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With HMD Global already preparing to roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for all the Nokia smartphones that were released this year, the latest news is that the Finnish company wants their devices to stay updated with the upcoming software as well. And in this case, they are talking about the Android P.
During the recent launch event of the Nokia 8 at the Philippines, HMD Global officials had stated that they will roll out the latest updates for all their existing devices ahead of the competition (this includes the budget Nokia 3, the Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and the flagship Nokia 8). If you hear from the 41:00 timestamp of the Nokia 8 launch video at the Philippines, the officials do mention about the Android P update. However, it's hard to say what does the “P” stands for the next version and it will take some time up until Google makes some noise about it. For now, the Mountain View company is poised to focus on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update and the upcoming launch of the next-generation Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.
It’s good to see that HMD Global is already committing itself to offer the latest software updates for all its customers, regardless if they own the budget Nokia 3 or Nokia 5, or the recently launched Nokia 8 flagship. Keep in mind that there are still a lot of flagship smartphones in the market that were just launched and has yet to receive the Android 8.0 update. That said, Sony’s latest Xperia XZ1 is the only OEM flagship that current runs with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
Speaking of which, while HMD Global has already released devices for each segment, the company has yet to release the rumored Nokia 9. The latest word is that the Nokia 9 could be featuring a 5.46-inch edge-to-edge display, something that was lacking on the Nokia 8. Additionally, it's expected that the device will be sporting an OLED panel instead of IPS screen. A recent image leak that’s allegedly claimed to be the Nokia 9, appears to have super-thin screen bezels.
The specifications are not known yet but it’s safe to assume that HMD Global will go for the latest Snapdragon 835 chip or any other higher processor with more memory. It’s also evident that the Finnish company will once again use ZEISS branded camera and we hope to see better image quality from the Nokia 9.