Android Q DP5 brings gestures for Google Assistant on the Nokia 8.1

Android Q Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1 receives the fifth beta of Android Q for developers. Confirming once again the speed with which HMD releases updates on its main devices. To announce the novelty is the usual Chief Product Officer of HMD Global Juho Sarvikas, to whom these types of communications aimed at end users are usually entrusted.

In the tweet, the focus is on the Google Assistant, which with the Beta 5 of Android Q can be called up via a simple swipe from one of the two lower corners of the screen. We remind you that this release was published by Google in mid-July (interrupted for a period on the Pixels) and brings with it several new features.

“Dear developers! The latest Android Q developer preview (Beta 5) is now available on the Nokia 8.1. Get ready to summon Google Assistant with just a swipe from either of the bottom corners of the device.” Juho Sarvikas.

Nokia 8.1 was launched in December last year and it is a smartphone with a 6.18″ FHD+ display with a notch. Qualcomm 710 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable internal memory, double rear cam 13MP + 12MP and a 3.500mAh battery.

Nokia 8.1 specifications

  • 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ Puredisplay with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits brightness, 96% NTSC Color gamut, DCI-P3, 1500:1 Contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU.
  • 4GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM, 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable memory up to 400GB with microSD.
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD).
  • Android 9.0 (Pie).
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm pixels, OIS. 13MP secondary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, ZEISS optics.
  • 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • Dimensions: 154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm; Weight: 180g.
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Nokia OZO Stereo Audio recording.
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C.
  • 3500mAh (typical) / 3400mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging.
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