Nokia 7.1 spotted running Android 9 Pie ahead of update's official release

Nokia 7.1 spotted running Android 9 Pie ahead of update's official release

Nokia is undeniably one of the most efficient and promising companies when it comes to Android updates. And because of this, it was a bit of a shock to see the Nokia 7.1 launch with Android 8.1 Oreo earlier this month. Fortunately, HMD Global did confirm an update to Pie by the end of October and, seemingly staying true to its promise, this version has already been spotted in testing.

Unsurprisingly, no performance improvements are noticeable when benchmarked. However, as some speed enhancements were introduced with the Android 9 Pie update, a slightly more fluid experience is to be expected. This will be coupled with all of the features that come with the stock version of the update such as Do Not Disturb Mode, Adaptive Battery and Brightness, a focus on each user’s Digital Wellbeing and, of course, the new gesture-based interface that can be activated from within the settings menu. Other changes could also arrive with the update, although we’ll have to wait until the official changelog is released to see them all.

In addition to the Nokia 7.1, HMD Global recently confirmed that both the Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus would receive Android 9 Pie this month too. Shortly after this, in the month of November, Nokia’s most premium smartphones, the Nokia 8 and 8 Sirocco, will gain access to the new software version.

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7.1
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2280 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3060 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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