After the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, the second Note series phone to pick up the latest August 2021 security update is the Galaxy Note 8. Yes, this 2017 phone is now receiving the latest security patch.
As of now, a bunch of phones such as Galaxy S20, S20 FE, S21, Note 20, Fold, Fold 5G, and Z Flip have already bagged the August 2021 security update.
Now, it is time for the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone to get the taste of the latest security update. This security patch is critical in nature as it fixes over 40 vulnerabilities related to data privacy and security.
For more information on this new August security update, you can check out Samsung’s official security bulletin by heading over here.
To recall, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched back in September 2017. It came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. Under the hood, the phone packed a 3,300mAh battery.
On the software side, it debuted with Android 7.1.1 on board. Later, Samsung pushed two firmware updates for the device in the form of Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9 Pie.
The August 2021 security update for Galaxy Note 8 is live for users in Spain & the UK
Cut to now, the phone is picking up the latest security update. It arrives with firmware version N950FXXSGDUG6. The update is purely incremental, meaning it doesn’t bring any new features apart from the security patch.
More importantly, according to SamMobile, the August 2021 security update for Galaxy Note 8 devices is currently live for users in Spain and the U.K. So, if you live in other regions, then you probably have to wait for a few more days or maybe weeks.
Although the update does not include any new features, general bug fixes, improvements in device performance and stability are not to be missed.
Samsung is rolling out the update via OTA in batches. This means that it won’t be available for every Galaxy Note 8 user right away. It will surely take its time before it knocks on the door of your device.
However, if you own a Galaxy Note 8 phone and live in Spain or the U.K. then, you can manually check for the update. To do that, you need to head over to Settings > Software Update and hit the Download and Install button.
If the update is live in your region, then you will receive an update notification. You can tap on this notification to begin downloading and later install the update on your Galaxy Note 8.