Samsung started sending April 2021 security patch to Galaxy Note 8 units in Latin America, followed by Europe and some parts of Asia. The Korean giant is now rolling out the current security maintenance to the Galaxy Note 8 units in the United Kingdom. The company is still in the process to roll out the latest safety level to the smartphone worldwide.
The new build for Galaxy Note 8 can be identified by firmware version N950FXXSFDUD1. This is a minor update and does not bring any major changes to the user experience. But internally, it gives a little bump in the security patch level.
Samsung announced Galaxy Note 8 in 2017 with Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) which is upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie). In regard to system update, the device is a part of the quarterly release cycle that means, it could only receive a couple of updates more.
The OTA update is out and will hit your phone in a short while. If you want to avoid the wait and flash the new firmware manually, Go to Settings, tap Software update, and follow through with the Download and install option if tapping it yields any results.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The smartphone features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED panel with Gorilla Glass 5 front and back protection. It is built with IP68 dust/water resistant technology paired with up to 6GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone packs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box accompanied by Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) processor. It indulges two 12MP lenses that measure wide and telephoto aspects at the rear. On the front side, the device houses an 8MP primary and a 2 MP dedicated iris scanner camera.