Nokia 8 Sirocco update rolling out with December Android security patch

The Nokia 8 Sirocco was launched in India back in April this year.

Published:Thu, December 13, 2018 9:22am

By Staff


Nokia 8 Sirocco users in India should be getting a notification about a new software update. This doesn t seem to be a major update, but one that introduces the latest Android security patch.

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The update being rolled out to the Nokia 8 Sirocco is about 78MB in size, NPU reports. The update changelog doesn t mention much except that the device is getting the December Android security patch. The latest security patch fixes quite a few critical issues on the Android operating system.


After an unveiling at MWC 2018, the Nokia 8 Sirocco was launched in India back in April this year. At the time it was most expensive Nokia device in the country. But since then, it has received multiple price cuts, and can now be bought for around Rs 35,000.

To quickly recap, the Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with a 5.5-inch QHD 16:9 display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 6GB RAM. There is also 128GB storage on offer. Other features include dual-camera setup (12-megapixel+13-megapixel) at the back with Carl Zeiss optics, a 5-megapixel selfie camera, 3,260mAh battery wireless charging support, and IP67 certification.


Watch: Nokia 8 Sirocco First Look

Earlier this week, HMD Global launched the Nokia 8.1 smartphone in India. With a price tag of Rs 26,999, the Android One smartphone comes with a 6.18-inch FHD+ PureDisplay IPS LED display. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable onboard storage.

Other features on the Nokia 8.1 include a dual-camera setup (12-megapixel+13-megapixel) at the back, 20-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3,500mAh battery with fast charging support. Being an Android One device, the dual-SIM device runs the latest Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.

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