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Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ get QR code scanner with July 2019 update

Samsung detailed the security patch for the month of July 2019 today. The company rolled out some camera features with last month’s update including the ability to scan QR codes using the camera app itself. That will now be possible on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as well.

The July 2019 security update has just started rolling out for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. We’ve installed it and can confirm that the update does bring the QR code scanner to these devices. This is hardly surprising as Samsung released an updated June patch build for the Galaxy Note 8 which also came with the QR code scanner.

Galaxy S8 QR code scanner arrives with July update

The Galaxy S8 was the first smartphone with Bixby. Users could scan QR codes through Bixby Vision in the camera app. However, Samsung has now spun QR code scanning into a separate feature. So there’s no need to use Bixby Vision for it anymore.

Just fire up the camera app and point it at a QR code. The camera app will scan the code so that you can add contacts, calendar events, open webpages, and more. Just be sure to enable this feature once you install the update. Head to the camera settings and toggle the option marked Scan QR codes.

The update (G950FXXU5DSFB) has been released in France and Germany so far. You can download the latest firmware update for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ from our database. Samsung will be rolling it out to more markets across the globe in the coming days.

  • 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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zimbalama
zimbalama

Samsung also give night mode and camera blur for s8,s8plus,why not?this is also flage ship phone.

FARSTRIDER
FARSTRIDER

That good to hear wonder if it supports qr wi-fi like the bixby vison, & optical reader apps do or are they going to wait for q update

locarno
locarno

It support wifi.

cardicek
cardicek

Samsung My Mind If you’d rather add a night mode than this stupid thing: X My last device from Samsung, like the Galaxy Buds, loses the sound of carrying a mobile phone in a bag. signal outages, etc …. kindly do this … you call this a premium device: X ashamed

locarno
locarno

Buy S10.

cardicek
cardicek

Yeah? and what will it help me if that bug with buds is there too? so you first realize what you write dmnt

locarno
locarno

What mean dmnt?

cardicek
cardicek

You have to find out for yourself when you’re such a dick

locarno
locarno

S10 is great phone.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

They should add the live focus too

yashsonkiya
yashsonkiya

yes they should add but they will not do

Demirung
Demirung

July security patch already, but my A9 2018 never update from 27th of December, still on a November patch in Russia.