Nokia 8, the flagship Nokia-branded Android smartphone from the home 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 last month, a build that consumers could 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 near future, specifically, the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6. In fact, they should all also get their Android P update, as promised by HMD International last month.
The Nokia two is the latest smartphone in HMD International, and it went on sale in India on Friday. It is also the least expensive smartphone in the business, sporting a price tag of Rs. 6,999 (recommended best buy price).
As for the Nokia 8, the smartphone has been unveiled globally back in August, and then launched 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. The smartphone is IP54 rated, which makes it splash proof. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (4 Kryo cores clocked at 2.5GHz and 4 Kryo cores clocked at 1.8GHz) coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
The double rear camera set up on the Nokia 8 includes two 13-megaixel detectors – one is an RGB sensor and includes optical image stabilisation (OIS), while the other is a black detector. Both have an aperture of f/2.0, 1.12-micron pixel elements, phase detection autofocus, a 76.9-degree wide-angle lens, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), dual-tone LED display, and an IR range finder.
On the front, the Nokia 8 communicates another 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF, 1.12-micron pixels, an f/2.0 aperture, along with also an 78.4-degree wide-angle lens. All three cameras come with Carl Zeiss optics. The company is touting the ‘bothies’ characteristic with the smartphone, allowing users to take photos or videos using the front and rear cameras simultaneously. Also on board is OZO Audio tech for spatial 360-degree audio recording (using 3 microphones), including an Audio Focus mode.
The Nokia 8 comes with 64GB of inbuilt UFS2.1 storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v3.1), plus a 3.5millimeter 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 measures 151.5×73.7×7.9mm.