HMD Global announced the long-time rumoured and talked about Nokia X6 in China today. The new Nokia X6 is the first ever phone by the company to come with iPhone X like notch display. Looks like, the Finland based is in no mood to stop just here. Rumours are pouring in that HMD Global has already started working on its next phone, which will be a budget segment device. Reports suggest that the upcoming phone from HMD Global is most likely going to be the upgraded version of the existing Nokia 3. HMD Global, just as it calls the new Nokia 6 – the Nokia 6.1, will call the new Nokia 3 – the Nokia 3.1. Meanwhile, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global Juho Sarvikas confirmed the coming of Android P update to two of the old Nokia phones — the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 (2017).
Google at its I/O 2018 annual developers conference meet announced the company’s next-generation Android update — Android P and said that it is now rolling out in beta to all Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users. Google also informed that they are working with select smartphone manufacturers like Nokia, Sony, OnePlus and Xiaomi to bring Android P update to some of their phones as well. As for Nokia, both Google and HMD Global have confirmed the coming of Android P to Nokia 7 Plus, which currently runs on Android Oreo. Looks like Android P is coming to few more Nokia phones as well — the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 (2017). This has been confirmed by a company official himself.
Sarvikas confirmed the coming of Android P to Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 (2017) in a reply to a user query on Twitter. A Twitter user wanted to know if Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 (2017) models will be upgraded to Android P or not. He writes, “Will Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 (2017) get android p”. To which Sarvikas replies by saying, “Yes, they will”. Although the company is yet to release an official statement on the rollout of the Android P update to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 2017, this is definitely a sort of official confirmation as well.
Sadly, Sarvikas doesn’t reveal any further details about the rollout timeline of Android P to the two Nokia phones though. But, we expect Android P software update to hit Nokia 5, Nokia 6 (2017) probably in the second half of this year. Nokia 5, Nokia 6 (2017) are almost a year old phones. Considering these two old Nokia phones are said to get Android P update, we can definitely expect the recently launched Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 8 Sirocco to get Android P update as well.
Coming to the new phone that HMD Global is currently said to be working on, the new Nokia 3 or Nokia 3 (2018) or Nokia 3.1 now. The phone has been confirmed by a popular tipster Roland Quandt via a tweet where he writes, “O hai Nokia 3.1 aka Nokia 3 (2018)”. All that he has confirmed for now is that the phone is in works. There are no further details available about the phone. However, we expect the Nokia 3.1 to be an upgraded version of last year’s Nokia 3. We can expect the new Nokia 3.1 to come with better hardware, latest software, improved camera setup and design.