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.

source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice

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7.1
  • Display 5.8" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3060 mAh(19.5h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome. This is one of the many reasons why I choose to use HMD's Nokia branded smartphones. Can't wait for my Nokia 7.1 to ship. Keep up the great work, HMD.

4. rouyal

Posts: 1576; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I pre-ordered one also. Haven't tried a Nokia since they went Android.

2. alanrock

Posts: 304; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

this is good...we need more Pie anyway :)

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Especially.... Puntang Pie! ;)

5. Venom

Posts: 3438; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Pie is Essential to have if you know what I mean.

6. Venom

Posts: 3438; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It should be running pie. I don't see why any of the Android One Nokia phones shouldn't be at Pie by now. Just my thoughts on the matter.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

There are plenty of phones still laughing with Oreo, including some Android One smartphones. What matters is how quickly it will be updated after launch, and HMD is known for quick updates, as even this article mentions. Just me giving the facts on the matter.

9. Venom

Posts: 3438; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So why would phones be laughing with Oreo? Are you drunk or something?

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

So why am I laughing at you? Is it because you have no response for the facts I just said? Actually, yes. It is.

7. animeware

Posts: 32; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm looking into this Nokia 7.1 until I see game play footage I cannot decided to go with this phone or not benchmark isn't everything... what I like about it is it's pure android... and you will always get updates for it for at least 3 years....

10. Venom

Posts: 3438; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Probably won't be seeing any detailed hands on until around the beginning of November. But more than likely with 4gb of RAM and 64GB of storage, it should be able to handle day to day tasks just fine. Extensive gaming may not be the most optimal experience, but I would hazard a guess that most regular games should run just fine. I honestly would rather have the 7.1 Plus. That would make more sense to release.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

The 7.1 Plus is being released though, as they just had an unveiling of it, so what doesn’t make sense again?

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