The update carries version number V3.11A and, along with the usual jump to Android 10, also packs the April 2020 security patches. Nokia says the OTAs will be rolled out in a phased manner. The first 10% of the userbase will receive the update starting today, with the rollout steadily expanding to more users in the following days.
As for what’s new, the update brings along all the standard Android 10 features such as system-wide-dark mode, a new gesture navigation system, Smart Reply, revamped location and privacy controls, new Digital Wellbeing tools with Parental controls and much more.
Launched in August of 2018, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is an entry-level smartphone from HMD Global. The phone is part of Google’s Android One program and as such, it was promised to get two major Android updates and three years of monthly security updates. It packed a 5.86-inch IPS HD+ display, MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage, 13MP+5MP dual cameras, and a 3,060 mAh battery. The phone came running Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and was eventually updated to Android 9 Pie in December 2018. Android 10 will probably the last Android platform update for the Nokia 5.1 Plus. However, it should continue to receive the monthly security patches for one more year.