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
performance Octa core
display 5.3″ (13.46 cm)
storage 64 GB
camera 13 MP
battery 3090 mAh
ram 4 GB
fingerprint sensor position Front
other sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor Yes
quick charging Yes
operating system Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
sim slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
launch date October 14, 2017 (Official)
custom ui Stock
sim size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor Yes
fm radio No
audio jack 3.5 Millimeter
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
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 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
internal memory 64 GB
expandable memory Yes Up to 256 GB
settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
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
user replaceable No
quick charging Yes Quick, v3.0
capacity 3090 mAh
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
usb typec Yes (Doesn’t support micro-USB)
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