“The update is being rolled out over the air in phases”
Last month, HMD Global announced that users of the Nokia 5 (review) and Nokia 6 (review) smartphones can sign up for the Android Oreo beta update. Soon after, the brand introduced the Nokia 6 (2018) with Android Nougat, and started upgrading the phone to Android Oreo. Now, the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6’s 2017 editions have also started receiving the Android Oreo stable update.
The announcement regarding the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6’s Android Oreo update was made by Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global on Twitter. Sarvikas said that the update is being rolled out in phases to secure quality delivery, so it may take some time for your Nokia phone to receive the update.
The Android Oreo update for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 is bringing several new features. Some of the OTA update details include features such as Picture-in-Picture (PIP mode), notification dots, Google Play Protect security scans, autofill, faster boot up times, and Android’s January security patch.
To recap, the Nokia 5 was launched in India in August last year with 2GB of RAM for Rs 12,499. The company launched the 3GB RAM variant of the device recently for Rs 13,499. The phone’s specs include a 5.2-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC and an Adreno 505 GPU. The phone offers 16GB of storage, a 13MP primary snapper, an 8MP front shooter, a fingerprint sensor, Android Nougat and a 3,000mAh battery. The device is retailing via major brick and mortar stores across the country.
As for the Nokia 6, the phone was launched in the country for Rs 14,999 in June last year. The phone features a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a fingerprint sensor. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, mated to 3GB of RAM. The phone offers 32GB of expandable storage, a 16MP rear snapper, an 8MP front shooter and a 3,000mAh battery. The device is available exclusively online on Amazon India.
|Octa Core, 1.4 GHz|
|2 GB RAM|
|5.2 inches (13.21 cm)|
|HD, 282 PPI|
|13 MP Primary Camera|
|Dual-color LED Flash|
|8 MP Front Camera|