The launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 + occurred in March 2017, that is, more than three years ago. As we know, Samsung offers, like other greats in the sector, two years of operating system updates, which means that it guarantees the arrival of two new versions of Android to its main smartphones.
The Galaxy S8 and S8 + hit the market with Android 7 and received the updates Android 8 and Android 9, which means that they have completed their support cycle and that they will not receive Android 10. However, this does not mean that they no longer receive any type of support, both terminals have been receiving security updates on a monthly basis.
This is part of the Samsung’s commitment to the user and represents a final support phase that allows you to keep your smartphone protected, although it obviously also has a certain duration. After completing two years of support at the operating system level, Samsung smartphones enter a phase of limited support for monthly security updates, and these go through another phase in which these updates become quarterly.
Galaxy S8 and S8 + are in their final life cycle phase
The latest list of supported terminals in each level of updates that Samsung has published confirms that the Galaxy S8 and S8 + go on to receive quarterly security updates. As we have said this means that they will receive security patches every three months.
In the attached image we can see all the terminals that are currently supported in that phase which represents, as we said, the end of the road for Galaxy devices, since once this phase ends, it no longer receives support. Its approximate duration is one year, which means that the Galaxy S8 and S8 + will stop receiving updates sometime in 2021, unless Samsung decides otherwise.
The Galaxy S8 and S8 + represented a major renovation in the smartphone catalog of the South Korean giant. Their commitment to the all-screen format, their quality of finishes and their specifications made them two of the most important smartphones of their generation.
Today they are still perfectly viable, thanks to their configuration based on a Snapdragon 835-Exynos 8895 SoCAccording to the market, its 4 GB of RAM and its 64 GB of storage capacity. The quality of its screen is still excellent, thanks to the Super AMOLED panel that Samsung mounted, and the camera scratches to a high level despite being unique and already three years old.