According to the reports by the users, Samsung has officially started rolling out the much-awaited Android 9.0 Pie update for the Samsung Galaxy J8 devices. As announced by the company earlier, the update will be available in selected markets only and is currently rolling out in limited countries only. The update package includes all the features from the Android 9.0 Pie based operating system along with the Android security essentials for the April month.
The update is now rolling out an over-the-air (OTA), but the users can manually download the firmware files with the latest software version. The update brings the build number/firmware version J810FPUU3BSD1. The update was first reported in Russia only, however, the company has announced that it will be available in more countries soon. Anyways, you can manually check for the update availability by going to Settings > Software > Download updates.
Talking about the device, the Galaxy J8 smartphone was launched in India on June 2018 and comes with some pretty good hardware at a budget price tag. The device comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. It has a 6-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. When launched, Galaxy J8 was running Samsung Experience UX on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. There is a dual rear camera setup for this smartphone with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor.
The device has a 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. It has a 3,500mAh battery and measures 159.2×75.7×8.2mm. The device was priced at Rs. 18,990 back in June but is now available at Rs. 15,990.