Samsung recently rolled out September 2018 security patches that also brought features like AR Emoji and super slow-motion video recording to the high-end Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. And attention has now turned to the midrange Galaxy A8 Plus, Galaxy A8 2016, and the hard-to-find Galaxy C7, all of which are receiving updates with September 2018 security patches.
The update is arriving on the Galaxy A8 Plus as software version A730FXXU3BRI1 while the A8 2016 is getting it as version A810FXXU2CRH7. If you own the Galaxy C7, watch out for an update with software version C7000ZCU3CRI1.
The updates rolling out to the A8+ and C7 are based on Android Oreo but the A8 2016’s update is based on Nougat, although the Korean variant of the device (SM-A810S) has already made the switch to Oreo. Samsung hasn’t made its official Android 9 Pie update plans public, the only device that could get this update officially is the A8 Plus.
OTA updates can take up to a week before all units get the download notification and since the rollout has just commenced, you’ll have to be patient before the update arrives on your phone. Alternatively, you can try forcing the update via the Settings menu of your device.