TechDroider: Nokia-8

Nokia 8 won’t support Android Oreo’s quick updates feature

HMD has confirmed on its forums that Project Treble won't be part of any current devices, including the new Nokia 8.

Project Treble makes the OTAs modular allowing manufacturers to update their devices faster and longer.

Google has already updated their 2016 Pixel Smartphones with Treble, but HMD contradicts saying that Google only supports Project Treble on phones launching with Android 8.0 Oreo.


"Nokia 8 was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat™ however we recently upgraded this device to Android 8.0 Oreo™. Unfortunately Google only supports Project Treble on phones launching on Android 8.0 Oreo™, not phones upgrading to their software.

HMD is fully committed to implementing Project Treble on all new Android Oreo products in the near future and we apologise for any disappointment this may cause."

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Nokia begins rolling out Android Oreo to Nokia 8

After approximately one month of testing, Nokia has started rolling out an official version of Android Oreo to the Nokia 8.

If you own a Nokia 8 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for Android 8.0 Oreo. The Android 8.0 Oreo for the Nokia 8 weighs in at around 1518MB and comes with build number V4.35J.

Apart from Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies which includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification dots, Nokia has also added November 2017 Security Patch.

Nokia's instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Image: Juho Sarvikas‏

Nokia officially announces Android Oreo Beta Program for Nokia 8

Nokia officially announces Android Oreo Beta Program for Nokia 8
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started.

Nokia has now decided to launch the Android Beta preview before the final update. Just a few weeks back the company revealed that they are internally testing Nokia 8 Android Oreo update but now Nokia 8 owners will also be able to test the same.


If you own a Nokia 8, you can enroll in the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program by signing up at Nokia Betalabs.

"Our growing community of beta testers are the first to receive Android 8.0 Oreo. By testing the software ahead of general release, your feedback will help us create the smoothest and purest Nokia phones experience.

To join, all you need is a working Nokia 8."

HMD confirms Android P update for all Nokia smartphones

HMD confirms Android P update for all Nokia smartphones
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Recently Nokia confirmed that they will be updating all the Nokia Android Smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo (Including Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8).

Nokia has already started testing the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update on the Nokia 8 and is expected to roll it out for all the Nokia 8 users by the end of October. The company plans to update all the Nokia Android Smartphones to Android Oreo by the end of 2017.


While the new Android update is on its way, HMD Global has now announced that the current batch Nokia smartphones will also be upgraded to Android P. The announcement came at a launch event in the Philippines, and it's interesting to see HMD promising an update for an unannounced Android version.

Also Read: Nokia 8 to get Android Oreo Soon, Beta Test Is Ongoing

That said, Android P still seems a long way off and don't get your hopes high as HMD can change its decision. However, Android 8.0 Oreo update is on its way and might be released soon for Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3.

Nokia 8 to launch in India today, Price revealed!

HMD will be announcing the Nokia 8 today in India during a live event at 11:30AM. This phone comes with top-notch specs and ZEISS Optics. As suggested by Amazon India, the entire package will be offered at a price of Rs 36,999.

The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch QHD IPS display with huge chin and top bezels. It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The phone comes dual rear cameras with Zeiss Optics, Splashproof (IP54), OZO 360-degree Audio, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.


The attraction for the phone is it's "Bothie" feature, which allows you to use both the front and the rear Camera's together. Another feature that might wonder you is its OZO Audio, which gives 360-degree sound with amazing quality. At the back, there are two cameras of 13MP with Zeiss optics along with an 13MP front-facing camera.

The Nokia 8 will be available in Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper Colour options. The device will pack a 3090mAh battery with quick charge support.

With these huge bezels, impressive specifications, and Luxury Price, Will you buy the Nokia 8?

Nokia 8 to get Android Oreo Soon, Beta Test Is Ongoing

Nokia 8 to get Android Oreo Soon, Beta Test Is Ongoing
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Recently Nokia confirmed that they will be updating all the Nokia Android Smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo (Including Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8).

Now, Nokia has started testing the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update on the Nokia 8. This means that the Oreo won't be coming to all users at once, but selected users enrolled for Closed Beta will get the update for testing purpose.


Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas on his twitter handle shared some Images showing the Nokia 8 Android Oreo (Beta) Update screen.

That said, HMD plans to roll out the Android Oreo update to all the Nokia Android Smartphones by the end of 2017. We'll let you know once we get more information.

