One of Samsung’s best phones ever is now officially retired – Allison Johnson

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus rear view
After four years of support, the S8 and S8 Plus will no longer receive security updates. | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge

Four years after its launch, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has received its last security update. The Galaxy S8 was a well-timed success story for Samsung, launching in the spring of 2017 with a bold design that drew attention away from the well-documented Galaxy Note 7 battery problems of the previous six months.

The S8 marked a design shift for Galaxy devices, with a wider-aspect edge-to-edge screen with minimal bezels that made it one of the best-looking phones we’d seen at that point. It wasn’t just a good-looking device, either; it offered excellent hardware and a great camera, combined with a remarkably restrained software implementation. Best of all, the batteries did not catch fire.

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