Nokia 8 Starts Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Beta Update with January Security Patch


HMD Global has rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its flagship device, Nokia 8, in late December. The company has now started rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo beta update for Nokia 8 smartphone. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Officer at HMD Global has announced the Oreo beta update for Nokia 8 via his official twitter handle.

The Android 8.1 Oreo beta update has version number 4.82A and is 1.55GB in size. The update also includes Android January security patch along with various bug fixes. The update is available for Nokia Phones Beta Labs members. You can log in with your ID and request for the update.

The Android 8.1 Oreo beta update brings a bunch of new features which includes redesigned settings and power menus, the Bluetooth battery percentage display, Apps and notifications menu in settings, more apps getting picture-in-picture mode and the correct hamburger emoji.

To recall, The Nokia 8 runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Android Nougat operating system and sports a 5.3” 2K (2560×1440 pixels) LCD display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is powered by up to 2.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC which is powering nearly all Android flagship smartphones. It offers 4GB of LPPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

The Nokia 8 comes with dual 13MP ZEISS sensors on the back including RGB and monochrome; camera features include f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF and IR range finder and dual-tone LED flash, it also features one of a kind “bothies” feature – the ability to capture images and videos from front and rear cameras at the same time and let you live-stream in full-HD over social media platforms. On the front, there is a 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0 selfie camera. Both front and rare cameras are capable of recording 4K videos.

The Nokia 8 is fueled by a 3,090 mAh battery and offers all the standard connectivity options including dual-SIM support, 4G, wi-fi, 3.5mm headphone jack (3-mics) and USB 3.1 Type-C among others.

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