HMD Global announced its Android 11 roadmap for Nokia phones back in October, but none of the devices have received the update yet. Now a video has appeared on the web in which we can see the Nokia 8.1 (Nokia X7) smartphone, which runs on Android 11.
The video was posted on YouTube by a senior member of the XDA Developers forum under the nickname hikari_calyx. He not only showed the new version of Android on a 2018 device, but also provided instructions on how users can install the closed beta.
The update contains the latest December Android security patch. Presumably, the update will be released for this smartphone at the very end of the year, if there are no difficulties during testing.
The device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC and a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with high dynamic range support. The main camera is dual, it has 13 and 12-megapixel sensors, the front camera is 20 megapixel. The smartphone supports fast charging and is equipped with a 3500 mAh battery.
Like other Nokia smartphones, Nokia 8.1 is part of the Android One program. Initially, Nokia 8.1 ran on Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
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 with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage / 6GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM with 128GB (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