Nokia 7 Plus Android P Beta 3 (DP4) now available via OTA, here’s how to get it

HMD Global has finally released Android P  Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3) V3.110 for the Nokia 7 Plus smartphone, weeks after Google pushed the update for its Pixel devices. In addition to option to side-load the update manually, the company is also offering  OTA update, similar to Google.  Continue reading “Nokia 7 Plus Android P Beta 3 (DP4) now available via OTA, here’s how to get it”

Nokia X5 with 5.86-inch 19:9 display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1, Dual 4G VoLTE announced

HMD Global just announced Nokia X5, the company’s latest smartphone in the ‘X series’ in China, as it had promised. It comes with a 5.86-inch HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio 2.5D curved glass display with 84% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 12nm  processor with up to 6GB of RAM, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) OS, which is upgradable to Android P. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera for AI portrait shots. There is also an 8-megapixel camera on the front for AI-powered selfie portraits and beauty mode. Continue reading “Nokia X5 with 5.86-inch 19:9 display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1, Dual 4G VoLTE announced”

HMD Global schedules an event on July 18, Nokia X5 with 5.86-inch 19:9 display, dual rear cameras expected

Update 3 – July 17: After postponing the launch event last week due to issue with the venue, HMD Global today confirmed that the launch of new ‘X series’ smartphone in China will take place tomorrow, July 18th at 2PM (11:30 AM IST). We already know the specifications and the design of the smartphone. We will know the price tomorrow. Continue reading “HMD Global schedules an event on July 18, Nokia X5 with 5.86-inch 19:9 display, dual rear cameras expected”

Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) with Snapdragon 636, Android 8.1 surfaces in benchmarks

Nokia smartphones, and the global version of the X6 with model numbers TA-1083 and TA-1116 were certified by Bluetooth SIG  last month. Now the Nokia 6.1 Plus has surfaced on Geekbench, confirming the existence of the global version of the X6. This reveals Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB of RAM and Android 8.1 (Oreo). Continue reading “Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) with Snapdragon 636, Android 8.1 surfaces in benchmarks”

Nokia and China Mobile sign 1 billion euro frame agreement for future-oriented network infrastructure

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Nokia and China Mobile today announced that they have signed a one-year frame agreement that is being valued at up to EUR 1 billion. This agreement will support the Chinese mobile operators to a future-oriented network infrastructure and provide seamless connectivity to more efficiently growing data traffic demand. Continue reading “Nokia and China Mobile sign 1 billion euro frame agreement for future-oriented network infrastructure”

Nokia 5.1 Plus / X5 could go official on July 11, Snapdragon 845 and 710-powered phones expected in Q3

Nokia TA-1109 got certified by TENAA last month, which is expected to be introduced as Nokia X5 in China and Nokia 5.1 Plus in other markets. Now a new poster of the smartphone has surfaced in China that confirms the name and design. The phone is said to be introduced on July 11th, which is next Wednesday.

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Nokia, Tencent sign agreement to accelerate 5G webscale research and applications

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At the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Nokia and Tencent have signed an agreement to combinedly research and development to explore the potential of 5G for the provision of new applications, including those for a variety of vertical markets. Continue reading “Nokia, Tencent sign agreement to accelerate 5G webscale research and applications”

Nokia A1 Plus with OLED display, Snapdragon 845, in-display fingerprint sensor said to launch later this year

HMD Global is planning on launching a new high-end flagship Nokia smartphone. According to reports, the phone is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Surprisingly, the device also features an in-display fingerprint sensor, which will make it the first Nokia phone with this feature. Continue reading “Nokia A1 Plus with OLED display, Snapdragon 845, in-display fingerprint sensor said to launch later this year”

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 5.1 Plus / X5 with 5.86-inch 19:9 display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 gets certified

HMD Global announced the Nokia 5.1, successor of last year’s Nokia 5 last month. After Bluetooth certification, Nokia smartphone with the model number TA-1109 has been certified by TENAA. This could be released as Nokia X5 in China and Nokia 5.1 Plus in other markets. This reveals a 5.86-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 19:9 aspect  ratio and a notch, and it will be powered by a 2GHz Octa-Core SoC with up to 6GB of RAM. Continue reading “Nokia 5.1 Plus / X5 with 5.86-inch 19:9 display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 gets certified”

Nokia 2 finally gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta

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HMD Global launched the Nokia 2 budget smartphone in India back in November last year. At the launch the company confirmed that the phone will get Android 8.0 (Oreo) update in the future. Later in December HMD Global’s Chief product officer Juho Sarvikas‏ confirmed that Nokia 2 will get Android 8.1 Oreo update directly skipping 8.0 update, and also said that it the update will bring most of the Android 8.1 features including the memory management improvements. Continue reading “Nokia 2 finally gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta”

Nokia X6 (TA-1083 and TA-1116) global variants receive Bluetooth certification

Nokia X6 with model numbers TA-1099 and TA-1103 were certified by Bluetooth SIG last month before it went official in China . Now two more models TA-1083 and TA-1116 were certified by Bluetooth SIG. Nokia TA-1116 already got certified in Russia, but it was not announced at the global event in Russia a few weeks back, and we only saw the Nokia 5.1Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 2.1 budget smartphones.

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Nokia X6 update brings option to hide the notch, new AI portrait features, June Android security patch and more

HMD Global introduced the Nokia X6 smartphone in China. Few weeks after the phone went on sale in China, the company has pushed a new software update that brings several new features including an option to hide the notch, similar to most of the smartphones. The update also brings updates to AI portraits that lets you swap the background.

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Verizon and Nokia announce the completion of first 3GPP New Radio technology

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Verizon and Nokia today mentioned a major milestone on the road to commercial 5G deployment as the companies announced the successful completion of a series of data sessions over the 3GPP New Radio 5G standard outdoors. They were also successful in multi-carrier aggregation to boost those signals into Gbps range. Continue reading “Verizon and Nokia announce the completion of first 3GPP New Radio technology”

Nokia announces completion of 5G new radio data call with 4G and 5G dual connectivity in China

5G logoNokia today has announced that it has successfully completed an end-to-end 5G New Radio (5G NR) data call. This is a part of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) 5G Technology R&D trial. The 3GPP-compliant dual connectivity call was conducted using a 5G NR system over-the-air on the 3.5GHz frequency band and LTE in the 2.1 GHz frequency band, supported by a 5G user equipment simulator provided by PRISMA Telecom Testing. Continue reading “Nokia announces completion of 5G new radio data call with 4G and 5G dual connectivity in China”