Last month, HMD Global has said that the Nokia 3 won’t be receiving Android 7.1.2 Nougat update but will directly receive the Android Oreo update. Now, Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMD Global, has revealed through Twitter that the Nokia 3’s Android Oreo beta update is “around the corner.”
While he has not revealed specific details related to the Android Oreo beta update for the Nokia 3, it is known that the update will arrive through HMD Global’s dedicated Beta Labs program. We’ll keep an eye out for more in the coming days.
In the same tweet, Juho Sarvikas also emphasized that the Nokia 2 — the cheapest smartphone from the company so far, will directly receive Android 8.1 Oreo update with memory optimization feature. This was earlier confirmed by the company.
While HMD Global will soon start rolling out Android Oreo beta version to Nokia 3, the company has already provided a beta version of the Android Oreo update for the Nokia 5 as well as Nokia 6. It is good to see that the Finland-based company has taken a proactive approach towards updates, both in terms of delivery times and communication.
Launched last year, the Nokia 3 features a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, the device is powered by MediaTek MT6737 quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz, along with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There is also a microSD card slot allowing users to further expand the storage capacity up to 128GB.
As of the photography, the phone comes with an 8MP auto-focus camera at the back with a 1.12um sensor, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. On the front side, it features an 8MP sensor with an 84-degrees wide-angle lens. Running Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box, the device is powered by a non-removable 2,650mAh battery.