Would Nokia 8.1 be the next Nokia smartphone to receive the Android 11 upgrade. The smartphone has re-appeared on Geekbench running Android 11. If it happens it will be the only second Nokia smartphone after Nokia 8.3 5G to do so.

Nokia 8.3 5G recently received the Android 11 update. HMD also promised quicker roll-out of Android 11 to remaining Nokia smartphones too. Nokia 2.2, Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 8.1 are next contenders to get Android 11 as per the original roadmap.

But Nokia 8.1 owners may just get lucky as the device has re-appeared on Geekbench with Android 11. This doesn’t tell us when but we can hope for something soon.

Click here to read official details of changes and new features that Android 11 update brings with itself. The last Nokia smartphone to upgrade to Android 11 was supposed to get the update in Q2 2021. Click here to read the complete roadmap of the Android 11 update for eligible Nokia smartphones.

HMD CPO Juho recently made intentions clear that feat of being the fastest in deploying Android 11 portfolio-wide will rest with HMD again. This means HMD will have to move really quick in releasing update for other smartphones.