The Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 2017 are receiving an update to Android 8.1 Oreo reports NokiaPowerUser. The devices have been running Android 8.0 Oreo since January. Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are the second and third devices from HMD Global to receive an update to 8.1 Oreo, with Nokia 8 being the first to receive the update in the month of February.
The update includes, as per the official changelog, a new settings menu, update to the March Security patch, revamped power menu, battery saving navigation buttons and Bluetooth battery percentage among others.
Size of the update for Nokia 6 is 933.8MB and for Nokia 5 it is around 866.7MB.
HMD Global is continuing to amaze with the speed with which it is rolling out updates. The company entire slate of devices is running Android 8.0 Oreo. Which is quite impressive in an era where it takes most OEMs months to release update even for their flagship devices. At the MWC’ 17, while launching its initial set of devices, HMD Global had promised the availability of fast updates, and as of now, it is able to maintain it.
Both the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 were released by HMD Global at the MWC’ 17. The devices became the most talked about ones at the event giving HMD the initial hype and momentum.
The Nokia 5 has a 5.2 inch HD screen (720×1280). It is powered by a Snapdragon 430 SoC and is backed by a 3000 mAh battery. The device comes with 2/ 3GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It has an 8MP front camera and a 13MP rear camera.
The Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch FullHD display (1920×1080). It too is powered by a Snapdragon 420 SoC and comes with 3GB and 4GB of RAM along with 32GB/ 64GB of onboard storage. It too is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. It sports a 16MP back camera and an 8MP front camera.
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