After already releasing a global smart speaker market report for the yearâs second quarter last month, ranking Amazon as the worldâs top vendor, followed by Google, Alibaba, and Apple, Strategy Analytics is back with even more in-depth research of this rapidly growing niche.
Nokia Mobile has further expanded the availability of Nokia 6.1 Plus (a.k.a Nokia X6). The device is extending further into the Indian subcontinent with sales starting in Nepal and Pakistan. The price of Nokia 6.1 Plus in Pakistan and Nepal is slightly higher than that in India, but it is still close to the pricing from Hong Kong.
Nokia 6.1 Plus price in Pakistan: For Pakistan buyers, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will cost 35,800 in Pakistan Rupees. The device is available for purchase via Advance Telecom’s offline stores as well as their website. The phone is available in Blue and White color variants.
Nokia 6.1 Price in Nepal: In case of Nepal, the pricing is slightly higher. But that’s for every other thing sold in Nepal due to higher taxes. The device will retail for a MRP of 37,635 NPR. Given the fact that it is the maximum retail price, expect the prices to be slightly lower as the stores will discount it from their own margins. For example, the MRP of Nokia 6.1 Plus in India is 17,600 INR, but sells for 15,999.
Nokia 6.1 Plus is already one of the best-selling Nokia Android smartphone. That’s all because of the attractive pricing coupled with the great specifications and the design. This is exactly something that Nokia needed to gain some traction. The Nokia 5.1 Plus will also join it soon to further push the Nokia brand to the masses.
Thanks to Viccky for the tip!
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Did Nokia pull the trigger for all phones together? After Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 7, it is time for Nokia 8 Sirocco to receive the new update. All happening today, 12th of September! As with the other phones, the update only packs the Google’s Android security patch for the month of September. Nokia is certainly at an unbeatable position when it comes to the pace of releasing software updates!
The update weighs just 82.1MB, which means that the installation process won’t take long. So, if you are one Sirocco user, then go ahead and manually check for updates if you haven’t received a notification yet. Also do let us know if you see any visible changes in the device’s UI.
The above screenshot is from Nokia 8 Sirocco TA-1042.
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Nokia 7 Plus users are reporting a new update hitting their devices. No, it is not the highly anticipated Android Pie update. It is not the September security patch either. The change-log only mentions 3 things:
- Improved system stability
- User interface enhancements
- Google security patch 2018-08
The August security patches were already rolled out to the Nokia 7 Plus and that tells us that the change-log is not so accurate. The update weighs 76.7MB and going by the remarks from the change-log, it fixes some minor issues with the device. This update could also be seen as the stage that bridges the upgrade to Android Pie (which should be rolling out soon).
Do let us know if you notice something new after installing the update on your devices.
Thanks you, Michael for the tip.
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Nokia Mobile is pushing the first main software update to the recently launched Nokia 6.1 Plus. Users in India are reporting (at Nokia community) the arrival of a 380MB software update which mentions just two things in the change-log: 1. Improved system stability & 2. Update Google security patch 2018-08. The update is likely kicked off yesterday i.e. 1st of September but it is also possible that the update was already pushed and the users have just now started receiving the deliveries of the phone.
It’s just the start of September and the August update is pretty late. Anyhow, better late than never. Hopefully the September update will arrive faster. If the update is coming from the collected feedback, it should also be addressing the little camera lag and add some improvements to the ambient light sensor.
I’m yet to hear positive sides of the update from the Nokia 6.1 Plus users. However, complaints are flowing in from the users who do not like the “notch”. Apparently, the update removed the software setting (status bar style) to hide the notch. This won’t affect many who are happy (I’m assuming they are) with the notch, but some who do not like it are definitely speaking out now.
Update: Laura, the moderator at Nokia Community said (via Nokia Community) that the removal of notch hide option is per the requirement set by Google. No idea why would Google have such a requirement, but if that’s true, it is very alarming as we cannot expect even basic level of customization in our Nokia phones.
Update 2: Juho Sarvikas tweeted that the option to hide the notch (status bar style) will be re-introduced on the Nokia 6.1 Plus. Probably in a future software release and that would likely be September security patch. However, unless that happens, it’s just words.
Just to close the "notch gate", we will enable setting to black out notch on the Nokia 6.1 Plus.
Have a great & relaxing weekend everyone! #nokiamobile
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 7, 2018
Other than that, another Google app has been forcefully pushed to the device. This time it is Files Go, which replaces the previous simple file manager called “files”. Files Go is a nice app which can help clear unwanted images from the device, but I have some problems with the way Google forces its apps. Files Go is not a replacement to a proper file manager.
Another thing I feel is that the change-log should reflect most visual changes which are made to the OS. Hiding everything behind a security or stability tag is a weird scenario since the users do not get to know what exactly is expected to change with the update. Nokia Mobile should try to keep the change-log more clear.
The ZTE Axon 9 Pro sports a 6.2-inch QHD+ display that has 1080 x 2248 pixels resolution. Under the hood, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM and 128 gigs of internal storage. A 12-megapixel dual-camera and a LED flash are situated on the phones rear panel.
Huawei-owned Honor has been teasing the global release of the Honor Play for quite some time now. In fact, its recent IFA press conference teasers were centered solely around the smartphone. And today, following a steady build-up to the event, the features and pricing of Honor’s latest smartphone have been revealed.