Samsung may not be the fastest when it comes to announcing software updates, but it has a reputation for regularly releasing security updates for its older phones as well. In fact, when it comes to security updates, the phone manufacturer is also known to roll them out to some devices for even longer than the standard 3-year cycle.
But understandably, someday all devices will eventually fall off the company’s update cycle, and the latest on the list is Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. The company announced that the device will not receive monthly security updates from the company in the future. Along with the Note 8, the company will also be retiring the J7 Prime in a way that this device will also stop receiving monthly security updates.
Of the two, it is obviously the Galaxy Note 8 that is more interesting. This is because only a few years ago it was Samsung’s flagship. In terms of core hardware, the Galaxy Note 8 is equipped with an octa-core 64-bit (10nm-based) Exynos 8895 processor. It also comes with 6GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage, which is also expandable.
The Galaxy Note 8 is backed by a 3,300mAh battery and uses USB Type-C for charging and data syncing. Fast and wireless charging technologies are also supported by out-of-the-box. The Galaxy Note 8 is also IP68 certified for water and dust resistance.
But it’s not all bad news for Samsung fans. Although these two phones have been removed from the list, there are some new additions. For example, the brand new Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition has started receiving monthly security patches. In addition to this new phone, the Galaxy Tab Activec3 has also been added to the list.
Launched a few years ago, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is one of the company’s best-selling devices of all time.
- Samsung has stopped sending security updates to Galaxy Note 8.
- Galaxy J7 Prime has also stopped receiving monthly security updates.
- Samsung has added some new devices to the security update list.