Honestly what was Nokia thinking, I just bought this phone think it would have at least basic aptX support but apparently it does not, is there not any chance it will be updated with aptX support in the future otherwise this phone is going straight back unfortunately.
I asked this a long time ago. No respond as usual from Nokia. No aptX, no LDAC. Developer options list this but it always switches back to AAC. What year is this again?
I got a reply from Nokia about this:
Thank you for your email.
Please note that your phone not support aptX HD bluetooth codecs and LDAC codec. That is the reason that your phone is turn automatically to the default option.
Please feel free to contact us again if you have future questions.
Nokia Mobile Care "
The interesting thing is that with Android 7.1.1 it did have aptX HD enabled and was removed with the Oreo update.
I will sell my Nokia 8 and get a Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium instead. I will miss the 128GB on internal storage though.