Ever since HMD Global brought the Nokia name back into the world of smartphones, it has launched a handful of Nokia-branded Android smartphones. Not just that, the Finnish company has also done a great job of supporting its devices with relevant updates. Many of HMD Global’s recent launches have already received Android Pie, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. However, that doesn’t include Nokia 8.
HMD Global’s first proper flagship, Nokia 8 was launched in India last year running Android Nougat. Even though the smartphone was updated to Android Oreo a while back, it’s yet to receive Android Pie. But it seems that the wait may finally be over for Nokia 8.
According to a report by MySmartPrice, Nokia 8 was recently spotted on a Geekbench listing running Android Pie. This essentially means that HMD Global is almost done testing the latest update for its former flagship (the smartphone has been superseded by Nokia 8 Sirocco), and could release Android Pie for Nokia 8 anytime now.
Apart from the usual goodies, Android Pie for Nokia 8 is also expected to bring enhanced camera performance and support for ARCore. This was confirmed a few months back by HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas, in response to a user’s query about the update.
Nokia 8 is powered by Qualcomm’s last-generation top-of-the-line SoC, the Snapdragon 835. It also comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, with support for microSD cards of up to 256GB. Up front, there’s a 5.3-inch Quad-HD IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels and a standard 16:9 aspect ratio.
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For imaging, Nokia 8 has a ZEISS-branded dual-lens camera system at the back, comprised of two 13-megapixel units. There’s also a 13-megapixel front-facing lens for selfies and video calls.