HMD’s Nokia 8 has already gotten a successor in the name of the Nokia 8 Sirocco. However, the company has not forgotten about it, hinting at an update of the device to Android 9 Pie. This update, along with many other improvements, is expected to come to the phone later this year. This means that users of the Nokia 8 do not have to rush to get a new device anymore if the reason has to do with the software.
In fact, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, was quick to respond to a particular user’s concern on Twitter. The Nokia 8 user expressed disappointment that the company was giving the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 8 Sirocco updates but neglecting the Nokia 8. Sarvikas was quick to respond, giving a list of some updates that are coming to the Nokia 8. He mentioned a new camera update with Pie, and ARCore support. He however said that the company was still evaluating solutions before rolling out Facial Unlock to its products.
@Nokiamobile @NokiamobileIN @sarvikas
Dear Nokia. Did you forget that you have released a flagship mobile called Nokia 8. we are expecting facial unlock,camera update like Nokia 7 plus and sirroco. But least bothered by HMD global. You have become like motorola.which is very sad
— vamshikrishna90 (@manuvamshi85) August 31, 2018
If this response is anything to go by, it means that the Nokia 8 will receive heavy upgrades in the future. All users can do though, is keep their fingers crossed while waiting for all the updates.
Nokia 8: Quick Review of Specifications
The Nokia 8 sports a 5.3-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and an aspect ratio of 16:9. This display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU.
Having a RAM of 4GB, the Nokia 8 has an internal memory of 64GB for the base model. The highest variant has a RAM of 4GB and an internal memory of 128GB. The internal memory can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card which occupies the SIM 2 slot.
A 13-megapixel + 13-megapixel dual camera setup is present on the rear of the device, with a 13-megapixel shooter also at the front. The primary shooter can record 4K videos at 30fps.
Connectivity options on the Nokia 8 include Bluetooth 5.0 with LE, NFC, GPS, and A-GPS. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Powered by a 3,090mAh battery, the phone supports Quick Charge 3.0. However, the Nokia 8 does not support wireless charging. Even with that, it is not a bad deal at all.