Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 2.3 started receiving an update for Android 11. Nokia 8.1 launched in December 2018 with Android 9 Pie and was updated to Android 10 in October 2019. Nokia 2.3 launched in December 2019 with Android 9 Pie and received update for Android 10 in April 2020. According to Nokia licensee HMD Global, both smartphones will receive the update in selected regions in the first wave. There is no information when the rest of the world will receive the update.
In one message the Nokia Phones Community Forum, HMD Global publishes a list of eight countries that will be part of the first wave received Android 11 update for Nokia 8.1. Countries include India, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. In another message, HMD Global announced this Nokia 2.3 will receive the Android 11 update in 18 countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Latvia, Laos, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Nepal, Norway, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Vietnam.
Nokia also mentioned that for both of these smartphones, 10 percent of the devices will receive the update immediately, 50 percent of the devices will receive the update by April 10, and the remaining devices will receive the update by April 12. there was a lot of information about the firmware version or Android security patch that these smartphones will receive.
HMD Global starts Nokia 8.1 with 6.18-inch Full-HD + display. Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 710 SoC, combined with up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of internal memory. On the back it has a dual camera that includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor, a 13-megapixel depth sensor. It also has a fingerprint sensor mounted on the back. There is a 20-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The phone has a 3500 mAh battery with 18W fast charging capabilities.
Nokia 2.3 was starts with a 6.2-inch HD + display and a waterdrop-style clip for the selfie camera. It is powered by MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, combined with 2GB of RAM. It has 32 GB of built-in storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. On the back there is a dual camera setting that has a 13-megapixel primary sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone also has a fingerprint sensor mounted on the back. For selfies there is a 5-megapixel sensor. Nokia 2.3 has a 4000 mAh battery.
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