Nokia 3, the budget smartphone from HMD Global will be upgraded to Android 7.1.1 Nougat by the end of August. HMD Global's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas tweeted that the "Nokia 3 will receive 7.1.1 update by end of August."
HMD Global, the company with the license to sell Nokia-branded smartphones for 10 years is pitching performance and software experience as its primary differentiator. Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, the two other smartphones sold by the company are already running Android 7.1.1 Nougat while the Nokia 3 runs Android 7.0 Nougat. By updating Nokia 3 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the company will have all its devices running the same software. HMD Global has also promised to upgrade all its smartphones to Android O, the next iteration of Google's mobile operating system whenever it becomes available.
To recall, Nokia 3 was announced alongside Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in India on June 13 and the smartphone went on sale via offline channels starting June 16. The device sports a 5-inch 720p HD display and is powered by Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 chipset. It offers 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, expandable up to 256GB via an SD card slot. The Nokia 3 sports an 8MP front and rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and support for 720p video recording. The device supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, NFC and micro USB port. The device is backed by a 2630mAh battery and is available un silver white, copper white, matte black and tempered blue colour options.
HMD Global recently confirmed that Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will go on sale in August and Nokia 6 is available for registration on Amazon India ahead of its first sale on August 23. The Nokia 3 is the only device available for purchase right now at Rs 9,499 and will be soon upgraded to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.