HMD Global has earned a good reputation of sending out timely updates to several of its Android smartphones. Moreover, the company is increasingly associating itself with the growing Android One program, wherein its smartphones get a pure and clean Android Operating System. Besides the clean interface devoid of bloatware, the Android One smartphones also get the quickest system updates and latest security patches.
Nokia 7.1 Receives Android 9 Pie Update And November Security Patch
Quite a few Nokia 7.1 users around the world, have confirmed receiving the OTA update notification. The Nokia 7.1 hasn’t been on the Android 8.1 Oreo for long, and still, is one of the earliest non-Google smartphones to receive the Android 9 Pie OS Update.
Released in August, the Android Pie is only available on a few handsets right now, including Google’s Pixel smartphones, the Essential Phone, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, and OnePlus 6T. Android 9 Pie is one of the most significant Android updates in recent years. The fundamentally improved OS brings with a simplified yet highly potent navigation system. Although it takes time to adjust and adopt the gesture based navigation system, it is a fluid way to interact with the smartphone, its features and even the apps.
New day, and a new serving of Pie coming right up. Nokia 7.1 now on Android 9. 😋🥧 pic.twitter.com/ZPupm6TAmR
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) November 27, 2018
In addition to the single-key navigation, some of the highlights of the update are app time limits, an improved Do Not Disturb mode, screenshot editing, and smarter app search results. Google has already developed an interesting ‘Digital Wellbeing’ feature that strives to promote healthier usage of the smartphone. Incidentally, Microsoft recently updated its Microsoft Launcher that has a similar feature.
Since Nokia 7.1 is part of the Android One program, users can expect no custom layer or cosmetic modifications. Moreover, they can confidently expect early delivery of security patches and OS updates for at least two years.
Nokia 7.1 Gets Android 9 Pie Before It Launches in India
Nokia 7.1 is yet to launch in India. However, we expect HMD Global could soon launch the device in the country at an interesting price point. The Nokia smartphone features a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9.
Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 clocked at 1.8GHz processor powers the Nokia 7.1 along with Adreno 509 GPU. It gets 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. There’s a lower-end 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage variant for select markets.
The phone gets a dual-rear camera setup with a primary 12MP sensor paired with a 5MP depth sensor. For selfies, there’s a 5MP camera available. A rather humble 3,060mAh battery, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, sum up the highlights of the device. It is interesting to note that the Nokia 7.1 is receiving Android 9 Pie before it officially arrives in India.