“Nokia has initiated the process of rolling out Android Pie updates to its devices”
HMD Global’s mid-range smartphone, the Nokia 6.1 (review) is confirmed to get an Android 9 Pie update later this month. Now, the company‘s CEO, Juho Sarvikar, has revealed the device will be directly upgraded to the ninth iteration of Android with no beta version prior to that. In a response to a question on Twitter, Juho Sarvikas said, “We will skip beta labs on Nokia 6.1 and roll out Pie soon.” This means that Nokia 6.1 users might receive the update sooner than expected.
Next. We will skip betalabs on Nokia 6.1 and roll out 🍰 soon— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) October 20, 2018
The Nokia 6.1 is among the many Nokia devices which are slated to receive the Android Pie update. The company has already initiated to process with Nokia 7 Plus getting the update last month and Nokia 6.1 Plus, earlier this month in beta form.
Coming back to the Nokia 6.1, the handset was launched earlier this year. It boots Android Oreo out of the box and sport a 5.5-inch full HD display with old-school 16:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 SoC, paired with 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB onboard storage, which is further expandable by adding microSD card.
In the camera department, the Nokia 6.1 features a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear with ZEISS optics and LED flash. For selfies, it equips an 8-megapixel shooter on the on the front. Other features include a fingerprint sensor and a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. The smartphone was announced at a starting price of Rs 16,999.