Nokia 6 starts getting the Android 8.0 Oreo beta update in India


The Nokia 6 smartphone started receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo beta update last month. However, the update wasn’t rolling out in India. Starting today, the Nokia 6 is receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo beta update in India.

The beta update is available for the users who participated in the beta testing programme. So, if you aren’t a beta user, you will not be able to get the Oreo update just yet. The mass roll out of the Android 8.0 Oreo update is expected to begin soon after the completion of the beta programme. However, if you are eager to get the update, then you can participate in the beta programme from here.

The new update has a hefty size of 1799.3MB, and it comes bearing 5.140 version number. The new update brings with it a number of features, improvements, and bug fixes such as Picture-in-Picture, notification dots, autofill passwords, faster boot up, Google Play Protect security scans and update to Google Security Patch for December 2017.

As this is a beta update, expect the OS to have a few bugs. So, if Nokia 6 is your daily driver, we wouldn’t recommend you to upgrade it to Oreo OS just yet. However, if you do roll-in and wish to go back to Nougat, you can do so with the option provided by the company.

The Nokia 6 is currently retailing for Rs. 14,999 and it competes directly with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Motorola Moto G5S Plus, and the Lenovo K8 Note.

Nokia 6: Specifications

Display – 5.5-inch IPS LCD, Full HD resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Primary Camera – 16MP, phase-detection autofocus, dual-tone dual-LED flash, Full HD video recording

Secondary Camera – 8MP autofocus, Full HD video recording

Processor – Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430


Storage – 32GB

OS – Android 7.1.1 Nougat with stock UI

Battery – 3000mAh

Connectivity – Dual-SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB v2.0 port

Extra Features – Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos sound enhancement, fingerprint scanner

Price – Rs. 14,999