HMD Global, the new vendor of Nokia phones, has unveiled a new generation of Nokia smartphones. The global portfolio features three new smartphones – the new Nokia 6, delivering performance and immersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design; Nokia 5, an elegant smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand; and Nokia 3, which delivers an unprecedented quality at an affordable price point. The new range of Nokia smartphones all run Android Nougat and offer a pure, secure and up to date experience and will all feature Google Assistant. Also unveiled, and back to the market, is Nokia 3310, reborn with a modern twist on design.
“The family of products announced demonstrate a belief that every consumer should have access to premium quality, not just those with high end flagship devices. Combined with a thoughtful design philosophy that focuses on improving the smartphone experience at every level, each technical component has been carefully considered and integrated into the phone design to have the biggest benefit on consumers’ daily lives. Drawing on the hallmarks of the Nokia phone heritage of quality, simplicity and reliability, the range is designed for a new generation of fans,” noted HMD in the press release.
(TOP: A screenshot of the Nokia 6. See the promo video below).
“With a commitment to deliver pure Android, users can expect a simple, clean and clutter free experience. Featuring the latest Google services, as well as monthly security updates, Nokia smartphones are safe, secure and up-to-date. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure the Google Assistant is integrated, allowing for conversations with the Google Assistant to take place easily on Nokia smartphones.”
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The new Nokia range of Android smartphones unveiled today ahead of Mobile World Congress come in a range of prices.
The Nokia 6 – available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – will retail at an average global retail price of €229 (US $243 or Kshs 24,400). However, the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, will retail at an average global retail price of €299 (US $317 or Kshs 31,700) .
Nokia 5 – also available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – will retail at an average global retail price of €189 (US $200 or Kshs 20,000).
The Nokia 3, available Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White – will come at an average global retail price of €139 (US $147 or Kshs 14,700).
The Nokia 3310 – which now comes in Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish – will retail at an average global retail price of €49 (US $52 or Kshs 5,200).
The phones come with the full range of accessories including headsets, portable and Bluetooth speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectors.
ull range of Nokia phones, visit HMD at the Nokia stand (Hall 3, stand 3A).
Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global, said: “Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades. In the short time since HMD was launched into the market, the positive reception we’ve had has been overwhelming; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter. Today’s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and for us they will always come first. Our efforts in bringing together world class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners sees us proudly unveiling our first global portfolio of smartphones with a Nokia soul, delivering the very best experience to everyone.”
Enrico Salvatori, SVP and President, Qualcomm EMEA said: “We are pleased to have collaborated with HMD on the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 and look forward to working closely with them on future devices. The Nokia brand has a rich heritage in advancing mobile technology and to see new Nokia smartphones on sale is a welcome sight. Both devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform which offers a rich feature set for smartphones: integrated X6 LTE, cutting-edge camera technology with dual-Image signal processors, next-generation Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU all means Snapdragon 430 supports fast downloads and uploads, stunning graphics and photos with battery life to spare.”
Local availability will be announced in markets in Q2, 2017 in APAC, India, Middle East, Africa and Europe. All the phones launched will be available in single SIM and dual SIM variants.
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the new manufacturer of the Nokia-branded phones.