Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 2 Gets May Android Security Update: Reports

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Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 2 Gets May Android Security Update: Reports
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco was launched in India last month
  • Nokia 2 was launched last year
  • Both the smartphones are getting the May security update

After conducting its first successful Nokia X6 sale in China, HMD Global is now rolling out the May security patch update for its Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 2 smartphones. Both the devices are getting an OTA update, so head to Settings to check if you've already received it or not. Nokia 8 Sirocco users in India are seeing the update, and Nokia 2 users in India and US are also seeing the security update.

Nokiapoweruser reports that the Nokia 2 (TA-1011, TA-1035) and Nokia 8 Sirocco (TA-1005) smartphones are both getting the May security updates. This comes after the update was rolled out to Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6 (2018). The Nokia 8 Sirocco update weighs at 82.5MB, and the Nokia 2 update weighs at 88MB. The rollout may be happening in phases, so be patient if you don't see it yet.

Ensure that you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and good battery life before installing the update. You can check the availability of the fresh update by going to Settings > About phone > Software updates. It is recommended to back up your data before proceeding with the update process.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco price in India is set at Rs. 49,999. The single-SIM (Nano) Nokia 8 Sirocco runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, has a 5.5-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) pOLED display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup that has a primary 12-megapixel image sensor and a secondary 13-megapixel sensor. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel sensor with a fixed-focus lens, featuring f/2.0 aperture. The Nokia 8 Sirocco has 128GB of onboard storage that is not expandable. On the connectivity front, the smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. It packs a 3260mAh battery and measures 140.93x72.97x7.5mm.

Launched in October last year, the Android Nougat-based Nokia 2 sports a 5-inch LTPS HD (720x1280 pixels) display and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC, coupled with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone has an 8-megapixel rear camera sensor with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera sensor. Besides, it packs a 4000mAh battery that is touted to deliver up to two days of power on a single charge.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Comfortable to hold and use
  • Speedy app and UI performance
  • Up-to-date software
  • Good battery life
  • Bad
  • Oversaturated screen
  • Glitchy bokeh mode
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel
Battery Capacity3260mAh
OSAndroid 8.0
Resolution1440x2560 pixels

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