14 March 2019
HMD Global has continued with its impressive track record of updating phones to the latest software and security patches. It has now released Android Pie update for Nokia 3.1 Plus. The update has arrived after one month since we spotted a Geekbench listing of the device running the latest Android version.
With this update, Nokia 3.1 Plus will get a bump from pre-installed Android 8.1 Oreo to the newer Android 9 Pie. It brings all major Android Pie features like Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery, app actions, redesigned notification panel, and new recent apps interface. The update also brings February 2019 Android security patch which should keep the device safe from recently fixed security flaws and vulnerabilities.
It is an over-the-air (OTA) update which means users will get an alert notification as and when it will become available for their particular units. Alternatively, one can also check for the update manually by visiting Settings -> About Phone -> Software Updates. If you are not seeing the update even after manual check, then simply wait. It should arrive anytime soon.
To give you an overview, the Nokia 3.1 Plus sports a 6-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it has an octa-core MediaTek MT6752 aka Helio P22 processor coupled with 2GB and 3GB of RAM. These two variants feature 16GB and 32GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards.
It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.4 aperture. The secondary camera is a depth sensor which should help in clicking portrait shots. The whole package is powered by a 3,400mAh battery. It also has a fingerprint scanner on the back panel.