HMD Global has announced four new additions to its Android smartphones portfolio – Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7
Plus, new Nokia 6 and Nokia 1 – at the 2018 Mobile World Congress (#MWC2018). Delivering all the craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia phone, each new smartphone offers durability and reliability as standard, with the range setting new benchmarks in materials and design.
HMD Global also announced it is to become the first global partner to have a full suite of devices selected into the
Android One programme by Google.
(TOP: The video promo of the relaunched Nokia 8110 which now comes in slider-phone format. Photo: Nokia Mobile).
Apart from the four new models, the Nokia 8110 makes a come back in slider-phone format, and delivers 4G connectivity, new apps including Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Search, Facebook and Twitter.
Three new Nokia smartphones – the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and the new Nokia 6 – join the Android One family, offering a high quality software experience designed by Google. Each phone will stay fresh over time with the latest AI powered innovations to the highest grade of security from Google.
With a pure Android installation, Nokia smartphones come with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up battery life or slow them down so you can enjoy your new phone for longer. Each of the new phones comes with a limited number of pre-installed apps so that you’ll get more storage space, as well as the latest innovations that help you stay ahead of the game every day.
By shipping with Android Oreo, users be able to access the latest features, including Picture-in- Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.
Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global, said: “This time last year, we started our journey with huge expectations from fans and a massive responsibility to deliver on the legacy of one of the most innovative brands in our space. Since then 2 3GB/32GB we have reintroduced well-loved icons, forged partnerships with friends old and new and delivered
our pure, secure and up-to- date Android experience across our smartphone portfolio. Last year we shipped over 70 million Nokia phones.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available from early April for a global average retail price of €749 (US $921), the Nokia 7 Plus will be available from early April for a global average retail price of €399 (US $491) while the new Nokia 6 will be available from May for a global average retail price of €279 (US $343).
The low-priced Nokia 1 will be available from early April for a global average retail price of US $85 with the Xpress-on covers, sold separately, going for US $7.99 in Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink.
Nokia 8110 will be available from May for a global average retail price of €79 (US $97).