Let’s go back to March 2017: Samsung officially introduced the 8th generation of the Galaxy S family. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + landed in the market with Android 7.0 with TouchWiz, and throughout those years they received the following two versions of the Google operating system: Android 8 Oreo and Android 9 Pie.
Beyond these two big system updates, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 + also continued to update with security fixes. So far, because in Droid Life they found out that the South Korean company omitted these two terminals in the list of models currently receiving security updates.
A four-year shelf life
In 2017, Samsung again bet on a pair of terminals to renew your Galaxy S range. He said goodbye to the last name “Edge” and stayed with “Plus” to tell the difference between the two, which was basically size. The two models shared the design, much of the technical specs, and the curved display we’ve seen from the Galaxy S6.
With them, Samsung has managed to reduce the frames to the maximum, in addition to offering them the recognition of the iris inherited from Note7 and a new interaction with Bixby and the invisible button. While they again stayed in 4GB of RAM and went for a single rear camera (improved, yes), they also stood out for being the first phones to feature the Snapdragon 835 and the Samsung DeX to emulate a computer. .
In the quarter following its launch, the S8 and S8 Plus had already recorded 10.2 million and 9 million units, respectively, sold worldwide.
The big goal of the company was to make people forget the Galaxy Note7 debacle that caused so much damage to Samsung. Yes judging by the sales they haven’t done any wrong at all: In the quarter following its launch (Q2 2017), the S8 and S8 Plus had already registered 10.2 and 9 million units respectively sold worldwide, behind only Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. A few months after its release, the popularity of the Galaxy S8 made it the target of scams and obtained its security certification by the National Cryptology Center.
From Android 7 with TouchWiz to Android 9 with a single user interface
At the market, as we said, came with Android 7.0 and TouchWiz, but the following year they welcomed Android 8 Oreo after a failure of the first update that had to be interrupted by unexpected restarts. Then Android 9 Pie would come and, with it, One UI, Samsung’s new layer of customization.
Android 9 Pie was the last major system update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 +, but both continued to receive the various security updates, first every month and then every three months.
Android 9 Pie was the last major system update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 +, but both continued to receive the various security updates, as usual, first monthly and then quarterly. Now in its new security update bulletin, Samsung officially removed support for Galaxy S8 and S8 +, there will therefore be no more security patches for them: the last will be the one corresponding to April 2021.
This does not mean that these phones are “dead” (in fact, they are still sold in several distributors), but their use is the usual rule. security risk posed by outdated software
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + technical sheet
|Samsung galaxy s8||Samsung galaxy s8 +|
|Physical dimensions||148.9 x 68.1 x 8 millimeters (155 grams)||159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (173 grams)|
|Screen||5.8-inch Curved 18.5: 9 Super AMOLED Display||6.2-inch Curved 18.5: 9 Super AMOLED Display|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels||1440 x 2960 pixels|
|Processor||Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (by region)||Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (by region)|
|Cores (Exynos)||Octacore (2.3 Ghz + 1.7 Ghz) 64 Bit of 10 nanometers||Octacore (2.3 Ghz + 1.7 Ghz) 64 Bit of 10 nanometers|
|Memory||64 GB (UFS 2.1) expandable via microSD (up to 256 GB)||64 GB (UFS 2.1) expandable via microSD (up to 256 GB)|
|Software||TouchWiz child Android 7.0||TouchWiz child Android 7.0|
|Connectivity||LTE Cat.16, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps), ANT +, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)||LTE Cat.16, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps), ANT +, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)|
|Cameras||12-megapixel rear with a lens with OIS and f / 1.7 8-megapixel front with f / 1.7, autofocus||12-megapixel rear with a lens with OIS and f / 1.7 front 8-megapixel with f / 1.7, autofocus|
|Drums||3000 mAh||3,500 mAh|
|Other||IP68 protection, fast charging and wireless charging||IP68 protection, fast charging and wireless charging|
|Introductory price||809 dollars||909 dollars|