Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update in China

By Shubham Sharma | Published on 15 Jan 2018

The new update arrives for the Nokia 6 (2018) one week after its launch. The last year’s Nokia 6 smartphone has received the Oreo beta update and is soon expected to receive the stable update as well.

Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update in China

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HMD Global has started rolling out the Android Oreo update for the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 7 smartphones in China. The company has officially confirmed the news via a Weibo post, which comes one week after users of the Nokia 6 (2018) started receiving Android Oreo update. Both the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 7 are China exclusive smartphones. The former device was launched earlier this month, whereas the latter was launched in October last year. 

In terms of specifications, the refreshed Nokia 6 (2018) comes with a rear placed fingerprint scanner. Instead of the capacitive keys, the device now features on-screen navigation buttons, and a 16:9 aspect ratio.

It features a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC with 4GB RAM and options of either 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery that supports fast charging and was launched running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The smartphone comes with a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture lens, PDAF support and dual-tone LED flash. On the front is an 8MP sensor with an 84-degree wide f/2.0 lens.

The Nokia 7 was expected to be launched globally this month, however, the smartphone still remains exclusive to China. It sports a 5.2-inch FHD IPS LCD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage. There is also an option for expandable storage of up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.

The smartphone sports a 16MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and dual-tone flash and comes with a 5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree wide field of view. It features a rear placed fingerprint sensor and ran on Android Nougat out-of-the-box. The smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery which supports Quick Charging.

Both the Nokia 7 and the Nokia 6 (2018) feature Nokia 8's “Bothie” mode which allows users to shoot a video simultaneously while using the front and rear cameras. The feature is also integrated with Facebook and YouTube Live.

Shubham Sharma

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