Nokia 8 may soon be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo: Report

Nokia 8 was launched with Android 7.1.1 out-of-the-box.

  • Updated: September 13, 2017 9:32 PM IST

Last month, Nokia 8 was launched globally, and it came with a promise of soon receiving the latest Oreo upgrade. And now, a listing on Geekbench has shown the Nokia 8 running the latest software from Google.

Although, to be fair, this listing alone isn’t enough proof of the rollout of Oreo on Nokia 8, however, considering the need for HMD Global to retain its promise of timely updates, a rollout soon could be very likely. And just for that reason, almost all of the new Nokia phones run an almost stock version of Android.

Further, the Nokia 8 won’t be the only HMD model to get the Oreo treatment. HMD’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, recently assured fans of the brand that all Android-powered Nokia smartphones will get updated to Android 8.0.

The Nokia 8 is the company’s much awaited flagship device, which comes with a unique Bothie camera feature as its highlight. The Nokia 8 sports a dual-camera assembly, which includes a pair of 13-megapixel sensors – one clicking photos in RGB, and the other in monochrome. The primary sensor comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and PDAF support, f/2.0 aperture, and IR range finder. Up front, there is a 13-megapixel snapper with PDAF support, f/2.0 aperture, and display flash. The Bothie feature on the Nokia 8 essentially stands out with its capability to stream live videos from the front and back camera simultaneously. ALSO READ: Nokia 8 hands-on and first impressions roundup: Here’s what previews say of the device

Nokia 8 specifications and features

As for the specifications, the Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch IPS 2K resolution display with an insane 700nits of brightness. Protecting the display is Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, which is expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card.

Fuelling the Nokia 8 is a 3,090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. The smartphone includes a fingerprint sensor, and comes with IP54 certification making it splashproof. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots (select markets only), 4G LTE, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0.

While the India prices are unknown, HMD Global was launched at €599, which is approximately Rs 45,000 according to current exchange rate. The smartphone comes in Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel color variant. ALSO READ: Nokia 8: Here’s how the ‘bothie’ dual-camera setup works

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Nokia 8


Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core Processor
13 MP (Colour + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
  • Published Date: September 13, 2017 8:54 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 13, 2017 9:32 PM IST