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TrendForce: Global smartphone sales growth will slow down in 2018

Turn your iPhone 4 into a Qwerty slider You won't believe this: Nokia soars back into phone-flinger top 3
Guillermo Lane | 15 February, 2018, 06:23

It has only been a few weeks since the company launched an Android 8.1 Oreo beta test for the Nokia 8. The new update brings all the Android 8.1 features introduced by Google such as new settings menu, revamped power menu, Bluetooth Battery percentage display, and so on.

The Nokia 8 becomes the only non-Google phone installed with Android 8.1 Oreo at this point in time, which shows that HMD is indeed living up to its promise of matching Google when it comes to software updates. Now as per a report, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 1 and Nokia 9 smartphones will be launched in India in April. The version was being updated with the February Android security patch. However, HMD Global has not yet confirmed any of these devices for the MWC 2018 launch.

The Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo update is over 1.5GB in size, and its package is downloadable only via an active Wi-Fi connection. As per the latest Android distribution chart, only 0.3 per cent of all active Android smartphones have received the update.

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Android 8.1 comes with numerous changes over Android 8.0. Counterpoint reckons HMD sold 4.4 million Nokias in the final three months of 2017, with total sales to date topping around 10 million.

The promotion will see the Nokia 8 retail for $599 rather than the usual $899 - a discount of about 30%. It packs a 5.5-inch full HD LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, and 3,000mAh battery. It boasts a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.

HMD Global, who is the official licensee for Nokia brand of smartphones, has already announced its presence at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 which will kick off in Barcelona, Spain later this month. "There's so much more to like about the Nokia 8 than just the mere nostalgia factor behind it".

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