Revealed: This device will be the first to launch with Android O!!!

HMD Global is all set to launch its high-end smartphone, Nokia 8 in the market. The launch date of this phone has been confirmed officially which is on August 16th.

Today, we have one more report about the actual OS for the upcoming Nokia 8 smartphone. As per the latest Geekbench listing, the upcoming Nokia 8 would run on a latest Android O 8.0 Operating System.

During the launch of the latest Operating System in this year’s Google I/O conference, the company has confirmed the launch of its Android-O Operating System in the fall which is in the September month along with the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL smartphones. But the recent report has confirmed that we could see the latest Android O in a few weeks from now before the launch of the Google’s Pixel devices.

The Nokia 8 has been apparently been listed as the “Unknown Heart” on the same benchmark in the past, so that lends credence to the idea that we’re dealing with a Nokia 8 this time out. It also helps that the other details are in line with what we’ve seen of the Nokia 8 already.

If this is to be true, then Nokia 8 would be the very first smartphone to run with Android O i.e. Android 8.0 Operating System. For the first time, Google may launch its new OS on a non-Google device i.e. Nokia 8. Earlier, we have seen some reports about the same that the new Nokia 8 would be coming with this latest Android O operating system and it is going to be true in a few weeks.

Today, a new listing on Geekbench revealed that HMD Global’s new smartphone would be running on a latest Android 8.0 Operating System which is also known as Android O. The company has also confirmed the Android O update to its recently released phones i.e. Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 in the coming days. If this is to be believed then all the latest Android based Nokia devices would be upgraded with the latest Android 8.0 Operating System in future.

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As far as we know, the new Nokia 8 smartphone would land in a high-end smartphones category. So we could see a tough competition in the technology market with Nokia 8, LG V30 and Apple’s upcoming iPhone8. Well, Samsung’ new Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 Active are also coming very soon. So, if you are waiting for a new high-end smartphone to buy, you would have plenty of choices to do so.

Nokia 8 Rumored Specs

  • 5.3-inch 1440 display.
  • Snapdragon 835 processor.
  • 4/6/8GB RAM variants.
  • 64GB/128GB expandable storage.
  • Dual Car Zeiss optics rear cameras.
  • Rear fingerprint sensor.

Nokia 8 to feature Carl Zeiss dual rear cameras at the back side placed vertically on the back panel. A pair of 13 Megapixel cameras is there as the Primary cameras for this phone. The phone also features the same 13 Megapixel front facing the camera for selfies and video calling. So, you can take perfect shots on the Nokia 8 if you love to take pictures.

The phone is expected to be priced at USD 549 or 599, which should roughly come between Rs 35,499 and Rs 38,499.

At the end of the day, come August 16, we’ll know for certain which leaks were true and which were completely off the mark. That is, of course, if HMD doesn’t throw us a curveball and announce something completely different at the event.


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