Nokia 8 gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta update

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HMD Global has had a good record when it comes to rolling out the most recent AndroidOS version to its handset. The organization’s 2017 flagship, Nokia8 was the first by any OEM to get Android 8.0 Oreo under beta, followed by an official rollout. Now, the handset manufacturer is attempting to repeat it using Android 8.1 Oreo.

HMD Global’s chief product officer, Juho Sarvikas on January 23 announced that those Nokia 8 consumers recorded in the organization’s Nokia Beta Labs project have begun getting Android 8.1 Oreo beta variant. He, however, didn’t disclose when it will be rolled out to non-beta users.

“Be our guest as we function #AndroidOreo 8.1 beta for #Nokia 8. Updating your device today will allow a host of new features. And most importantly – that the hamburger emoji fix cheese currently on top of the patty! Get it http://nokia.com/phones/betalabs,” he tweeted.

We’re yet to determine how HMD tweaks in Android 8.1 Oreo before rolling it out more broadly. However, we do know some of the qualities that will include the newest OS version, as detailed by Google back in October this past year.

Some of the highlighted features include elastic Light/Dark UI, semi-transparent Quick Preferences, new colour for settings app, auto-dimming of navigation bars and less bugging notification alarms. The OS version has been rolled out for Google Nexus and Pixel tablets.

On a related note, Google recently introduced a new attribute for devices running Android 8.1 Oreo. The OS version will show Wi-Fi rate score before getting connected to any Wi-Fi.

The four speed ratings are:

Slow: if you’re able to utilize Wi-Fi calling, you can make phone calls and send texts.

OK: it is possible to read webpages, use social media, and flow music.

Quick: It is possible to stream most videos.

Very Fast: You can stream quite high quality videos.

NOKIA 8 SPECIFICATIONS

SUMMARY

performance     Octa core

display  5.3″ (13.46 cm)

storage 64 GB

camera 13 MP

battery 3090 mAh

ram        4 GB

SPECIAL FEATURES

fingerprint sensor position           Front

other sensors    Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

fingerprint sensor            Yes

GENERAL

quick charging   Yes

operating system             Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)

sim slots               Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

model   8

launch date        October 14, 2017 (Official)

custom ui             Stock

brand    Nokia

sim size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

network               4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available

fingerprint sensor            Yes

MULTIMEDIA

loudspeaker       Yes

fm radio               No

audio jack            3.5 Millimeter

PERFORMANCE

chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

graphics               Adreno 540

processor            Octa core (2.45 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280)

architecture       64 bit

ram        4 GB

DESIGN

build material    Case: AluminiumBack: Aluminium

thickness             7.9 Millimeter

width    73.7 mm

waterproof         Yes Splash proof, IP54

height   151.5 Millimeter

colours Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper

DISPLAY

display type        IPS LCD

screen to body ratio        69.19 %

pixel density      554 ppi

screen protection            Corning Gorilla Glass v5

screen size          5.3 inches (13.46 cm)

screen resolution             1440 x 2560 pixels

touch screen      Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

STORAGE

internal memory              64 GB

expandable memory      Yes Up to 256 GB

CAMERA

settings Exposure compensation, ISO control

aperture              F2.0

camera features               Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

image resolution              4128 x 3096 Pixels

sensor  CMOS image sensor

autofocus            Yes Phase Detection autofocus

shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

resolution           13 MP Front Camera

optical image stabilisation            Yes

flash      Yes Dual-color LED Flash

video recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps

BATTERY

user replaceable               No

quick charging   Yes Quick, v3.0

type       Li-ion

capacity                3090 mAh

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

wifi         Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

wifi features      Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

bluetooth            Yes v5.0

volte      Yes

usb typec            Yes (Doesn’t support micro-USB)

nfc          Yes

network support              4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

gps         Yes with A-GPS, Glonass

sim 1      4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 450 Mbit/s ? , HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ? GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

sim dimensions SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

sim 2      4G Groups: TD-LTE 2600(ring 38) / 2300(ring 40) / 2500(ring 41) / 1900(ring 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(ring 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Groups: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 450 Mbit/s ? (LTE class 9) 3G Rate: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ? GPRS:Accessible EDGE:Accessible

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