The Nokia 5 was released back in 2017 as part of Nokia’s resurgence by the hands of HMD Global. The handset came with very modest specs including a Snapdragon 430 and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone originally came with Android 7.1 Nougat, and now is receiving the Android 9 Pie.
The 5.2-inch mid-range smartphone isn’t a groundbreaking smartphone but you have to respect its software support. HMD Global managed to deliver Android 8.0, 8.1, and now the 9.0 goodies are arriving for the Nokia handset. Worth noting that the Nokia 5 came before HMD jump in the Android One bandwagon.
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Nokia 5 (2017) has just been updated to Android 9 Pie! Nokia Phones truly get better over time! pic.twitter.com/HbwKxilXc8
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— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 24, 2019
Meanwhile, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is still running Android Pie, but judging by HMD’s commitment with its software support, the update should come soon for the newer model. The Nokia 3.1 Plus update is also slated for this month, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see it being deployed on the next few days.
The Android 9 Pie update will bring Digital Wellbeing, new Settings UI, Advanced Quick Settings menu, More notification controls, Adaptive Battery and more. While the specifications won’t make the Nokia 5 a buttery smooth smartphone, its software support is outstanding. Thumbs up for HMD.