Samsung is adding Dolby Atmos to the Galaxy S8 this year

Good news, movie junkies; Samsung wants to add Dolby Atmos to your Galaxy S8. At least, if a leaked build of Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 is accurate, that’s the plan. 

The update is an incremental build from Samsung’s beta program for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8, so that’s a great sign for it turning into something official. The small update is only live on the Snapdragon Galaxy S8, but it’ll likely bleed into the other models, too.

Dolby Atmos is an audio technology for media that allows a movie to locate sounds as objects instead of channels. That might sound a little complicated, but it basically allows for a more accurate approach to movie sounds and allows for height sounds in addition to surround sound. Tons of laptops have started including Atmos certification, so it was only a matter of time before it crept into smartphones, too.

Either way, Android Oreo 8.0 is expected to officially roll out to Samsung’s crop of flagship devices within the next few months, so if you’re using a Galaxy S8 or Note 8, keep your ears out.

source: XDA Developers

About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.