Nokia 6.1 starts receiving official Android 9 Pie update

Nokia 6.1 starts receiving official Android 9 Pie update
Those of you considering a purchase of the newly released Nokia 7.1 at a reasonable price of $350 unlocked may want to think about a slightly older and even cheaper HMD-made smartphone officially available in the US before making a final decision.

That’s because the Nokia 6.1, originally released last spring running Android 8.1 Oreo, is today starting to receive a fresh and tasty 9 Pie update, as confirmed by Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global's Chief Product Officer, on Twitter.

The mid-range 5.5-incher is the company’s second device to score Google’s latest software tweaks, performance enhancements, and security patches in stable, close-to-stock form, following the higher-end Nokia 7 Plus around a month ago.

More over-the-air Android 9.0 Pie updates are right around the corner, targeting handsets as diverse as the Nokia 6.1 Plus, 8, 8 Sirocco, and even the modest 5.1 Plus.

Of course, depending on where you live and exactly how lucky you are, you may have to wait a little while longer for the official update to reach your specific Nokia 6.1 unit. Until that happens, those still looking for an inexpensive Android phone with GSM connectivity, a single Zeiss-powered rear-facing camera, and no notch, could always consider buying the unlocked 6.1 from Amazon or B&H Photo Video for around $230.

The Android One handset will only get better with sweet Pie treats, including App Actions, Adaptive Battery, new system navigation, Slices, and Adaptive Brightness functionality.

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6 (2018)
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie


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