Samsung’s long list of improvements for the Galaxy Note 8 won’t be entirely dedicated to its hardware. According to a new report, the device will launch with a new version of “Samsung Experience” software that is smoother and snappier than ever before.
Samsung Experience is the new name for Samsung’s own Android software. It was formally known as Touch Wiz — and often still gets called that — but the name was changed with Android 7.0 Nougat. Samsung Experience 8.1 is what you get with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ right now, but SamMobile reports Samsung Experience 8.5 will debut with the Galaxy Note 8.
Citing sources familiar with Samsung’s plans, the site reports that the new release will be significantly smoother than it is today, “with no dropped frames.” What’s more, Samsung has made changes under the hood that improve the speed of features like iris scanning and facial recognition, making them even more useful.
“All of these improvements combined will certainly make the new flagship well worth the money,” the report adds. And they won’t be exclusive to the Note 8, with Samsung planning to bring Samsung Experience 8.5 to the Galaxy S8 lineup as well. However, with its focus now on the new Note, it could be several months before that happens.
Samsung will make the Galaxy Note 8 official at an event in New York on August 23. It is then expected to make its debut in the United States just 24 hours later on August 24, so have your credit card at the ready!