Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones will get Android O, confirms HMD Global

Shortly after OnePlus CEO said that the latest version of Android operating system Android O will be rolled out to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones, Nokia smartphones’ maker HMD Global too made a similar announcement.
The company that owns exclusive licence for Nokia brand told TechRadar website that the upcoming Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones will get Android O, once it’s available.
The Finnish company told TechRadar “The smartphones will get the Android O update once the new release is available from Google for their OEM partners, the same way HMD Global is committed to the monthly Android security updates.” The smartphones, however, will come with Android 7.0 Nougat running out of the box at the time of launch.
Google’s next big release – Android O beta – has entered Developer Preview 2. The search giant made the announcement at its recently-concluded annual developer’s conference – I/O. Android O succeeds the current Android 7.0 Nougat. At I/O, Google also provided a sneak peek into some of the feature that’ll be coming with the new Android version.
Some of the Android O features that smartphones will get include are Notification badges, Smart text selection, System optimizations, Battery boost and autofill with Google Chrome.
HMD is planning to launch its Nokia 6 , Nokia 3 and the Nokia 5 smartphones in India this month . The company has, however, not yet revealed the date.
The most powerful among the three upcoming Nokia smartphones is Nokia 6. The dual-SIM device has a 5.5-inch Full HD resolution display with 2.5D curved glass coating and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, along with Adreno 505 GPU and of RAM. On the storage front, Nokia 6 comes with 64GB internal storage and supports for microSD cards of up to 128GB in size.
On optics front, Nokia 6 has a 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Phase Detection Autofocus and f/2.0 aperture. There is also an 8MP front-facing camera with 84-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture.
The 4G LTE-capable Nokia 6 comes with Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, USB OTG and Wi-Fi as major connectivity options, and packs a 3,000mAh battery. The smartphone has dual speakers powered by Dolby Atmos technology, 3.5mm headphone jack and a fingerprint sensor at the front.
On the other hand, the Nokia 5 has a 5.2-inch display and sports a 6000-series Aluminium build. It comes in four colour variants – Tempered Blue, Copper, Black and Silver. The smartphone has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC and runs Android 7.1 Nougat. For imaging duties, there’s a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing snapper.
Lastly, Nokia 3 has the same build quality as the Nokia 5 but includes a smaller 5-inch display. The smartphone sports 8MP front and back cameras. Powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 chipset, the Nokia 3 has a polycarbonate back with an aluminium frame.

 

NOKIA 6 SPECIFICATIONS
SUMMARY
performance
Octa core
display
5.5″ (13.97 cm)
storage
32 GB
camera
16 MP
battery
3000 mAh
ram
3 GB
SPECIAL FEATURES
fingerprint sensor position
Front
other sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor
Yes
GENERAL
quick charging
No
operating system
Android v7.1 (Nougat)
sim slots
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
model
6
launch date
May 8, 2017 (Expected)
brand
Nokia
network
4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor
Yes
MULTIMEDIA
loudspeaker
Yes
audio jack
3.5 mm
PERFORMANCE
chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
graphics
Adreno 505
processor
Octa core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53
architecture
64 bit
ram
3 GB
DESIGN
build material
Case: AluminiumBack: Aluminium
thickness
7.8 mm
width
75.8 mm
height
154 mm
colours
Black, Blue, Silver, Copper
DISPLAY
display type
IPS LCD
screen to body ratio
71.27 %
pixel density
401 ppi
screen protection
Corning Gorilla Glass
screen size
5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
screen resolution
Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
touch screen
Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
STORAGE
internal memory
32 GB
expandable memory
Yes Up to 128 GB
usb otg support
Yes
CAMERA
settings
Exposure compensation, ISO control
aperture
2.0 F
camera features
Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
image resolution
4616 x 3464 Pixels
autofocus
Yes
shooting modes
Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution
8 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisation
No
flash
No
video recording
1920×1080 @ 30 fps
BATTERY
user replaceable
No
type
Li-Polymer
capacity
3000 mAh
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
wifi
Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
wifi features
Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth
Yes v4.1
usb connectivity
microUSB 2.0
nfc
Yes
network support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gps
Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 1
4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim 2
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
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