A few weeks back, HMD’s Juho Sarvikas tweeted that the entire Nokia lineup would be getting updated to Android Oreo in late 2017 through early 2018. Now Mr. Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer for the company, has tweeted a couple of images of the Nokia 8 being updated to Oreo.
We are on it @nokiamobile . @Android #Oreo maturing nicely on #Nokia8 , will release when perfect. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/wPxEGA4rJn
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 16, 2017
While it would be great to see this update out for everyone, it is quite encouraging to see Nokia being transparent about their update process and the fact they actually have a running beta for their flagship device.
Digging into the images that are in this Tweet, it looks like the update (at least the beta version) is about 1.3GB in size but that will likely shrink down a bit as Nokia prepares it for public consumption.
When exactly the Oreo update will come to the Nokia 8 is unclear but what does seem clear is that it will be the first of the Nokia lineup to get the 8.0 build.
For those that don’t remember, the Nokia 8 is a 5.3″ QHD phone powered by the Snapdragon 835 process and has 4GB of RAM. Coupled with this is 64GB of storage which can be expanded via the MicroSD card slot. It has dual 13MP cameras and dual LED flashes as the main camera while the front facing selfie cam is also 13MP.
Unfortunately the phone never made it here to the US market but you can pick up an international version of the phone on Amazon. It’s $699 but it does not come with a US warranty. That said, it should work with AT&T and T-Mobile here in the US in most cases. Here are the GSM and LTE bands on the phone.
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)