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Nokia 8 to Get Face Unlock, ARCore Support With Android 9 Pie Update

The flagship phone Nokia 8 is to receive multiple updates over the new Android Pie update.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nokia 8 Sirocco will get ARCore support
  • This should arrive with Android 9 Pie update soon
  • It is slated to get face unlock feature as well

HMD Global, Nokia’s new parent company will supposedly give away new features to its flagship smartphone over the new Android Update Pie 9.0. The company has made this promise to their whole smartphone portfolio.

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Recently, because of a Nokia 8 user who was unsatisfied with the whole software experience, felt the hardware deserved better-optimized software to go with it. This includes support for ARCore, and a few camera improvements as well.

Nokia 8 price in India, specifications

The Nokia 8 price in India is Rs. 28,999 since the smartphone received a hefty Rs. 8,000 price cut earlier this year. It was launched last year as its flagship device but has since been supplanted by the Nokia 8 Sirocco. The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 8 runs the Android 8.1 Oreo software version and has a 5.3-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The handset also has an IP54-rated build that is splash-resistant. Plus, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired with 4GB RAM.

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Camera Specs; Nokia 8 comes with a dual rear camera setup that includes two 13-megapixel image sensors, both with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 76.9-degree wide-angle lens and accompanied with a dual-tone LED flash and an IR rangefinder.

The front of the Nokia 8 sports a 13-megapixel camera sensor with a f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 78.4-degree wide-angle lens. All three cameras come with Carl Zeiss optics. Also, the smartphone comes preloaded with a ‘bothie’ feature that allows users to capture photos or videos using the front and rear camera setups simultaneously.

There is additionally OZO Audio tech on board for spatial 360-degree audio recording that uses three built-in microphones.

The Nokia 8 comes with 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v3.1), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The flagship Nokia handset also has onboard sensors, including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. It also has a 3090mAh battery and measures 151.5×73.7×7.9mm.

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