Samsung Galaxy S8 receives its first firmware update, fixes facial recognition algorithm


Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India on April 19. It’s been barely a week, and the Galaxy S8 is already getting its first firmware update. This new OTA update focuses mostly on tweaking Bixby, DeX, and facial recognition features.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is yet to be available in the Indian market and should be out on May 5. In the meantime, Samsung is already rolling out a significant update to fix any potential first-day issues.

The new OTA update measures 443.64MB and carries version numbers G950FXXU1AQDD / G950FOXM1AQDD. This firmware update’s changelog mentions about stabilising the DeX and Bixby functions.

It also improves the face recognition algorithm that is meant to be used as part of the biometric authentication. Apart from that, the update also brings a slew enhancements, improvements and bug fixes. The Android security patch level is also upgraded to the latest one for the month of April.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 57,900 and bundles a free wireless charger for the pre-orders.