Nokia has started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to its budget offering, the Nokia 3. HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas on Thursday posted on his twitter handle, “7.1.1 Update approved and will now be rolled out. We will phase it over a few days to ensure quality.” This was posted as a reply to the post he put back in July where he confirmed that the Nokia 3 will be getting the update. After this update rolls out fully the company will soon start rolling out Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo operating system to all of its smartphones.
HMD Global, the parent company of Nokia had previously announced that they will be providing the Android 8.0 Oreo update to all of its Android smartphones, and they will be amongst the first Android smartphone manufacturers to provide the update. They said this even before Google had officially launched Android Oreo.
The Nokia 3 came with Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-box and the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 came with Android 7.1.1 out-of-box. The company is dedicated to providing its users with the latest updates and by this, we can see it is doing so. After the official launch of the Android 8.0 Oreo Google said that they are working with various smartphone OEMs including Nokia to update some of their smartphones to Oreo.
The Nokia 3 sports a 5-inch 720p HD display, It is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek 6737 SoC. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. As for the camera, the Nokia 3 features an 8-megapixel sensor on the back and the front. All of this is backed by a 2,630mAh non-removable battery.