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Newer Galaxy Note 8 June security update brings QR code scanner

Samsung has brought the new QR code scanner that it introduced to the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 to the Galaxy Note 8 with the June security update in some markets. The Galaxy Note 8 first received an update with the June 2019 security patch nearly two weeks ago, and Samsung has now released a newer build in some countries. The former came with software version N950FXXS6DSF2 and the latter comes with software version N950FXXU6DSF6.

Starting with the Galaxy S8, Samsung’s flagship phones have had the ability to scan QR codes using Bixby Vision in the camera app, but the company has now made QR code scanning a separate feature. You can simply open the camera app and point it at a QR code to “add contacts, open webpages, add calendar events, and more,” as Samsung puts it. It works great in practice, although it may not be enabled automatically once the update has been installed. However, that can be fixed by opening the camera settings and turning on the Scan QR codes option.

At this time, the new June security update is rolling out in a few European countries including Germany and the Netherlands. With the month of July kicking off today, it’s possible some countries will get the QR code scanner with the update that brings the July security patch. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ should be getting the feature with the next software update as well, and we’ll let you know once that update starts rolling out.

If you own a Galaxy Note 8, you can check for the update by opening the Settings app, selecting Software update, then selecting the Download and install option. You might have to do that a couple of times if the update doesn’t immediately show up. If you don’t want to wait, you can upgrade your device by downloading the firmware for the new update from our database.

  • 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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Cury
Cury

The QR code scanner was included only on firmwares CSC ends with “…F6”. Brazil also didn´t receive it as several others countries.

locarno
locarno

“open webpages, add calendar events, and more,”

How to add calendar event with QR code ?

cardicek
cardicek

Is Samsung really kidding? does the minis put in the night mode there will give such stupidity? are you serious? awkward disgust

PJaya
PJaya

Sorry comment again
Pls samsung release it to other device

locarno
locarno

S7 ?

bayfisher
bayfisher

Junes update came to the USA and a total absence of any QR or otherwise and expect the same with the note 8. note 9 didnt get it. SNAPDRAGON if samsung knows it still exists.

allargon
allargon

It kind of states in the article that the US variants will likely get the QR enhancement in their July updates. Right now, only a few select parts of Europe (not even Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, or the Middle East) got the update.