HMD Global has started rolling out the monthly software update for the Nokia 3. The Android update, which started rolling out last week, includes Google's latest Android security patch update. Although this update is still based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the security patches offer an improved level of security for HMD's budget Nokia 3 smartphone. Most high-end, flagship smartphones from other brands haven't yet received the update for the month of December. The update has been released as part of HMD's promise of offering monthly updates its smartphones.
Apart from the latest security patch, the December update also includes improved system stability along with a few enhancements to the user interface on the Nokia 3. The new update, available as OTA download, comes with a 345.4 MB file size and is being rolled out to users globally, including India.
We had reported, last week, that the Nokia 3 will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update directly and HMD is planning to skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat for the phone. The company also stated that it would release Oreo beta builds for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 soon.
The Nokia 3 is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device that runs on stock version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The smartphone has a 5.0-inch HD display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.
In the camera department, the Nokia 3 sports an 8-megapixel rear sensor with LED flash. On the front is another 8-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. The smartphone has an internal storage of 16GB, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 3 has Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a gyroscope. It also has a 2630mAh non-removable battery under the hood.