The Samsung Galaxy S8 with Oreo will not have Dolby Atmos, according to Samsung


A few days ago we told you that Samsung would implement Dolby Atmos by surprise in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + when upgraded to Oreo. This technology is a series of adjustments that allow you to get the most out of your device’s speakers to enhance the sound and improve the quality of the music. We thought it was very good news because this kind of new functions is always welcome, but unfortunately, Samsung has just thrown us a jug of cold water.

Although in the screenshots of the filtered ROM the presence of Dolby Atmos could be appreciated perfectly, a member of the Beta Program of Samsung in the United Kingdom has confirmed that, definitely, the Galaxy S8 will not receive this improvement of the sound. This statement has been made when a user has asked if this function, which in principle would reach the devices with Snapdragon processors, would also reach the Exynos models.

After that post and several comments stating that the Dolby sound system would be implemented in the stable version of Android Oreo, the Samsung team has commented on the matter saying that, at present, Samsung has no plans to implement Dolby Atmos in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +. Feeling a lot, if you are the owner of one of these models you will have to settle for having Android Oreo, because of Dolby Atmos you can forget, unfortunately.

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Now that we know that this is a reality, a question arises: is it possible that Samsung is saving Dolby Atmos as a differentiator for its Galaxy S9 and S9 +? The answer to this question will be known in not too many days, and if positive, the most normal thing would be that sooner or later some XDA arose in order to install it on the Galaxy S8. We will keep you updated!