Nokia 8 May Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update by October End: Report

Nokia 8 May Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update by October End: Report
  • Nokia 8 said to receive Android O update by October end
  • HMD Global had promised Android O update for Nokia 8
  • Nokia 8 has been launched in India at Rs. 36,999

HMD Global's Nokia 8, the premium offering in the company's portfolio, is finally being announced in different markets. While announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, a company manager reportedly revealed that the smartphone may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of October.

At this moment, there are no specific dates or release schedule for the Nokia 8's Oreo update. Nokiamob was the first to pick up the news. It's no surprise that Nokia devices have been lately receiving security updates on time, and the company has been focusing on delivering timely OS updates. At global launch, HMD Global's Sarvikas had promised Android O update for the Nokia 8.

We should hear more on the update in the coming weeks. For those unaware, Android 8.0 Oreo brings in a lot of new features like picture in picture mode, notification channel feature, notification badges, Android instant apps, and much more.

The Nokia 8 was launched in India earlier this week, and has been priced competitively at Rs. 36,999, which pits it against the OnePlus 5 smartphone.

For specifications, the dual-SIM Nokia 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and features a 5.3-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is IP54 rated, which makes it splash proof, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The dual rear camera setup on the Nokia 8 includes two 13-megaixel sensors. On the front, there's another 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF. All three cameras come with Carl Zeiss optics. Other specifications include 64GB inbuilt storage which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It packs a 3090mAh non-removable battery.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Very good display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Stock Android, promise of timely updates
  • Bad
  • Not fully waterproof
  • Low-light camera performance could’ve been better
Display 5.30-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Front Camera 13-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3090mAh
OS Android 7.1.1
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels

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