Nokia kicks off Android 11 upgrades with Nokia 8.3 5G
The Nokia 8.3 is the company's first device to receive Google's latest Android 11 update, six months after it rolled out to the Pixels.
It's that time of the year again, when many manufacturers begin rolling out upgrades to the latest version of Android to their devices. Once considered one of the most prompt in sending out updates, Nokia has surprisingly fallen behind new leaders Samsung and Xiaomi this year. The Finnish company is only now rolling out its first Android 11 upgrade, to the Nokia 8.3 5G.
We are excited to announce the roll out of our Android 11 update plan with Nokia 8.3 5G as part of our commitment to be trusted, secure and built to last. Update available now https://t.co/Ti1TtSrUFx pic.twitter.com/HBqhHqiAEi— Nokia Mobile (@NokiaMobile) February 2, 2021
Nokia took to its community forum to announce that the update for the Nokia 8.3 5G would be rolling out, but with a small rider. In order to provide a smooth rollout, the company will be pushing the upgrade out in waves, in select countries. 10 percent of these “approved markets” will receive the update immediately, which should increase to 50 percent by Feb 5th. The company expects the rollout to reach 100 percent of these areas by Feb 7th.
According to Nokia, the countries that will receive the update in the first wave are: Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macau, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Tunisia, UAE, USA, and Vietnam.
The Nokia 8.3 5G which was launched by HMD Global in September 2020, is powered by a 7nm Snapdragon 765G processor. It sports a rather large 6.81 inch IPS LCD display, that is powered by a 4500 mAh battery which charges at 18W. The device has a 64MP primary camera, 12MP ultrawide, 2 MP macro and 2MP depth sensor, on the back. On the front, it has a 24MP camera. Being one of Nokia's Android smartphone lineup, it is part of Google's Android One program.