Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 to get Face unlock via OTA update soon, Nokia 7 Plus gets ARCore support

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Nokia promised the face unlock feature on the recently launched Nokia 8 Sirocco, 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018) but the feature is nowhere to be seen yet even after months since the launch. However, Nokia Mobiles on Twitter has confirmed that the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and the new Nokia 6.1, as well as the Nokia 8, will get face unlock as an OTA update in the coming months. Continue reading “Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 to get Face unlock via OTA update soon, Nokia 7 Plus gets ARCore support”

Nokia 8 finally gets Pro camera mode via OTA update

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HMD Global has rolled out an update to the Nokia 8 which brings the much talked Pro camera mode which brings you full manual controls over white balance, focus, ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation, as it had promised at its global event in Russia earlier this week. Other inclusions with this latest OTA update include stability improvements and user interface improvements. Continue reading “Nokia 8 finally gets Pro camera mode via OTA update”

HMD Global raises $100 million, will invest in growth of Nokia

HMD Global – the home of Nokia phones, today announced that it has raised additional $100 million from multiple investors to scale business operations and fund the company’s growth in its second year. This round of investment has been led by Geneva-based, Ginko Ventures via Alpha Ginko Ltd. with participation from DMJ Asia Investment Opportunity Limited and Wonderful Stars Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of FIH Mobile Ltd. Continue reading “HMD Global raises $100 million, will invest in growth of Nokia”

Nokia X with slim design surfaces, expected to launch on April 27th in China

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HMD Global is not backing out in launching phone across the globe, especially the Asian markets, and it now looks the company is on the verge of bringing a new mid-range smartphone dubbed Nokia X. According to a leaked digital advertisement that surfaced in China, the company will be launching the phone on April 27th.  Continue reading “Nokia X with slim design surfaces, expected to launch on April 27th in China”

KaiOS 2.5 will run on feature phones with Qualcomm, Spreadtrum chipsets with just 256MB RAM

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At the MWC event, KaiOS Technologies announced that it is partnering with Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA, Airfind, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Doro, HMD Global, Micromax, NXP, Qualcomm to integrate with newest chipsets and offer advanced functionality on lite phones. Furthermore, KaiOS is already supported on high-performance LTE chipset platform Spreadtrum’s SC9820A which is now running on JioPhone.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco Android One smartphone with 5.5-inch Quad HD OLED display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras announced

HMD Global, apart from Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 1 and  Nokia 8110, also introduced a brand new variant of the Nokia 8 dubbed; Nokia 8 Sirocco and is also an Android One variant. While the core specifications remain almost same, there are few additions on board like the glass body for wireless charging support, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and more. Continue reading “Nokia 8 Sirocco Android One smartphone with 5.5-inch Quad HD OLED display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras announced”

Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone with 4.5-inch display, 4G VoLTE, swappable Xpress-on covers announced

HMD Global apart from Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8110, Nokia 6 (2018) Android One for global markets, it also announced the Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) that sports a 4.5-inches display, MediaTek MT6737M Quad-Core processor, 1GB RAM. Continue reading “Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone with 4.5-inch display, 4G VoLTE, swappable Xpress-on covers announced”

Nokia 8110 4G VoLTE feature phone with 2.4-inch Curved display announced

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HMD Global at the MWC 2018 event brought back the Nostalgia yet again like it did with Nokia 3310 at the MWC 2017 last year with the Nokia 8110 4G. It is a feature phone with 2.4-inch QVGA Curved display, intuitive tactile mechanics with slide to answer and end the call, and a helicopter-style spin on its axis. Continue reading “Nokia 8110 4G VoLTE feature phone with 2.4-inch Curved display announced”

Nokia smartphone with Penta-Lens camera module design surfaces

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There were rumors about an unknown Nokia phone for quite some time which is said to come with 5-camera lens on the back. Now a design sketch of the same has surfaced showing how the camera arrangement on the rear might look like. This is just a prototype design, and Foxconn is said to be currently working on a way to design and manufacture the phone.
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HMD Global MWC 2018 event set for February 25, Nokia 9, Nokia 7 Plus and more expected

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HMD global just confirmed its MWC 2018 press conference on February 25th, 2018 where the company is expected to launch Nokia 9 flagship as the successor to the Nokia 8 . The company’s Cheif product officer, Juho Sarvikas‏ confirmed the same on Twitter.  Continue reading “HMD Global MWC 2018 event set for February 25, Nokia 9, Nokia 7 Plus and more expected”

Nokia Asha phones might return as HMD Global files trademark

HMD Global just trademarked “Asha” with the EU Intellectual Property Office. Asha is the Nokia’s former feature phone line-up with a touchscreen display and support for services like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. Continue reading “Nokia Asha phones might return as HMD Global files trademark”

Nokia 2 to get Android 8.1 Oreo update directly, will include memory management features

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HMD Global’s Chief product officer Juho Sarvikas‏ has confirmed that Nokia 2 will get Android 8.1 Oreo update directly skipping 8.0 update. He hasn’t given any time frame but said that most of the Android 8.1 features would be available, including the memory management improvements, which is needed since the phone has only 1GB of RAM. Continue reading “Nokia 2 to get Android 8.1 Oreo update directly, will include memory management features”

HMD Global appoints Florian Seiche as CEO

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Back in July HMD Global CEO Nummela left the company through mutual agreement between him and the HMD Global Board of Directors and  Florian Seiche was appointed as acting CEO. Today HMD global has appointed Florian Seiche as the permanent CEO of the company. He will also join HMD Global Board immediately. Continue reading “HMD Global appoints Florian Seiche as CEO”

HMD Global schedules an event on October 19 in China, Nokia 7 expected?

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HMD Global has scheduled an event in China on October 19th in China where the company is expected to launch a brand new phone. Currently, there is no clear information as to what the company might introduce because of the multiple possibilities. The company might launch the Nokia 8 variants in China or announce a brand new model altogether.

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HMD Global confirms it will not unlock Bootloader on Nokia Android smartphones [Update]

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[Update: HMD Global’s CTO Mikko Jaakkola has confirmed that the company would unlock the bootloader of Nokia smartphones one at a time.]

Nokia 8 is the company’s first flagship phone since its return to the smartphone market. The device was launched in India earlier this week and was first introduced by HMD Global back in August. While Nokia fans are excited and happy that the brand is launching flagships along with budget phones, here comes a news that might come as a shock to some. Continue reading “HMD Global confirms it will not unlock Bootloader on Nokia Android smartphones [Update]”