Samsung releases April 2021 security patch for Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung has started rolling out the latest April 2021 Android security patch for the Galaxy A8 (2018) model. According to Samsung's bulletin, the April security patch includes 21 fixes from Samsung and 30 fixes from Google. The update is currently seeding in multiple Asian and South African countries including the Philippines, Malaysia, Brazil, South Korea, Thailand, and Russia. Here are more details.
More details about the update
The new firmware for the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) carries version number A530FXXSICUxy (value of the variables 'x' and 'y' change according to region) and A530NKSU8CUC2 in South Korea. To manually check for the update, you can go to Settings >Software update.
The phone flaunts a Super AMOLED display
As far as its specifications are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) features an IP68-rated metal-glass body with thick top and bottom bezels. On the rear, it houses a single camera and a physical fingerprint reader. The handset bears a 5.6-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2220 pixels) Super AMOLED screen with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It is offered in Black, Orchid Gray, Gold, and Blue colors.
It sports dual selfie cameras
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with a single 16MP (f/1.7) rear camera. For selfies, it has a dual front camera setup comprising a 16MP (f/1.9) primary sensor and an 8MP (f/1.9) secondary lens.
It draws power from an Exynos 7885 processor
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7885 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. Under the hood, it runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) and packs a 3,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. For connectivity, the device offers support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, a headphone jack, and a Type-C port.