❤ Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) now receiving March 2021 security update

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The Galaxy A8 (2018) might have turned three last month, but it has already started receiving next month’s Android security update. That would be the security patch level dated March 1st, 2021, which only began rolling out this week. The one for the Galaxy A8 is identified by release version A530FXXSICUC1.

To check whether a new update is already available on your Galaxy A8, go to Settings, tap the option that says Software update at the bottom, and finally select Download and install on the following screen. If you aren’t content to wait, refer to our firmware archives in order to download the latest system images containing the new update for your country.

Will the Galaxy A8 (2018) continue receiving regular patches in 2021?

The Galaxy A8 (2018) wasn’t encompassed by Samsung’s pledge to start delivering at least three generations’ worth of OS updates and four years of security updates to its mobile devices. But as far as security patches are concerned, you can expect it to continue enjoying regular support for a while longer.

Apart from the Galaxy A8, the March 2021 Android security update is currently deploying to the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10, Galaxy Fold, and the Galaxy Tab S7. When it comes to monthly patches, Samsung’s most recently released flagships usually take precedence in terms of which rollouts actually get completed first. At least for the first couple of months, so that might still be the case this time around, seeing how we’re still in February. Not to mention that all instances of the March update that began rolling out this week had extremely limited deployments so far.




Model Name Galaxy A8 2018
Model type Bar
Colors Black (Black)
Gold (Gold)
Gray (Gray)
Blue (Blue)
Announced 2017, December
Released 2018, January
Dimensions Bar: 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm
Weights 172g
IP rating IP68
Operating system Android 9.0 (Pie)
One UI version 1.0
SIM Dual SIM model
SIM card sizes Nano-SIM (4FF)
Networks 2G
eSIM support No
Kind Main Display
Technology Super AMOLED Display
Size 5.6 inch / 142.24 mm
Resolution FHD+ / 2220×1080 pixels
Pixel density 441 PPI
Screen to body ratio ~75.6%
Related model number(s) SM-A530F
Chipset Exynos 7885
Clock Speed Dual-Core @ 2.20 GHz
Hexa-Core @ 1.60 GHz
Cores Octa-Core
GPU Mali-G71
RAM/ROM sizes 4 GB RAM with 32 GB ROM

4 GB RAM with 64 GB ROM

External memory support Yes
External memory support maximum 512 GB
Accelerometer Yes
Barometer Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Geomagnetic sensor Yes
Gyro sensor Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Max. Video Recording Resolution FHD video recording at 30 fps (1920×1080)
External memory support Yes
External memory support maximum 512 GB
Flash Yes
Kind Wide-angle Camera
Megapixels 16MP
Aperture F1.7
Pixel size 1.12μm
Field of view 80˚
Extras PDAF
Kind Selfie Camera
Megapixels 8MP
Aperture F1.9
Pixel size 1.12μm
ANT+ Yes
USB version Type C
3.5mm Headphonejack Yes
Location technology GPS
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0
Standard battery capacity 3000mAh
Removable battery No
Wired fast charging No