HMD is rolling out a new update for the Nokia 8.1 in India and Poland, however, its availability should be expanded in the coming days. The update is a small one but includes stability improvements, user interface enhancements and the security patch of April. The latter one is a bit underwhelming since we’re already in May, but it’s better having April than a more outdated version.
The firmware version is v2.59e, it weighs in at 238.3MB and is being seeded in India and Poland. We’re waiting for more reports from the other regions since we believe this update isn’t just limited to these two countries. Either way, the update is expected more Nokia 8.1 around the world in the coming hours and days.
The Nokia 8.1 was released back in December 2018 and represented the Global variant of the Nokia X7 which was released in China. The smartphone boasts a 6.18 IPS wide-notch display with 1080p resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 710 with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of Internal Storage. It has a 20MP selfie snapper and a dual-rear 12MP+13MP setup main camera setup. It is fueled by a 3,500mAh battery that is charged via USB C port with support for 18W fast-charging.