HMD Global will ship Android 9 Pie update to Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphones this month. There will be two more devices – Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco – that will get the same update in November. Yesterday at Nokia 7.1 launch event in London, the company made the announcement about the Android 9 Pie update for these four Nokia devices, 9to5Google reports.
Nokia has already starting rolling out the Android 9 Pie update to Nokia 7 Plus late last month, although in between the process, Juho SarVikas once pointed out delay due to specific certification bugs. Anyhow, the Pie update made Nokia 7 plus among one of the first non-Pixel smartphones to get the update.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 28, 2018
The Nokia 7.1 was launched at an event in London. Key highlights of the smartphone include a 19:9 PureDisplay with a notch up top, a Snapdragon 636 SoC, fast charging USB Type-C, 6000 series aluminum build, and an Android Pie upgrade coming next month. Nokia 7.1 price starts at a global average of EUR 319.
Nokia 7.1 specifications
The Nokia 7.1 runs Android Oreo, based on the Android One programme, with an upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie slated for next month. It sports a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) PureDisplay panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio, HDR10 support, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage.
– The Nokia 7.1 came with a vertically aligned pair of dual rear camera setup that consists of a 12-megapixel primary sensor, with autofocus and f/1.8 aperture, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with fixed focus and f/2.4 aperture. The company is also touting two-phase detection and Zeiss optics for the rear camera setup, apart from EIS.
– At 8-megapixel fixed focus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree field-of-view
– 3,060mAh non-removable battery under the hood
– 18W fast charging, delivering 50 percent charge in 30 minutes
– 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack
– Sensors onboard the smartphone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.