Recently, HMD Global had announced that all the Nokia smartphones will eventually be updated to the latest Android 9.0 Pie. Now, the company has confirmed that the update will first be seeded to the Nokia 7 Plus.
At a Nokia 6.1 Plus launch event in New Delhi, India, the company’s CEO suggested that the Android Pie update for the Nokia 7 Plus will be rolled out in September this year but also added that the timeframe may differ based on the region.
We are expecting that after the Nokia 7 Plus, the update will be rolled out to Nokia 8 Sirocco and the newly launched Nokia 6.1 Plus. Later on, the update will be rolled out to every other Nokia smartphone, given that all the recently launched phones from HMD Global are part of Google‘s Android One program.
The Android 9.0 Pie, which was available in beta phase since March this year, comes with a number of improvements, including new personalization features, battery-saving optimizations, and tools that help tracking time users spend on the phone.
It also addresses the latest trends in smartphone designs with revamped navigational controls. It introduces a new gesture-based navigation system. There are also a number of other gesture-based shortcuts. It is also said to be the most personalized version of Android yet.
The Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 6-inch Full-HD+ IPS display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It packs 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage with expandable support. There’s a 12MP + 13MP dual cameras on the back and a 16MP front-facing camera. Running on stock Android Oreo, it is fuelled by a 3,800mAh battery with fast charging support.