Shortly after the releasing of the Note 9, Samsung is currently seeding the Galaxy Note 8 with an update that adds a couple of significant features that previously debuted with the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The latest update to the Note 8 brings Slow-Motion video recording to the camera as well as the ability to send AR emojis.
Samsung is seeding a package weighing in at 712MB to the Galaxy Note 8 which shifts the build number of the device to N950FXXU5CRHA. The two new features are quite self-explanatory. With AR Emoji, users will be able to create a digital avatar resembling their face and link it to their facial movements and voice while sending a message to other. AR emoji creates animated stickers which can then be shared through third-party messaging clients.
Super Slow-Motion, as it’s called, will give users the ability to take dramatic action-like videos in slow-motion. Previously, the S9 and the Note 9 were given the leeway to shoot automatic 720p videos at 960fps for 0.2 seconds or manual 720p videos at 480fps. Samsung hasn’t yet clarified whether the Note 8 will support similar Slow-mo video recording capabilities.
The latest update also brings with it the latest Android security patch for September 2018 and there’s a chance a similar update is around the corner for last year’s Galaxy S8 as well.
To recall, the Galaxy Note 8 is powered by the Exynos 8895 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s a 6.3-inch QuadHD+ AMOLED screen on the front with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The Note 8 flaunts a dual 12MP+12MP camera setup at the back with an 8MP front-facing selfie sensor. The device currently runs on Android 8.0 Oreo but being a flagship, it’s likely that Samsung will roll out an update to Android P when Google’s latest OS goes official.