Owners of Nokia’s older 8.3 handset might soon be able to upgrade their phones to Android 12 – reports are coming in that Nokia 8.3 owners in Finland have started receiving the latest Android version update on their devices.
The software update comes with build number 00WW_3_380, and will most likely roll out to other regions soon. Now owned by HMD Global, Nokia is currently one of a select few phone manufacturers still enrolled in Google’s Android One program, which seeks to provide phone buyers with consistent software updates.
The Nokia 8.3 was originally launched back in 2020 as a “premium” device, and features a 6.81-inch IPS display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chipset, up to 128GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM, and a quadruple-camera setup with a 50-megapixel main camera. As of the moment, we still have to see a proper “flagship” device from the brand, given that the last premium device it launched was the Nokia 9 Pureview.
Other Nokia devices that have recently gotten the Android 12 update include the T20 Android tablet, and the Nokia XR20, which features a rugged design. A Nokiamob report posted a while back shows that Nokia was working on testing Android 12 in some of its Unisoc-powered devices, which included the Nokia T20 tablet.
While Android One seems to have quieted down in the past few years, Nokia still provides most of its smartphones with regular software updates.