Nokia 9 PureView gets new update in US, brings July security patch

Nokia 9 (officially called Nokia 9 PureView) is the HMD device that garnered attention for its beautiful looking penta camera array at the back. However, the phone’s insecure fingerprint sensor attracted lot of bad press, for it let unregistered fingerprints by pass the lock screen, raising security concerns.

After being dragged for long, HMD executive Juho Sarvikas recently shared the fingerprint sensor problem has been debugged successfully and is targeted to be resolved with a security patch soon.

This issue manifests only in very narrow sample size. We been hard at work identifying root cause, fixing and most importantly testing since we take security very seriously. Expect a patch shortly.


With that coming, I am sure the select users who’ve been facing the glitch for long must be at ease.

Nokia 9 PureView is basically the OEM’s 2019 high-end device fueled by a Snapdragon 845 processor. It’s an Android One phone which embraces Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The device is aided by 6 GB RAM and 128GB non-expandable internal storage, and bears a 3,320 mAh battery.


During the second week of this month (July), the European region Nokia 9 devices received the July security update. The patch (sized 280MB) carried build number V4.27C, and brought along a Live Bokeh camera mode, faster image processing and a faster fingerprint sensor.

Considering the July security patch was released for the European country devices, it was likely to arrive on Nokia 9 phones in other regions soon. And that’s happening now, about a week later. As of today, Nokia 9 PureView phones in the US and Canada are now fetching the July security update.


The information is coming from users on social media platforms like Reddit and Twitter. As for update details, they are the same. The patch bears build number V4.27C, carries July 2019 security update, improves system stability as well as enhances the UI. Here’s a user shared image:

July security patch on Nokia 9 (USA)

As is usually the case with updates, they are rolled out in batches, so the currently circulating July patch may also take time to land on all Nokia 9 devices in the US and Canada. So hang in tight, as you may get to see the update notification anytime soon.

And yes, don’t forget to drop a comment and share with us your experience with the Live Bokeh camera mode that you’ll get to see after installing the patch. With Bokeh, enjoy the foreground-focused photography on your device.

NOTE: For more Nokia phones-related updates, news and bugs, interested readers may head here.

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