The Nokia 3 was launched during summer last year and has since received two Android-based updates, the last of which came in the form of an Android 8.0 Oreo update in April this year. HMD is now rolling out an update to the device which shifts the firmware to Android 8.1 Oreo.
The update shifts the build number of the device to 00WW-3_310_SP04 and weighs in at 1818.3MB. Since the Nokia 8 was already sporting Android 8.0, the latest update brings some cool new UI transitions, new notification features and new emojis.
Alongside the Android 8.1 Oreo features, the update brings with it the latest December 2018 batch of Android security updates. Android 8.1 to Nokia 3 seeds a new Power Menu, a refreshed settings Menu, Improved System Stability and a new Bluetooth Battery Percentage.
The reason we speculate for the late reception of Android 8.1 on the Nokia 3 could be the fact that major Android updates always take time when being seeded to a MediaTek-powered phone. Nonetheless, it still indicates commitment from HMD’s side for having updated the phone to last year’s Android release.
The Nokia 3 smartphone comes with 5-inch HD 2.5 D curved displays with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. We get 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MTK 6737 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. Nokia 3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and packs in a 2650 mAh battery inside.
For the optics, we get a combination of 8-megapixel cameras on both front and back with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12-micron pixel size along with LED flash at the back and display flash at the front. For connectivity, we have Micro USB (USB 2.0), USB OTG, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC for sharing. Apart from this, we get Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. The device measures at 143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm.