HMD Global has carved a name for them when it comes to providing software updates, as the company is one of the fastest when it comes to providing Android updates, be it the Android OS updates, or the monthly security patches, they are always among the first to deliver it. However, it seems, this time, HMD Global’s ship of providing quick updates sank, as the Nokia 6.1, one of the few Nokia branded mid-range smartphone released is getting the Android September Security Patch right when the month of September is about to end.

Nokia 6.1 September Security Patch
The changelog for the September security patch.


Yup! You’ve heard it right, the Nokia 6.1 is getting the September Security Patch today, on the 26th of September 2018 just four days shy of the month’s end.

The update is 81.7 MB in size and can be downloaded over a WiFi or cellular connection.

The Nokia 6.1 was released by HMD Global as a China exclusive device in January this year. It is a successor to the Nokia 6, the first Android-based smartphone released by Nokia. It made its international debut at the MWC’ 18, though it didn’t gather the world talking as its predecessor did last year. It has a 5.5- inch FullHD display (1920x 1080) with support for Widevine L1. An octa-core Snapdragon 630 SoC powers the device, and it was made available in two variants, one with 3GB of memory 32 GB of storage and the other with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage. It has a single camera at the back and both the front and back snappers have Zeiss powered lenses, implying that it has support for their bothie also.

Whether the delayed update rollout was a blunder on HMD Global’s end or whether the company is also slowly becoming like other OEM’s out there, is yet to be seen. However, if this is to happen, HMD Global is sure to lose a significant number of customers.

The rollout like always may be in phases with availability varying by a few days.