Nokia 8, the flagship Nokia-branded Android smartphone from the house of HMD International, has started receiving its Android 8.0 Oreo update. The news was announced by Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer in HMD Global, in a tweet on Friday. In India, the final Android 8.0 Oreo build rollout begins from Friday night. To recall, the smartphone also had got a beta build of Android 8.0 Oreo a month, a build that users can install via an update over the air after signing up to be a beta tester.
The rest of the Nokia Android smartphones from HMD Global will also receive their Android 8.0 Oreo updates in the not too distant future, specifically, the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, along with Nokia 6. In fact, that they should all also receive their Android P update, as promised by HMD Global last month.
The Nokia two is the latest smartphone in HMD Global, and it went on sale in India on Friday. It is also the least expensive smartphone in the company, sporting a price tag of Rs. 6,999 (recommended best buy price).
In Terms of the Nokia 8, the smartphone was unveiled globally back in August, and then started in India in September, before going on sale in October. The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 8 carries a 5.3-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D arch Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (4) Kryo cores clocked at 2.5GHz and 4 Kryo cores clocked at 1.8GHz) combined with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
The double rear camera setup on the Nokia 8 includes 2 13-megaixel detectors – one is an RGB sensor and includes optical image stabilisation (OIS), while the other is a monochrome sensor. Both have an aperture of f/2.0, 1.12-micron pixel components, phase detection autofocus, a 76.9-degree wide-angle lens, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), dual-tone LED flash, and an IR range finder.
On the front, the Nokia 8 communicates another 13-megapixel detector with PDAF, 1.12-micron pixels, an f/2.0 aperture, along with also an 78.4-degree wide-angle lens. The company is touting the ‘bothies’ characteristic with the smartphone, allowing users to shoot photos or videos using the front and back cameras simultaneously. Also on board is OZO Audio technology for spatial 360-degree audio recording (using 3 microphones), including an Audio Focus mode.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v3.1), plus a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. Bearing a 3090mAh non-removable battery, the Nokia 8 steps 151.5×73.7×7.9mm.