Nokia 3 was launched this year with 7.0 Nougat operating system but was later updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat in September this year. The device was expected to be rolled out with the Android 7.1.2 update by November but it never arrived. Now, it has been confirmed that Nokia 3 will skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat update and it will directly receive Oreo update instead.
In response to user query over the company’s firmware roll-out programme for the device on Twitter, Juho Sarvikas, Chef Product Officer for HMD Global, revealed that Nokia 3 will straight jumpto Android 8.0 Oreo. Sadly, Sarvikas has not revealed any time frame for the update. Recently Nokia 8 has started receiving the Oreo update while the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are expected to receive the Android 8.0 update before the end of the year. The Oreo update will first release for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphone and then it will be available on the Nokia 3 smartphone. It is also important to note that Nokia 8, 5, 6 and 3 smartphones are confirmed to get the next Android P update, as well.
Thanks! We will transition straight to Oreo
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) December 2, 2017
Nokia 3 currently retails at Rs 8,745 on Flipkart in India and was earlier available through offline channels only. Later it was listed online on Croma (an electric store) as well as offline bookings. As far as specifications are concerned, Nokia 3 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.