HMD Global has announced new Nokia smartphones, a new member of the Originals family and its global data roaming service. The Nokia 8.3 5G is the first 5G Nokia smartphone added to the portfolio, and is joined by the new Nokia 5.3 and the latest addition to the Originals family, the Nokia 5310.
HMD Global has also entered a new service category with HMD Connect global data roaming, an offering which keeps users connected while traveling.
(TOP: Some of the new models in the Nokia family released by HMD Global).
Apart from the four new devices and the data roaming service, Nokia fans (from select markets) can now purchase the exclusive 007-branded special edition Kevlar Case for the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 as part of the celebration to mark the firm’s partnership with the latest Bond movie which premieres in November, after being pushed forward from April due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Florian Seiche, the CEO, HMD Global: “I am incredibly proud of the innovations we have introduced today that build on our unique commitment to ensuring the Nokia smartphone experience will only get better over time. Today we are kicking off a new chapter for HMD Global as we step into 5G with a truly global, future-proof smartphone. Combined with the launch of HMD Connect, we are creating a truly seamless experience in terms of connectivity.”
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said: “We take great pride in working with our partners to deliver unique devices. That’s why we’re excited to announce a number of firsts with this launch. With the help of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Modular Platform, we’ve created a truly global 5G Nokia smartphone that’s designed with cost, usability and future-proofing in mind. Not only does the Qualcomm 5G solution enable to us condense more than 40 different radio frequency (RF) components in a single module, the Nokia 8.3 5G also features the highest number of 5G New Radio bands from 600hmz all the way up to 3.8GHz – meaning it is a truly global and future-proof device.
“The new Nokia 5.3 takes powerful features like the quad camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform and puts these at the fingertips of an even wider pool of fans. And we couldn’t ignore our wildly popular Originals family. That’s why we’re bringing back the Nokia 5310 – so you never miss a beat.”
Nokia 8.3 5G
The Nokia 8.3 5G is designed to support multiple and evolving 5G network deployments, with support for both standalone and non-standalone 5G combinations, which operators are rolling out around the globe. Being the first smartphone to use the Qualcomm 5G RF Front end module solution, as part of its Qualcomm Modular Platform, the Nokia 8.3 5G condenses more than 40 different RF components into a single module, making it not only a global device but also a future-proof smartphone which is ready for the next step in 5G.
The Nokia 8.3 5G also comes with a PureView quad camera with ZEISS optics. Debuting ZEISS Cinema capture and editor and bringing extraordinary low-light video recording with OZO audio, the Nokia 8.3 5G is ideal smartphone for those who want to create without limits. Inspired by Nokia’s Finnish roots, the Nokia 8.3 5G comes in Polar Night, a colour inspired by the arctic sky.
Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm, said: “We are proud to support HMD Global in announcing their new 5G device – one of the first commercially announced devices to be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Modular Platform. We developed this platform to help bring 5G experiences to everyone and give time to market advantages to our customers – it is a highly integrated solution based on the world’s first-announced mobile platform with integrated 5G, coupled with an advanced RF module to create a truly global 5G solution. Using this modular approach, Nokia 5G devices will be the perfect blend of sleek design and performance. Looking ahead, the possibilities with 5G are truly limitless, and we’re excited for what Qualcomm and HMD Global will accomplish together in the 5G era.”
The Nokia 5.3 comes with a quad camera, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform and a two-day battery life. The AI-powered quad-camera helps the user to capture the perfect shot no matter where they maybe, thanks to Night Mode. Wide-angle and macro lenses helps one to capture close-ups, or wide, scenic shots. Running Android 10 version, and with its 6.55” screen, the Nokia 5.3 enables the user to make the most out of streaming their favourite content or play games.
An advanced version of the original Nokia 5310 Xpress Music, the Nokia 5310 comes with an MP3 player and FM radio as well as dual front-facing speakers.
HMD Connect Global Data Roaming Service
HMD Connect global data roaming service is aimed to enable people around the world to benefit from a hassle-free data SIM when travelling, thereby enabling them to stay in full control of their data plans. Signing up via the app, fans will receive a SIM card to their home address and will have effortless control over their data plan. HMD Connect will launch in BETA through HMDConnect portal.
The HMD Connect global data roaming service currently works in over 120 countries across the globe, and, together with partner Greenwave Systems and local operators, HMD Global is working to expand the coverage to even more networks and countries in the future.
Martin Manniche, Founder and CEO, Greenwave Systems, said: “Our shared vision with HMD Global enables intelligent, affordable cellular connectivity everywhere in the world. Our AXON GlobalNet Platform offers a secure and affordable connection to subscribers around the world. We are excited for the future working with the HMD Global team and look forward to innovating more new services in the future.”