In the past few days, we have seen many Nokia 8 variants passing through various benchmarking sites. The benchmarks have shown us most of the hardware specifiations of the phone and also revealed that it would run Android 7.1 Nougat. Now, another unspecified Nokia 8 variant dubbed Unknown Heart has gone through Geekbench, and it’s running Android 8.0. The other specs of this variant are similar to earlier models of the Nokia 8, including a Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB of RAM.
Android 8.0 is expected to release sometime this month for Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices. Last year, the LG V20 was the first smartphone to launch running Android 7.0 Nougat. It’s possible the Nokia 8 could run Android 8.0 before any other device once it goes on sale after its official launch on August 16, either out of the box or perhaps through a software update that releases soon after the phone becomes available for purchase. Nokia could certainly use this to its advantage as it works towards putting the brand name back in the minds of consumers.
Other specs of the Nokia 8 are expected to include a 5.3-inch Full HD display, 4 to 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It should have a 13-megapixel dual rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and will reportedly by introduced in Blue, Copper Gold, and Silver colour options. It’s possible Nokia will also announce the Nokia 2 alongside the Nokia 8. The Nokia 2 was recently certified by the FCC and is rumoured to sport a 4.5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 212 SoC, and 2GB of RAM. The device is yet to be seen on any benchmark, so it seems unlikely it would be unveiled in the next two weeks, and it’s best to stay focused on the Nokia 8, which will be the first true flagship offering from the company.
Would having Android 8.0 out of the box make the Nokia 8 more attractive as a purchase for you, or do you think it has to offer more than just the latest version of Android to be a solid choice?
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