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Specs Comparison

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat | Samsung Experience
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540/Mali-G71 MP20
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TypeIPSSuper AMOLED
Screen Size5.3 inches QHD5.8 inches QHD
Memory
Internal64 GB64 GB
RAM4 GB4 GB
Camera
Primary13MP Dual Camera, f/2.0, PDAF12MP, f/1.7, PDAF, OIS
Secondary13 MP8 MP
Battery and Power
Type3090 mAh | Quick Charging3000 mAh | Quick Charging
Other
3.5mm JackYesYes
Price
USD$700$720

Which one would you choose?

Nokia 8 isn't coming to the US and China

According to the latest reports from CNBC, the Nokia 8 isn't coming to the US and China.

HMD did not released the specific market list in which it would be releasing the Nokia 8, but told CNBC that it would launch in countries which are accustomed to higher average selling prices of phones.


"The U.S. requires a separate strategy, even a separate portfolio and tech investment so we are not in a rush today around that because we are seeing such strong demand across the globe,"

The Nokia 8 will not launch in China, as the company is crafting a specific strategy around the world's biggest smartphone market, and will launch specific devices tailored to consumers there.

"China is a big focus market and we will make announcements on those dedicated products there in the future," Seiche told CNBC.

Source: CNBC

Nokia 8 vs Moto Z2 Force: Specs Comparison

Nokia 8 vs Motorola Moto Z2 Force
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorOcta core (4 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)2.35 GHz Octa-Core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Shatter Shield
TypeIPSPOLED
Screen Size5.3 inches QHD5.5 inches QHD
Memory
Internal64 GB64 GB
RAM4 GB4 GB
Camera
Primary13MP Dual Camera, f/2.0, PDAFDual 12MP, ƒ/2.0
Secondary13 MP5 MP
Battery and Power
Type3090 mAh | Quick Charging2730 mAh | Turbo Charging
Other
3.5mm JackYesNo
Price
USD$700$720
Which one would you choose?

Nokia 8 flagship is Official With the ZEISS Optics and Outdated Design

Nokia 8 flagship is Official With the ZEISS Optics and Outdated Design
HMD announced its first Nokia-branded flagship Smartphone today, the Nokia 8. This phone comes with top-notch specs and ZEISS Optics. The entire package is offered at a price of 599 Euro ($705 / 45,000 INR), tad than the OnePlus 5.

The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch QHD IPS display with huge chin and top bezels. It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The phone comes dual rear cameras with Zeiss Optics, Splashproof (IP54), OZO 360-degree Audio, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.


The attraction for the phone is it's "Bothie" feature, which allows you to use both the front and the rear Camera's together. Another feature that might wonder you is its OZO Audio, which gives 360-degree sound with amazing quality. At the back, there are two cameras of 13MP with Zeiss optics along with an 13MP front-facing camera.

The Nokia 8 is available in Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper Colour options. The device will pack a 3090mAh battery with quick charge support. 

With these huge bezels, impressive specifications, and Luxury Price, Will you buy the Nokia 8?

Nokia 8 spotted running Android O

HMD is now all set to announce its Nokia branded Flagship Smartphone Nokia 8 on August 16. The device has now been spotted running Android 8.0 O at Geekbench.

That said, Nokia 8 could be the first Non-Google smartphone to ship with Android 8.0 O. Thoughts?

Source: Geekbench

Here is the Nokia 8, Again!!!

As we inch closer to the August 16 and the unveiling of the Nokia 8, the leaks are flowing steadily. Today we have another set of Images showing off the upcoming Nokia 8 (Copper-Gold variant) from different angles.

As you can see in the below image, the Nokia 8 is wrapped up in a transparent plastic package. Again, the back of the device is having dual-cameras with Zeiss optics. Talking about the front it seems that HMD is sticking with physical keys and larger display bezels for the Nokia 8.
Here is the Nokia 8, Again!!!



If you ask me, the device do looks great from the back, but the front is really disappointing. Don't know why only Samsung and LG, so far, seems to have gone all in on killing off bezels. With these huge bezels, we don't think that the Nokia 8 will be able to even touch the standards of Galaxy S8, LG G6, and the upcoming Pixel 2.

According to previous leaks, the phone will be priced tad higher. The phone may cost 589 euros (675 USD/ 43500 INR), which would be a steep price considering the trademark of Nokia.

The Nokia 8 is said to come with a 5.7-inch 2K, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage. It will be available in blue, steel (silver), Gold / blue, and gold / copper color options. 

