HMD Global is seeding a new OTA update to the Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone which was launched very recently in India. The update, which weighs 381.1MB in size improves the overall system stability of the smartphone. The Nokia 6.1 Plus arrived with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with July 2018 security patches, but after the latest update, the device will be bumped to August 2018 patches. Besides these, HMD did not include any new features with this OTA update and it's more like a bug-fixing update. The Nokia 6.1 Plus already runs a well-optimised software as mentioned in my full review, but there were some quirks such as social media apps such as Instagram, Snapchat force closing error, sings of frame drops while browsing through multitasking.
Nokia 6.1 Plus is an Android One Smartphone, So Regular Software Updates
Like other Nokia smartphones released by HMD Global, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is also an Android One smartphone, which means that it receives monthly security updates from the company. Usually, HMD Global rolls out security patch update within the same month, but this time, the company has fixed the existing bugs as well. Later this month, the company will roll out yet another OTA update to bump the security patches to September 2018.
HMD Removes Hide Notch Option from the Nokia 6.1 Plus
A move by HMD which is annoying a lot of users is the removal of Hide Notch feature under Display settings. For some unknown reasons, HMD Global has removed the ability to hide the notch from the Nokia 6.1 Plus. For the unaware, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a notched IPS LCD display, and the company earlier allowed users to hide the notch if they hated it.
Nokia 6.1 Plus Sold Out in Three Minutes During First Sale
The Nokia 6.1 Plus is an instant hit from the company as it went out of stock in three minutes during the first sale on Flipkart and Nokia Shop Online. The smartphone went on for sale on August 30 and HMD sold 150 units per second during the sale, which is an excellent number. The second sale of the smartphone is now scheduled for September 6.
Nokia 6.1 Plus Specifications and Features
Of all the tall smartphones launching these days, HMD has managed to pull off a compact device in the form of Nokia 6.1 Plus. The phone has a notch on top of the display which is 5.84-inches in size. The handset has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone rocks a primary 16MP sensor on the rear paired with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. On the front, it has a 16MP selfie camera. The phone runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and is backed by a 3060mAh battery.