Although Google recently released Android P first developer preview, it is still under development. In fact, the initial preview only gives a good sketch of how sweet the next Android flavour would be. But while Google is perhaps busy polishing its next version of Android, its current Android iteration called Oreo has touched a measly 1.1 percent of the active user base as of last month.
However, third-party smartphone manufacturers seem interested in offering smartphones running Android Oreo out of the box. Some of them have even shared their roadmap revealing the number of smartphones waiting to receive the software update. But in case software matters a lot to you, here we have compiled our list of some budget smartphones that run Android Oreo.
Honor 9 Lite
The Honor 9 Lite runs Android right out of the box, so what it has a proprietary EMUI skin layered on top? It starts at Rs 10,999 for 3GB RAM. In addition to Android Oreo, it also flaunts 18:9 display glass on both the sides. It boasts of a dual front and rear cameras. The front selfie camera also offers portrait mode that adds a blur effect to the background.
The handset is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC and packs a 3000mAh battery. It has a 5.65-inch full HD+ display with 2160×1080 pixels stretched across the panel. It recently rolled out Face Unlock feature and Ride mode to encourage safer use of the device while riding a two-wheeler.