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Nokia 8 Will Be Revealed on August 16

Nokia and HMD are now all set to reveal this year's flagship Smartphone Nokia 8. We have already seen the potential renders, and real life Images of the device. According to the latest invites, HMD will be announcing the "Next Big Thing" on August 16 during an event in London at 2:30PM ET / 11:30AM PT.

However, except the date, HMD has not revealed which product they will be announcing. But we all know that it's gonna be the Nokia 8 with Zeiss Optics. Here's what HMD Global invite says


"HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering to unveil the next milestone for Nokia phones."

Furthermore, some rumours say that the phone will be priced tad higher. The phone may cost 589 euros (675 USD/ 43500 INR), which would be a steep price considering the trademark of Nokia.

The Nokia 8 is said to come with a 5.7-inch 2K, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage. It will be available in blue, steel (silver), Gold / blue, and gold / copper color options. 

More leaked images of the Nokia 8 in Copper Gold

With fresh Nokia 8 leaks now popping up each and every day, Android fans are getting more eager than ever to see Nokia unveil its hot new flagship smartphone.

Nokia is expected to launch the Nokia 8 with Carl Zeiss Optics on 31st July. It's not like that we haven't seen the Nokia 8 in the earlier leaked renders and live Images, but today's leak shows us that the Nokia 8 Chinese variant will be coming with a hybrid Card slot.

Below are few more images of the Dual-Camera Nokia 8. The front image text shows that the device is unlocked and can't be trusted, also there's the usual Powered By Android boot logo. 


One thing worth noticing is that the camera frame is not having "ZEISS" text, which we saw in earlier leaked renders. It could be possible that the below devices are early production units for testing. 
With either 5.7-inch or 5.3-inch 2K Display, Snapdragon 835 and 4GB RAM, the Nokia 8 will stay premium with a price of 589 euros (675 USD/ 43500 INR). It will be coming with blue, steel (silver), Gold / blue, and gold / copper color options. We will let you know once we new information regarding the Nokia 8, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News. 

Source: Baidu | 2

Nokia 8 hands-on photo leaked, reveals the actual design

Nokia 8 hands-on photo leaked, confirms the actual design
The entire world is looking for next HMD flagship phone which is the Nokia 8 to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until end of this month to get hands on it. Today, a user at baidu forum has leaked the first real-life Images of the device confirming the design.


As you can see in the above and below leaked Image, the 
Nokia 8 looks absolutely stunning and is on-par with the earlier leaked rumors. Below is the clear Image showing off the Nokia 8's dual-camera setup and the fingerprint sensor.
Nokia 8 hands-on photo leaked, confirms the actual design
According to the earlier reports, the Nokia 8 will carry model no. TA-1004 and will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, just like the Galaxy S8OnePlus 5 and other flagship phones. The device will be having 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB of Internal Storage. 


HMD is planning to launch two Nokia 8 variants, One with Single Sim slot and the other with Dual Sim card slot. Additionally, the device will be coming with blue, steel (silver), Gold / blue, and gold / copper color options. 


With the 5.7-inch 2K Display and other flagship specs, the Nokia 8 will stay premium with a price of 589 euros (675 USD/ 43500 INR). We will let you know once we new information regarding the Nokia 8, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Source: Baidu


Nokia Accidentally reveals the Nokia 8, here's the official look!

The entire world is looking for first Nokia's flagship phone which is the Nokia 8 to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until July 31st to get hands on it. And leaks about the phone are keeping you at bay.

Today Nokia has accidentally revealed the Nokia 8, listing it on their official website. However, the listing has now been taken down, but thanks to a few users for capturing the screenshot of the Nokia 8's product page.


We have already seen renders showing Rear and Front of the Nokia 8 in Silver and Blue, the below official Image shows the Nokia 8 from a different angle. 

As per earlier leaks, the Nokia 8 will be having Dual-Cameras to the rear with Carl Zeiss sensor, which will surely create new Imaging Standards in the Smartphone's history. The front is not that appealing as the device is having a normal 2.5D curved glass, with big top-bottom bezels. It is expected to launch on July 31st. Are you excited? Let us know in the below comment section!
Nokia Accidentally reveals the Nokia 8, here's the official look!

[Update: New Color]Nokia 8: This is HMD's first big phone!!!

