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Nokia 8 Will Soon Receive Android 9 Pie Update With ARCore Support

Nokia 8 Will Soon Receive Android 9 Pie Update With ARCore Support

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.

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.


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