Samsung rolled out Android Pie for Galaxy A8+ (2018) over a week ago, however, the update was only rolling out in Russia. The company usually uses a single market as a sort of expanded soak test, before it begins global rollout. It seems all has gone smoothly as India has now also started receiving this latest version of Android.
The Android Pie update for Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes with One UI and weighs more than 1.2GB in size. It carries version number A730FXXU4CSCD and bumps up the Android security patch level on the phone to February 1, 2019.
If you own a Galaxy A8+ (2018) and live in India, you should be able to download Pie over the air by tapping Download updates manually in the Settings » Software update menu. We’ll update this article once we have the firmware for the update available in our database. Do tell us if you have received the Pie update on your A8 (2018) or A8+ (2018) by leaving a comment (mention your country as well if you have got the update outside India or Russia).
The update brings the latest One UI to the table. The latest UI features newly designed controls at the bottom with larger search box or text at the first half, which it claims will be easier to navigate as compared to its predecessor. Apart from this, users will be able to use new gesture controls, a new pill-shaped icon for navigations, refined notifications and Quick Settings, vertical volume controls and new power menu among others.
To recap the specs of Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018), the phone features 6.0-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) bears a dual front camera of 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel with aperture of f/1.9. For the rear, there is a 16-megapixel sensor with aperture f/1.7 and LED flash. Under the hood is an Exynos 7885 octa-core SoC, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage.