After a beta release last month, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has now started receiving Android 9.0 Pie. The update is stable and is being pushed over the air in the two countries – Bulgaria and Slovakia. The update is likely to be released in Samsung’s other markets including India in the near future.
The Pie update comes with software version N950FXXU5DSB2 and includes the security patch for the February month. Samsung has not released a complete changelog, however, it is likely to be the same from the last beta release.
To download the update on your Galaxy Note 8, one can go to the Settings and click on Software update. If there is an update in the phone, tap the Download and install option. For those who are on Oreo, the option will be called Download updates manually.
Since it is a Pie update, it brings One UI replacing Experience UI. 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, a new pill-shaped icon for navigations, refined notifications and Quick Settings, vertical volume controls and new power menu among others.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with a screen resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. It is powered by Exynos 8895 chipset and it is backed by a 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The dual rear cameras comprise two 12-megapixel sensors. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and it is backed by a 3300mAh battery.