Android Oreo Screencap: Google

Android fans are anxious for the Android 8.0 Oreo update to hit their current devices, but there is also a whole different class of smartphones to anticipate: those that will release running Android Oreo out of the box. Some have already been confirmed, while others are still speculated. Still, those that remain in the realm of rumors have a high likelihood of releasing with the latest Google software. Here’s a rundown of native Android Oreo smartphones.

Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will release to market Thursday, selling for a starting price of $649 and $849 respectively. The Google-branded smartphones will be the first to run Android 8.0 Oreo natively. They will also soon update to Android 8.1, to enable a dormant dedicated image chip within the handsets. Highlight features on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL include their 12-megapixel camera, which Google advertises as being able to perform with one lens, features for which most mobile cameras require two lenses. Much like devices, including the iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL camera includes a Portrait Mode feature to allow for stylized bokeh effects.

Huawei Mate 10

The Huawei Mate 10 (Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design) will be available to market between late-October and mid-November, selling for between €699 and €1395. The models will feature Android 8.0 Oreo with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 overlay. Highlight features on the Mate 10 include its AI supported Kirin 970 chip and its 20-megapixel monochrome lens and 12-megapixel RGB dual camera setup. The devices uses an onboard NPU for functions, including identifying subjects for a photo and adjusting the camera settings for the best image.

HTC U11 Plus

Rumors suggest HTC is announcing a device Nov. 2 and that device may be the HTC U11 Plus. The device recently appeared on a Geekbench benchmark, supposedly running Android Oreo. The smartphone is expected to feature a Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB of RAM, but no details about the device have been confirmed at this time.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors are already circulating and the device will likely be among the 2018 flagships to run Android Oreo, especially since the Galaxy Note 8 launched with Android Nougat. Reports indicate Samsung is already working on custom firmware for two Galaxy S9 models, which would likely be its Samsung Experience UX that would run on top of Android Oreo. Rumors also suggest the Galaxy S9 may feature several camera updates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.


The LG G7 may similarly run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box as a 2018 flagship after the LG V30 released with Android Nougat. There are very few rumors surrounding the LG G7 at this time. One report suggested it might be the first to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, while another suggested it might be among the first to feature 5G network support.