Samsung has begun launching the July Security patch for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus models (reviews). Updates began to appear on the Verizon operator model of this device in the US a few days ago, and have now trickled into handsets in Brazil. It is not clear now when Samsung plans to release updates in other countries including India.
Galaxy S8, S8 Plus Update: Brings Security Patch July 2018 to Enhance the Camera, Bluetooth
In the US, the July 2018 patch targets four critical Android OS vulnerabilities along with a total of nine vulnerabilities found in Samsung software. This update software version is SQS5CRF and helps fix problems such as vulnerabilities that can cause memory damage, others that can reveal important personal information, and even vulnerabilities that allow applications in the ‘Safe’ folder to run. in separate screen mode without the need for a password.
The new update released in Brazil brings the version numbers of G950FXXS3CRG1 and G955FXXS3CRG1 for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. This update not only corrects the problems mentioned earlier but also offers improvements and stability for cameras and Bluetooth. For those who might not be aware, both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus share the same internal specifications apart from their screens and batteries.
The smaller Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch display and a 3000 mAh battery, while the larger Galaxy S8 Plus has a 6.2-inch screen and 3,500mAh battery. Both of these screens use Super AMOLED panels that offer WHD + 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution at a ratio of 18.5: 9. Protecting these panels is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. This is a screen that meets HDR10 standards that display a 3D home touch button that able at the bottom. The AMOLED panel also provides always powerful screen functionality with nominal battery consumption costs.
Both IP68 certified cellphones for dust and water resistance. This means the phone can be safely submerged underwater at a maximum depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. For internal security, you get the option to register your fingerprint using the sensor provided on the back. Also, the iris scanner has been placed on the front for other security layers.
The octa-core Exynos 8895 processor supports the Indian version of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. For storage, both devices offer 4GB RAM plus 64GB of internal memory. There is a variant of the Galaxy S8 Plus which offers 128GB of internal storage as well. Both phones can continue to hold a microSD card up to 512GB capacity. Both phones have received updates for Android 8.0 Oreo in most regions of the world.
In the imaging department, this smartphone offers a 12MP shooter on the back that has an f / 1.7 aperture, gives OIS and 4K video recording at 30fps. Upfront, the phone is equipped with an 8MP camera provided with f / 1.7 holes, can record 1440p video at 30fpd, and supports auto-HDR mode.
For connectivity, this phone has dual SIM support, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi dual-band 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, USB 3.1 Type-C port, and 3.5 jack mm audio. The battery capacity of 3000mAh and 3500mAh mentioned earlier from the phone supports Quick Charge 2.0 and even offers Qi or PMA wireless charging.