HMD is now all set to announce its first Nokia branded flagship Smartphone. The high-end Smartphone will be named "Nokia 8", instead of Nokia 9 which was rumored earlier. Today, we finally have our first look at the Nokia 8 with Carl Zeiss optics.

As you can see in the below Image, the Nokia 8 looks gorgeous in Deep Blue color. It is having Dual-Cameras to the rear with Carl Zeiss sensor, which will surely create new Imaging Standards in the Smartphone's history. The front is not that appealing as the device is having a normal 2.5D curved glass, with big top-bottom bezels.
Nokia 8: This is HMD's next big phone!!!
According to the latest reports, the Nokia 8 will carry model no. TA-1004 and will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, just like the Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5 and other flagship phones. The device will be having 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB of Internal Storage. 


HMD is planning to launch two Nokia 8 variants, One with Single Sim slot and the other with Dual Sim card slot. Additionally, the device will be coming with blue, steel (silver), Gold / blue, and gold / copper color options. 

With the 5.7-inch 2K Display and other flagship specs, the Nokia 8 will stay premium with a price of 589 euros (675 USD/ 43500 INR). Will you be buying the Nokia 8? Let us know in the below comment section.

Update: Evan Blass has leaked another Image of the Nokia 8 in Silver color variant, which looks stunning. Here, have a look-
Source: VentureBeat

Nokia 8 launch soon: Device to have flagship features

Nokia 8 launch soon: Device to have flagship features
HMD is now all set to announce its first Nokia branded flagship Smartphone. The high-end Smartphone will be named "Nokia 8", instead of Nokia 9 which was rumored earlier.

According to the latest reports, the Nokia 8 will carry model no. TA-1004 and will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, just like the Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5 and other flagship phones. The device will be having 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB of Internal Storage. 


HMD is planning to launch two Nokia 8 variants, One with Single Sim slot and the other with Dual Sim card slot. Additionally, the device will be coming with blue, steel (silver), Gold / blue, and gold / copper color options. 

With the 5.7-inch 2K Display and other flagship specs, the Nokia 8 will stay premium with a price of 589 euros (675 USD/ 43500 INR). Will you be buying the Nokia 8? Let us know in the below comment section.

Source: Winfuture

Nokia 8 poster surfaces online, to feature iris scanner

Nokia 8 poster surfaces online, to feature iris scanner
HMD has already launched the Low-to-Mid-tier Nokia Android Smartphones with Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6. The company claims that the Nokia Phones will reach Customer's Hands by the end of July.

Today, HMD has confirmed that they will be launching a dual-camera Smartphone with Zeiss sensor and its staying premium. That said, the rumors are piling up around the Nokia 9 or Nokia 8 that might be unveiled this summer.



However, according to the latest leak, which recently originated in China, suggest that we may not see a Nokia 9 this year, as HMD is working on the Premium Smartphone that will be called the Nokia 8.

Additionally, the Nokia 8 might sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4/6GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage and a 5.3-inch QHD display. It is rumored to feature an Iris Scanner and a dual 13 megapixel Camera on the back.

We also have few poster leaks showing off the Nokia 8 from different angles. As you can see in the below Images, the Nokia 8 might come in 4 different color options with almost bezel-less display.
Nokia 8 poster surfaces online, to feature iris scanner

Three Nokia Smartphones With Snapdragon 835, Snapdragon 630, and Snapdragon 660 Spotted in Geekbench

Three Nokia Smartphones With Snapdragon 835, Snapdragon 630, and Snapdragon 660 Spotted in Geekbench
These days only three smartphone brands are in the news- Motorola, Nokia, and OnePlus. Nokia' first batch of smartphones will be released globally later this month, and the internet is all about the upcoming phones. 

Today, three new Nokia phones with codename 'Heart' passed through Geekbench. Previously, the Nokia 3 was spotted with the same Heart codename. So, these new benchmarks may belong to the upcoming Nokia phones. 




The benchmark leak showed that the phones will be powered by the Snapdragon 835, Snapdragon 630/626, and the newly announced Snapdragon 660. All the three phones were running Android 7.1.1 Nougat while the benchmark test was running. 


The Snapdragon 835 phone may be the Nokia 9 with 4GB of RAM, while the Snapdragon 660 one might be the Nokia 8 with 3GB of RAM, and the Snapdragon 626 one might be the Nokia 7 with the same 3GB of RAM. 

These three Nokia phones will be announced by the end of Q2 2017 and will be up for sale in early Q3 2017.



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