The Samsung Galaxy A8 Y A8 + They had a bit of bad luck at the time of its release, since Samsung still had not too debugged their ROMs with Android Oreo and came to the market with Android Nougat 7.1, a luck that did not have to run the subsequent Galaxy A6 and A6 + that yes they brought Android 8.0 from the factory. Now this awaited update has been confirmed by a user manual, which brings us some of the characteristics of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy A8 .
We already warned you at the end of April that the update to Android Oreo for the Galaxy A8 and the A8 + was in development , and although unfortunately we still do not know the exact date of deployment of this update, at least we know what to expect from them, in addition to the inherent characteristics of Oreo.
Dolby Atmos and a new camera interface, this is Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy A8 2018
Because of the previous filtering, Android oreo 8.0 will arrive with the number of A530FXXU2BRDx, expanding the list of updated terminals by the Korean manufacturer. In fact, Samsung is taking the task of updating its device fleet calmly, since Android Oreo for the Galaxy S7 and its Edge version it did not arrive until the end of May, and beyond the Galaxy S8 and the Note 8, both ends of the range, only the Galaxy A7, A5, and A3 in its 2017 version They have received this update, not without some other problem.
So, while we wait for the update for the rest of Samsung’s medium / low range (J7, J5 and J3), today we will see some of the most notable changes that your premium range will receive.
Improving the sound quality with Dolby Atmos
To begin, both the Galaxy A8 and the A8 + 208 will receive a new setting in the sound section in the form of Dolby Atmos , the most recent Dolby standard and that allows us to enjoy a much more reality surround sound where verticality comes into play. It is clear that this is something that we can not take advantage of with the speaker of the device, but with a good pair of compatible headphones .
To enjoy Dolby Atmos in the Galaxy A8 and A8 + 2018 we will have to go to the settings, tab Sound and Vibration and then select Sound Quality and Effects, although as in other advanced settings, it will be necessary to have headphones connected. As a curious note, we must point out that this option is not available for the Galaxy S8, although it has an adjustment of Adapt Sound (Adapt Sound) designed to optimize the sound according to our hearing, but does not allow to enjoy this format of surround sound.
A new camera app for the Galaxy A8 and A8 +
It allows us to easily switch between the rear cameras and the front (s), access the flash and Bixby Vision in one touch and move between the different shooting modes without having to enter the secondary settings menu. In summary, it is a very studied interface that places the adjustments we use most by hand.
As we said at the beginning, for now there is no date determined deployment of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy A8 (and A8 +), but if the updated user manuals already refer to it, we do not think it takes long to become a reality, if everything goes as planned, of course .