The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus must now do without monthly security updates. Three years after their market release, both smartphones must deal with quarterly security updates. By 2021, they will be obsolete.
At the beginning of May 2020, Samsung updated its distribution list for security updates on the smartphones in its catalogue.
Unsurprisingly, the manufacturer has moved the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus to the device section, which has to make do with quarterly updates, like the Galaxy S7 before them.
Samsung Updates Galaxy S8 Security Updates Quarterly
Like the Galaxy A series phones, the Galaxy S8 will only receive updates every 3 months. Only the latest high-end Samsung smartphones will still receive an update every month.
Here is the list updated by Samsung a few days ago :
- Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite
The fate of Galaxy S8 comes as no surprise. Samsung promises three years of monthly updates to its flagship models.
The Galaxy S8 being released in early 2017, they are reaching the end of the software support promised by the South Korean manufacturer.
Both devices are expected to be officially obsolete in early 2021, four years after their launch. The S8s are likely to be followed by the Galaxy Note 8.
Do you still use an S8? Will you trade in your smartphone for a new one when Samsung stops updating?
We’re waiting for your opinion in the comments section.