Samsung is now rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie update to the Galaxy J8 smartphone. The update brings the latest One UI and the brand has started rolling out the update over-the-air currently in Russia. The update should expand to other regions soon.
SamMobile reports that Samsung has released an Over-The-Air(OTA) update for Galaxy J8 users. The firmware version for the Samsung Galaxy J8 Android Pie update is J810FPUU3BSD1. The update also brings the latest April 2019 Android security patch as well. The new update also brings the OneUI to the table. With this, users can enjoy host of different features.
The latest UI features newly designed controls at the bottom with larger search box or text at the first half, which it claims will be easier to navigate as compared to its predecessor. Apart from this, users will be able to use new gesture controls, vertical volume controls, a new pill-shaped icon for navigations, refined notifications and Quick Settings and new power menu among others.
Since the update is being rolled out over-the-air, it may take some time before it comes to your device and will reach all the users in the coming weeks. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings ->About Phone -> Software Update. Before starting the update, your device should be at least 50% charged with a stable Wi-Fi network.
The Galaxy J8 features a 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1480 x 720 pixels. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It has a dual camera setup of 16MP f/1.7 aperture + 5MP f/1.9 aperture rear cameras. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/1.9 aperture at the front.
The fingerprint scanner is housed at the back below the camera modules. It also supports a Face Unlock feature. The device has a 3,500mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, Galaxy J8 will feature 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth v4.2, WiFi and GPS and will still retain the traditional headphone jack. It measures 159.2×75.7×8.2mm.