One of Nokia's most powerful smartphones gets its official Android 10 update

One of Nokia's most powerful smartphones gets its official Android 10 update
Before HMD Global released the universally panned Nokia 9 PureView a little over a year ago, the Nokia 8 Sirocco was the brand's closest thing to a flagship Android handset. Powered by a high-end processor (from the previous year) and sporting a beautiful P-OLED display with relatively thin bezels (by early 2018 standards), this didn't exactly earn rave reviews, failing to impress in the camera performance department and carrying an arguably excessive price point.

Still, it shouldn't come as a surprise that HMD hasn't completely forgotten about its premium two year-old smartphone, delivering yet another official Android 10 update starting today. Even though we've already lost count of how many devices the exclusive global Nokia brand licensee has brought up to date from a software standpoint in the last few months, there are still a few more in the pipeline.

It goes without saying that the Nokia 8 Sirocco made its commercial debut back in 2018 running Android 8.0 Oreo, which makes this its second and almost certainly final major OS revision.


As a member of the Android One program, the 5.5-inch handset comes with a squeaky clean and silky smooth interface, so it's safe to expect a pretty much "vanilla" collection of add-ons and enhancements making its way over-the-air in the near future.

We're talking things like a system-wide dark mode, Smart Reply functionality for predictive responses and suggested actions, more control over your security and privacy, more intuitive gestures, some general performance enhancements, new security patches, and most likely, little else of importance.

As always, the rollout is scheduled to take place in waves, with a lengthy list of first-wave countries including the likes of Australia, Austria, Egypt, Germany, India, Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and many others. In case you're wondering, the US is not on the list because the Nokia 8 Sirocco was never officially released stateside. 

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8 Sirocco
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3260 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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