HMD Global has confirmed that it has started rolling out the latest Android 10 operating system and Nokia 8.1 is the first device to get the latest update. The company has revealed that the smartphone will get the Android 10 update starting from today.
With this, Nokia 8.1 users will get to taste the latest version of Android. The update will bring new navigation controls, which offers intuitive controls. The update will also bring Smart Reply feature to the smartphone along with better privacy controls. It also comes with a new Focus mode that blocks out distracting apps when you need to focus on something important. Furthermore, it also supports Family Link in Digital Wellbeing settings, which allows users to set digital ground rules for the whole family.
Apart from this, Nokia 8.1 users will get to system-wide dark mode along with Live Caption, which will automatically caption videos, podcasts and audio messages across any app with a single tap. Users can now mark notifications as “Silent” and they won’t make noise or appear on your lock screen. Other small features in the update include support for direct audio streaming to hearing aid devices, gender-inclusive emoji and new enterprise features.
To recall, the Nokia 8.1 was launched with Android 8.0 Oreo and it was later updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Now, with the latest update, it is the first smartphone from Nokia to run on Android 10. The smartphone currently retails for Rs 15,999 for the 4GB RAM variant.
Recollecting some key specifications, the Nokia 8.1 features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels, 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 500 nits brightness. The Nokia 8.1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2GHz octa-core processor with Adreno 616 GPU. It is backed up by a 3500mAh battery with fast charging support.
It has a 12-megapixel primary lens with dual-tone LED flash, 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm pixels, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and 13-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, ZEISS optics. For the front, it has a 20-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture.