HMD Global has revealed that they will soon be releasing the Android Oreo update to the Nokia 8 handsets. The news was confirmed by Juho Sarvikas HMD Global’s Chief Officer. Juho Sarvikas has posted a video on his official Twitter handle, which shows the Nokia 8 receiving the latest Android Oreo Beta update.
Further, Sarvikas said “We have well over 2000 #Nokia8 #nokiamobilebetalabs users! Thank you so much for your passion and great feedback. We’ve listened, we’ve taken action and we will soon roll out official #AndroidOreo release for everyone!”. However, the tweet has not mentioned any device name, and the Oreo Beta testing has been done only for Nokia 8.
We have well over 2000 #Nokia8 #nokiamobilebetalabs users! Thank you so much for your passion and great feedback. We’ve listened, we’ve taken action and we will soon roll out official #AndroidOreo release for everyone! pic.twitter.com/9jRydOcoch
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) November 10, 2017
So far, HMD has been testing the Android Oreo Beta update on the Nokia 8 under the Nokia beta labs program. However, the company has not revealed the exact time frame on when the final Nokia 8 Oreo update will start rolling. In the past, HMD Global had already confirmed all its Nokia-branded smartphones including Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will be upgraded to Android Oreo.
To recall, the smartphone was launched in India at Rs 36,990. The Nokia 8 is powered by an octa-core (Four 2.5GHz Kryo + Four 1.8GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of LPPDDR4X RAM along with 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 256GB.
The flagship Nokia phone comes with a 5.3-inch IPS QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 in a 2.5D finish for better aesthetics. As far as the build quality is concerned, it comes in a 6000 series aluminum body in has four colour options– two with the glossy finish and two in Matte Polished Copper, Polished Blue, Tempered blue and Steel.
The primary dual-lens camera includes 13-megapixels (Colour + OIS) along with 13-megapixels (Mono) sensors with dual-tone Flash with an aperture of f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF and IR range finder. ZEISS powers the camera department. In the front, there is a 13-megapixels PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0 selfie camera. The IP54 splashproof Nokia 8 comes with 3.5mm ADJ headphone jack (3-mics) and USB 3.1 Type-C. It has a hybrid dual-SIM card slot and is powered by a 3,090 mAh battery.