Nokia 3.4 and 5.4 are two mid-range smartphones from Nokia that were launched in 2022 with Android 11 out of the box. Both devices are expected to receive the Android 12 update soon, but in the meantime, they are getting the latest security patch from Google.
The December security patch for Nokia 3.4 and 5.4 is a minor update that fixes some vulnerabilities and improves the stability and performance of the devices. The update is around 45 MB in size and should be available globally for all users. To check for the update, go to Settings > System > Advanced > System update and tap on Check for update.
The December security patch addresses several issues that affect the Android framework, media framework, system, and kernel components. Some of the most critical vulnerabilities that are fixed by this update include:
- A remote code execution vulnerability in the media framework that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a device using a specially crafted file.
- A privilege escalation vulnerability in the system that could allow a local malicious application to gain access to additional permissions.
- A denial of service vulnerability in the kernel that could allow a local malicious application to cause a device to become unresponsive or reboot.
When will Nokia 3.4 and 5.4 get Android 12?
Nokia 3.4 and 5.4 are among the devices that are eligible for the Android 12 update, according to Nokia’s official roadmap. However, the exact timeline for the update is not yet confirmed. Nokia has stated that it will start rolling out Android 12 to its devices in the first quarter of 2023, but it has not specified which devices will get it first.
According to some reports, Nokia 3.4 and 5.4 may receive the Android 12 update in February or March 2023, along with other devices such as Nokia 5.3, Nokia 8.3 5G, and Nokia X10. However, this is not official information and may change depending on the testing and approval process.
Android 12 is the latest version of Google’s operating system that brings several new features and improvements, such as:
- A new Material You design that adapts to the user’s preferences and wallpaper
- A new Privacy Dashboard that shows how apps access the device’s permissions and data
- A new Quick Tap feature that lets the user perform actions by tapping the back of the device
- A new One-handed mode that makes it easier to use the device with one hand
- A new Game Dashboard that provides tools and shortcuts for gaming
- A new Live Space feature that shows relevant information and actions on the lock screen and always-on display
Why choose Nokia 3.4 and 5.4?
Nokia 3.4 and 5.4 are affordable smartphones that offer a decent performance and a clean Android experience. Both devices feature a 6.39-inch HD+ display, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a dedicated Google Assistant button, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. They also support NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and dual SIM.
The main difference between the two devices is in the processor, camera, and battery. The Nokia 3.4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chipset, while the Nokia 5.4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset. The Nokia 3.4 has a 13 MP main camera, a 5 MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor, while the Nokia 5.4 has a 48 MP main camera, a 5 MP ultra-wide camera, a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The Nokia 3.4 has a 4000 mAh battery, while the Nokia 5.4 has a 4200 mAh battery.
Both devices are available in various colors and storage options. The Nokia 3.4 comes in Fjord, Dusk, and Charcoal colors, and has 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. The Nokia 5.4 comes in Polar Night and Dusk colors, and has 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage.