HMD Global has today confirmed the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the recently launched Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 7 smartphones. The company has confirmed the update via its official Weibo account post in China. The post says “Today, the new Nokia 6 and Nokia 7 officially launched Android Oreo 8.0 system updates.” The company is now rolling out the update in China as both the devices are only available in China. Both the smartphones were launched with Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system out of the box
Apart from this, the company has also announced on Weibo that Nokia 6 which was launched last year in India for Rs 14,999 will also get the taste of Android 8.0 Oreo in some days. Android Oreo update for the Nokia 6 has already been rolled out in December last year.
The Nokia 6 (2018) was recently launched earlier this month. As per a recent report, Nokia 6 (2018) started receiving an Android Oreo update along with support for Google Play immediately after booting up the device. The Nokia 7 was launched back in October 2017. However, the smartphone is said to be launched in India by January end.
The Oreo update will bring the picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more.
Nokia 6 (2018) comes with a 5.5-inch full HD with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and 2.5d curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, the device is powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor along with Adreno 508 GPU. The phone is backed by 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD. It also houses a fingerprint scanner, which lies on the back of the device.
On the camera front, the smartphone flaunts a 16-megapixel camera with PDAF, 1.0um sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. While at the front, we have an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a 1.12um sensor and f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. Nokia 6 (2018) comes with dual view mode which will allow you to capture feeds from both front and rear camera at the same time. It now runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo and is powered by a 3000 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging. On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers hybrid Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Dual speakers, Dual smart amplifiers, and Dolby Atmos.
In China, the Nokia 7 is available in two variants – the base variant is priced at 2,499 Yuan (approximately Rs 24,600), while the high-end variant is priced at 2,699 Yuan (approximately Rs 26,500). To recall, the Nokia 7 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS HD display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. On the specification front, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor with 4GB/6GB RAM along with 64GB of internal storage. The Nokia 7 now runs on Android Oreo operating system out of the box.
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As far as cameras are concerned the smartphone feature a 16-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture, along with a dual-tone LED flash. On the front, the smartphone comes with a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. Other than this the Nokia 7 features a bothie camera, which allows the user to capture rear and front pictures in a single image at the same time. On the connectivity front, the device features WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB type-C port and NFC. Under the hood, Nokia 7 comes with a 3000 mAh battery, which does not support any kind of fast charging.