Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Update

Just as Samsung is about to round up the Galaxy Tab S4. The tech company still have a big heart for the flagship device, with the release of Android 8.0 update to Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy S7. The Android 8.0 update started rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 a few days ago, it started the in the UK. The Android 8.0 Oreo update is rolling out to both the Wi-Fi and the 4G LTE versions, but when you will receive it depends on where you live.

According to Sammobile who reported on the update just hours ago, so naturally, it will take some time before everyone who owns a Tab S3 9.7 will receive the update.

The build number for the first Galaxy Tab S3 Oreo release is T820XXU1BRE2 which comes with the April 2018 security patch. The update is available over the air, and you can see if that is the case by opening the Settings app, going into the Software update menu, and tapping Download updates manually. According to the updated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, the Galaxy Tab S3 should be getting most of the Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 functionality. Also,  The Galaxy Tab S3 gets Dolby Atmos support as well, as confirmed by one of our Twitter followers. and the firmware for the Wi-Fi model is available for download via sammbile.

As usual, it will be a few weeks before the Oreo update expands to other markets, though it shouldn’t take too long if Samsung treats the Galaxy Tab S3 as a flagship device, If you have downloaded the update already, let us know how it’s running for you, and if you are seeing the update in another country, do mention that as well so others can be apprised of its availability.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was certified with the Android 8.0 update in March, which confirmed the timing of its arrival, though Samsung had already publicly stated that the S3 is one of several Samsung tablets that will be updated to Android 8.0 in 2018.

 Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Update

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 specifications

  • Release date February 2017
  • Dimensions (mm) 237.30 x 169.00 x 6.00
  • Weight (g) 434.00
  • Battery capacity (mAh) 6000
  • Removable battery No
  • SAR value NA
  • Screen size (inches) 9.70
  • Touchscreen No
  • Resolution 2048×1536 pixels
  • Processor 1.6GHz quad-core
  • Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • RAM 4GB
  • Internal storage 32GB
  • Expandable storage Yes type microSD up to (GB) 256
  • Rear camera 13-megapixel
  • Flash Yes
  • Front camera 5-megapixel
  • Operating System Android 7.0
  • Wi-Fi Yes
  • Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • GPS Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
  • NFC No
  • Infrared No
  • USB OTG No
  • FM No
  • Compass/ Magnetometer No
  • Proximity sensor No
  • Accelerometer Yes
  • Ambient light sensor Yes
  • Gyroscope Yes
  • Barometer No
  • Temperature sensor No


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