Nokia has started rolling the new Android 7.1.1 update to the Nokia 6 handsets in Hong Kong and Taiwan which was previously available in China. The Android 7.1.1 update comes with 1.8 GB size and comes with bug fixes and a security patch for May. “Nokia 6 in Hong Kong and Taiwan received Android 7.1.1 update and also the May security update today. We are delivering our promise to provide monthly security updates and also regular systems updates. China version was updated to 7.1.1 already in April and also received the May security update early this week” Nokia said in an official statement. Nokia is expected to launch its new device in other regions as well for which we may have to wait a bit longer.
To recall, the Nokia 6 was launched with a bunch of other new Android-powered Nokia 6 phones. The Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved glass display with 450 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Its powered by a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU and comes with 3GB / 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB / 64GB internal storage capacity and MicroSD card expandable storage up to 128GB.
It runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS out of the box and supports Dual SIM. It features a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, 1.0um sensor, f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel camera available on the front with a 1.12um sensor, f/2.0 aperture and an 84˚ wide-angle lens. A 3000mAh built-in battery comes with 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB OTG connectivity options and additional features including a 3.5mm audio jack, Dual speakers, Dual smart amplifiers (TFA9891) and Dolby Atmos. A fingerprint sensor is available on the physical home button on the front. It measures 154 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm.
Nokia is also rumoured to launch its new flagship device Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 which are expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SOCs and will feature a 5.5-inch QHD OLED display with 1440×2560 pixels resolution and will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor with the Adreno 540 GPU. It will have 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of inbuilt storage capacity options. The report further claims that the new Nokia 9 will run on the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS out of the box which was recently rolled out by the Search Engine giant Google to Pixel C tablets. The device will feature an iris scanner and will also have a Nokia OZO feature for audio enhancement.
It will feature a 22-megapixel dual-lens Carl-Zeiss rear camera and will also have a 12-megapixel FFC front-facing camera. It will be backed up by a 3800 mAh battery and will also have Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 to charge the battery fast, no details are available if it will have a fast charger though. It will also have a fingerprint scanner apart from the Iris scanner for more enhanced security. Nokia 9 will have IP68 certification making it a dust and waterproof smartphone.