New Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 sketches pop up online

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HMD Global is gearing up to launch its new Nokia Android phones in India.

The Nokia 6 is now exclusively available for buyers in China and the company behind the brand, HMD has confirmed that they will be launching the smartphone around the globe in the second quarter of 2017.

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The Android 7.1.1 update that started rolling out to Nokia 6 handsets recently also contains the April security patch. Thes include power saving and background management enhancement, 4G/3G dual-SIM dual-standby support, and an update to the Nokia USB driver.

The battery capacity inside the smartphone is rumored to reach 3,800mAh, while the smartphone could come with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Interested users may go ahead and download the new update via Settings About Phone Software Update.

At the same event, HMD promised that they would roll out monthly security patches along with regular software updates and the Finnish startup company is keeping its promise. The update, which has the build number 00CN_3_170, is a quite hefty update at 369 MB, so downloading the update through Wi-Fi is recommended.

"Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is being rolled out to the Nokia 6 users as we speak", reported the publication. The company is also expected to release the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, which are lower-end, in some countries in early May.

The smartphone on the left is supposedly the Nokia 8, which features a bezel-less display on the sides, but with room for a home button on the bottom side.

The smartphone is touted to run the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform with an octa-core 2.5GHz CPU and Adreno 540 graphics processing unit. Also, the home button and its fingerprint sensor seem to be relocated to the back beneath a dual lens dual flash camera setup.