Samsung Galaxy J8 OTA Update Brings Dual VoLTE and Auto Brightness Software Feature

Samsung launched the Galaxy J8 in India mid this year, alongside the Galaxy J6. Like other Samsung phones, the Galaxy J8 didn’t get too many software updates post its launch. It is after a long time that the Samsung phone is getting an over-the-air (OTA) update which is bringing a range of new features like AR Emoji and Dual 4G VoLTE support. Samsung has already started rolling out the latest software update to the Galaxy J8 users. But the rollout could be happening in a phased manner, which means some Galaxy J8 uses would have already received the OTA update, while the ones who are yet to get the update would need to wait for some more time.


OTA Update Brings AR Emoji Feature, Dual 4G VoLTE Support to Galaxy J8

The latest software OTA update for the Galaxy J8 comes with the build version J810GDDU2ARJ4. The software build is already rolling out to users of the Galaxy J8. If you’ve received the update, you can connect your phone to Wi-Fi network and download and install it. It is important to note that users of the Galaxy J8 should back up all their data before installing the update on their phone.

The new software update comes with several new features and improvements. The key highlight of the software update is the addition of the AR Emoji feature. The AR Emojis first appeared on the Galaxy S9 series of phone. Interestingly, the Galaxy J8 is the first J series phone from Samsung to get this feature. So how does the AR Emoji feature works? The feature basically lets users turn their selfies into an animated version. This works almost similar to iPhone’s Animojis feature.

In addition to AR Emojis, the new software update is also bringing Dual 4G VoLTE support to the Galaxy J8. This means the Samsung Galaxy J8 users will now be able to use two 4G SIM cards at the same time.

Furthermore, Samsung has added software-based Auto Brightness feature to the Galaxy J8. The Galaxy J8 lacks an Ambient Light sensor despite it being priced over Rs 15,000. But the latest update adds a unique feature to the smartphone. Every time when you unlock the smartphone, the selfie camera captures a picture and it adjusts the brightness according to the light in the image. That said, the captured picture will not be saved anywhere on your smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy J8: Specifications and Features

The Samsung Galaxy J8 was launched alongside the Galaxy J6 in the month of May this year. The Samsung Galaxy J8 comes with a 6-inch display with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels. The phone is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core processor and comes paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy J8 comes with dual cameras on the back side and a single sensor on the front. On the rear panel, the phone sports a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. While on the front the phone includes a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The Samsung phone is backed by a 3500mAh.

In India, Samsung had launched the Galaxy J8 for a starting price of Rs 18,990. This price is for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the phone.

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22 Comments on "Samsung Galaxy J8 OTA Update Brings Dual VoLTE and Auto Brightness Software Feature"


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Kaushik IMA
November 17, 2018 10:12 pm 10:12 PM

Dual VOLTE on SD450?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
November 18, 2018 12:28 am 12:28 AM

Realme 2 and Realme C1 has same and has dual VoLTE. Unfortunately Xiaomi has lost it with Redmi 5 and led their downfall this year. Let’s see what they do with Redmi 7.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
November 18, 2018 3:53 pm 3:53 PM

Dude, stop writing anything…
Xiaomi’s downfall?? The have become the most selling brand for around 2 years now…

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
November 18, 2018 6:15 pm 6:15 PM

Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 6 Pro were over priced and didn’t sold well due to 625. Less we talk about Redmi 6 and Y2 more it is better.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
November 18, 2018 6:14 pm 6:14 PM

Only Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi 5A sold well in my honest opinion. Sales were poor after 1000 increase. Redmi Note 5 Pro sales were good only in Diwali sale due to 11699.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
November 19, 2018 12:18 am 12:18 AM

Lol, even after increasing the price by ?1000, people continued buying Redmi Note 5 pro…
I guess you didn’t see the amount of ratings it got before the Diwali sale…
The only bummers were Redmi 5 and Note 5…
So, company replaced them with Redmi 6 and 6 pro…
Redmi 6 and 6 pro are still being best sellers….

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
November 18, 2018 4:21 pm 4:21 PM


November 17, 2018 9:57 pm 9:57 PM

S8 vowifi anyone using ??

Thamilan daa
November 18, 2018 8:28 pm 8:28 PM

I am getting WiFi calling option in android 6.0.1 in Samsung Note 4. But not in A9 pro 2016

November 18, 2018 8:16 am 8:16 AM

Not supported by any operator in India

November 18, 2018 12:47 am 12:47 AM

VoWIFI calling Not Available in Network ….. already available on s9/+, Note 9/ op6/T

Jaison John
November 17, 2018 8:39 pm 8:39 PM

J8 isn’t the first J series phone to get the AR emoji, it’s J7 Duo.