Nokia 6.1 customers have every reason to smile thanks to the latest news from the company. Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD, said that Nokia 6.1 will soon receive the Android 9.0 Pie update, adding that the mid-range phone shall not feature Beta versions of the software but rather will wait for the most stable Pie release.
While responding to a Twitter query regarding Nokia 6.1 Android update, the CPO said that they “will skip beta labs of Nokia 6.1 and roll out soon.”
Nokia Beta Labs
Nokia Beta Labs is a service through which Nokia smartphones gain access to the latest software, testing it prior to the release date. A selected number of customers are allowed to continue using the software which is under testing until the final stable software is ready for rollout. Currently, only Nokia 6.1 Plus customers have access to Android 9.0 update whose release happened through Nokia Beta Labs.
The new software introduced new features like gesture-based navigation, Adaptive Battery, and App Actions. Nokia 7 Plus can also install the stable Android 9.0 Pie.
A look into the past
Just as a reminder of what has taken place so far, the Nokia 6.1, previously known as Nokia 6.0, was first released early this year during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The smartphone’s priced has since then been slushed by Rs 1,500 to retail at Rs 13,499. The price cuts affect specifically the 3 GB RAM Model.
The 4 GB RAM model price was reduced by Rs 1,000 to retail at Rs 16,499.
Nokia 6.1 design
If there is one thing that Nokia lovers tend to brag about the smartphone is its design. The gadget features one of the most elegant designs which is sure to capture the attention of your peers. It has a generous 1080p screen with glossy finish. It also has a classy aluminum design with eye-catching accent colors.
The reality of the matter is that Nokia manufacturers are largely creative, and have found a way to make the smartphone to integrate rounded corners with color highlights on its outlines.
The black/copper colorway model is one of the popular one, which features a black rectangle look, uniquely standing out from competition.
The deep blue model is also gorgeous looking, featuring gold accents. The phone goes ahead to weigh 172 g, which is quite a weighty piece of tech.