liked the new Charging Animation, I like what Samsung is still doing for a 2 years old flagship.
Also getting One UI to my Gear S3 Frontier was very great.

percey
percey

I have had this update like 5days ago (Germany DBT) couldn’t find a way to report it to sammobile. Apart from the camera stability, charging animation is changed on my phone. Has anyone found anything new too?

cardicek
cardicek

Stabilizing your camera is just as normal as just updating before samsung 🙂 Otherwise, I still have the same animation.

locarno
locarno

“It may not be long before the Galaxy S8 also receives its May 2019 security patch.”

S8 already have May 2019 security patch. Maybe you thought here about June security patch ?

Source ? Sammobile ?

percey
percey

No the post is right! It’s a new update which is still on may security update and a few changes

locarno
locarno

Ok. I misunderstand it.

cardicek
cardicek

So the night mode that has S10 etc. have S8 + probably not what? : / I will have to change the S8 + device as soon as possible

yashsonkiya
yashsonkiya

i got may Securaty update on my S8. in India which says about the camera improvement which is also listed in April’s update. also this is first update in India for this month.

Wilksie
Wilksie

It hit my Three UK S8+ on Monday so it’s been out about four days now. It arrived the same day as the One UI for my Galaxy Watch.

Foxipol
Foxipol

Have it since a few days on my S8. Haven’t noticed much, but they added a short animation when charging begins.

cardicek
cardicek

Do not be angry with me, but I already have the update and the animations are the same 🙂 Jianak what kind of stupid did they update camera stabilization when it was never a problem with it? Why don’t they update the UI? if S8 + no longer have any new Android version? That’s not what my head takes. For me it’s just a fool not to say that Samsung’s S8 + does nothing 🙂

MohamedYousri
MohamedYousri

There is a new Charging Animation , A new white circle at the middle of the screen and also appear with AOD