With the swirling rumors around, reports claim Android O aka Android 8 will get launched in few more days. While the upcoming Android might get launched in several smartphones that run the latest OS, here’s some interesting news for Nokia 3 fans. HMD Global’s recently released Nokia 3 smartphone is one of the few devices to get an Android 0 update.
On August 6, a fan on Twitter asked Juho Sarvikas, “sir Nokia 3 will get android o update”, to which the HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer (on August 8) replied, “Hi there! Yes it will”. Despite the fact that Nokia 3 is a budget smartphone priced at just Rs. 9,499, the Finnish company has confirmed the device to get an Android 8 update. And this is absolutely legit to what has been received by HMD’s Product Officer. Of note, the news adds the cherry on the cake, as the smartphone is also expected to get an Android 7.1.1 update by the end of August.
Being an entry-level smartphone, Nokia 3 proved to be one of the best low-end smartphones. Initially, the smartphone rolled out on February 26, 2017. The handset comes with a 5-inch HD 720p IPS LCD display with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, under the hood. Nokia 3 users get an expandable storage option (128 GB) in the device alongside a RAM of 2 GB and a native storage of 16 GB. Nokia 3 is packed with a small non-removable 2,650mAh Li-Ion battery. Other connectivity features offer OTG support, 4G LTE support and more. The smartphone’s imaging aspects shipped with a primary as well as the secondary camera of 8 MP. One can get the smartphone in four color variants- Tempered Blue, Matte Black, Silver White, and Copper White.
Google’s Android 8.0 aka Android O is expected to get launched shortly. But as per Geekbench listing, Nokia 8 may run Android 8.0, while we can also expect the upcoming OS to roll out for Nokia 5 as well as Nokia 6.