A new update is rolling out to the Galaxy Note8 that brings two interesting features from this year’s flagships to the 2017 flagship. The new update also brings September’s security patch.
The two new features are super slow-motion recording and AR Emojis. The former lets you record videos at 960fps in 720p for 0.2s if you own the Galaxy S9 or 960fps in 720p for 0.4s for the Galaxy Note9. We can’t confirm if the Galaxy Note8 has that of the S9 or the Note9.
AR Emoji lets you create emojis based on an avatar of yourself created by the phone. This is Samsung‘s take on Apple‘s Animoji that launched with the iPhone X last year. The update is a little over 700MB is rolling out gradually. It has started arriving on devices in France but may take a few days before other regions receive it.
It is nice to see manufacturers roll-out some of the features from the current flagships to older ones. Huawei has done the same by rolling-out to the Mate 10 Pro features like slow-motion recording at 960fps and long-exposure photography mode which originally launched with the P20 series.