Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will soon get the advanced version of Google’s Android Nougat update, Android 7.1 Nougat. However, the South Korean tech company’s 2017 flagship handsets have started receiving the Daydream-ready update.

Vodafone Australia’s latest software status update could signify that Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones will soon receive the Android Nougat 7.1 update. Vodafone’s official community page made it known that the smartphones’ Android Nougat version 7.1.0 build has already been submitted.

However, the update’s specific release date for the handsets was not revealed.

But, according to Android Headlines, the usual process of carriers testing the firmware will take weeks.


If the owners of the Vodafone-locked Samsung smartphones can expect to receive the Nougat update soon, it is also likely that devices from other markets will receive the build sooner than later.

Price cut of the smartphone

Meanwhile, Express reported that along with the Android 7.1 Nougat update, there’s a good news for smartphone enthusiasts who haven’t purchased the Galaxy S8 yet. The price of the device is starting to fall as Mobiles just announced that they are offering £75 ($98) discount. Carphone Warehouse is also offering new owners of Samsung’s mobile device the chance to grab a free Samsung speaker, which is worth £100 or $131.

Specs of the devices

In spite of that, Indian Express reported that Samsung’s flagship smartphones come in two models with different screen sizes, S8 with 5.8-inch and S8 Plus with 6.2-inch.

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Both the handsets have the screen resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels as well as the dual curve edge display. Also, the high-end mobile devices boast the Infinity display with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9.

The smartphones are powered by the tech giant’s Exynos 8895 processor, created using the 10nm processor. Both the devices run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The handsets are equipped with a 4GB of RAM and a 64GB on board storage, expandable up to 256GB through a microSD card slot. The smaller variant has a 3000mAh battery, while the S8 Plus boasts a larger 3500mAh battery.

On the camera front, the flagship mobile devices are equipped with a single 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, optical image stabilizer (OIS) and dual LED flash. The front camera has an 8MP with f/1.7 aperture. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones feature a dedicated button for the tech company’s newest voice-activated AI assistant, Bixby.