Nokia has started pushing out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the factory unlocked variant of the Nokia 8 in Asia, Europe and North America, according to HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas.
The Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade transports a number of much-requested features, including adaptive icons, circular emoji and notification channels, with the most notable addition being support for Picture-in-Picture (PiP).
Announced back in September, the Nokia 8 is HMD Global-owned Nokia’s most impressive flagship smartphone to date, packing a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display, a Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4/6GB of RAM and a 3,090mAh battery.
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The pièce de résistance, however, is the handset’s high-end dual-camera setup (13MP + 13MP) and 13MP selfie shooter, which can be configured to simultaneously shoot front- and rear-facing video in Full HD.
Even better, you can currently bag the Nokia 8 for less. Mobiles.co.uk currently have it available SIM-free for just £359 – the cheapest we’ve ever seen it and one of the best Cyber Monday deals around.
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On a related note, HTC has begun distributing a near-identical update for the HTC U11 in the aforementioned regions. Its version, however, also bundles compatibility for Bluetooth 5.0, something the Nokia 8 supports out of the box.
Dubbed “the world’s first squeezable smartphone,” the U11 sports a pressure-sensitive frame, letting users trigger actions – opening an application, for example – by squeezing the device for a predetermined length of time.
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