HMD Global’s Nokia continues to keep to its promise of regular updates. Nokia 5.1 Plus (review) users are now receiving the update to Android 9 Pie, a few days after Nokia confirmed on social media that the update will roll out to users. The OTA update also brings the Nokia Pro Camera app to the phone which upgrades the camera UI to something more aesthetic and accessible.
The Pie update also updates the security patch to December 2018. Even the Nokia 6.1 Plus users are now receiving the Pro camera app. The app earlier was seemingly reserved for phones that had Zeiss optics at the back. Furthermore, both phones once again have the option to hide the notch, after an earlier update took it away.
Nokia has been quite consistent in pushing out the latest version of Android to phones launched this year. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is the sixth phone to receive the update after the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 8. The newly announced Nokia 8.1 already comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box. The entry-level phones like the Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 2 and Nokia 1 are yet to receive the update. Even the older Nokia phones like the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3, that launched in 2017 are yet to receive the update.
With Android 9 Pie, the Nokia 5.1 Plus will have new gesture based navigation, adaptive battery and App Slices and App Actions (which are features of the app that are suggested based on your usage), quick replies from the notification bar and more. Also, after the update, users can download Google’s Digital Wellbeing app from the PlayStore.
In case you haven’t already received the notification for the update, head to Settings → Software Update → Check for new updates. The update is about 1.2GB in size.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is a stock Android phone with a notch cut out in the display. It’s powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The phone is available both offline and online for a price of Rs 10,999.