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”

Vodafone India teams up with Nokia to deploy cloud packet core in Bengaluru to meet mobile network data demand

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Vodafone India today has announced that it has deployed Nokia’s field-proven cloud packet core to cost-effectively provide faster mobile broadband and enhance the scale and agility of its network to ensure the timely launch of new services. The technology leverages all the benefits of a cloud packet core architecture for maximizing resource utilization and rapidly deploying services when needed. Continue reading “Vodafone India teams up with Nokia to deploy cloud packet core in Bengaluru to meet mobile network data demand”

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”

Nokia closes sale of its Digital Health business back to Withings co-founder Éric Carreel

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Early this month Nokia confirmed its plans to sell back its Digital Health business to Éric Carreel, co-founder and former chairman of Withings. Though rumors suggested that Google’s Nest is looking to acquire Nokia’s Health Division, the company today announced it had closed the sale of its Digital Health business to Eric Carreel, co-founder and former chairman of Withings. Continue reading “Nokia closes sale of its Digital Health business back to Withings co-founder Éric Carreel”

Nokia 2.1 Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone with 5.5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 425, 4000mAh battery announced

HMD Global, along with the new Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1, also introduced the new Nokia 2.1, successor of last year’s Nokia 2, which is now a Android (Go edition) smartphone. It has a 5.5-inch HD screen, is powered by  Snapdragon 425  with 1GB of RAM, has an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.

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Nokia 3.1 Android One smartphone with 5.2-inch HD+ 18:9 display, Android Oreo announced

HMD Global just announced Nokia 3.1, successor of last year’s Nokia 3 along with the new Nokia 5.1 at an event in Russia. Similar to the other Nokia phones, it is an Android One smartphone. It packs a 5.2-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect  ratio, is powered by MediaTek MT6750 SoC with up to 3GB RAM, runs Android 8.0 (Oreo), which is upgradable to Android P in future. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Continue reading “Nokia 3.1 Android One smartphone with 5.2-inch HD+ 18:9 display, Android Oreo announced”

Nokia 5.1 Android One smartphone with 5.5-inch FHD+ display, 16MP rear camera, metal body announced

HMD Global just announced its 2018 refresh of its budget lineup, that includes Nokia 5.1, successor of last year’s Nokia 5. Similar to the other Nokia phones, it is an Android One smartphone. It packs a 5.5-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect  ratio, is powered by unannounced 2.0 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P18 SoC with up to 3GB RAM, runs Android 8.0 (Oreo), which is upgradable to Android P in future. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Continue reading “Nokia 5.1 Android One smartphone with 5.5-inch FHD+ display, 16MP rear camera, metal body announced”

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 partners with Crypto Startup Streamr for remote community hosted networks

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Nokia has announced that it is partnering with Streamr who has just launched Real-time Data Marketplace. This connects data producers and consumers. The main motto behind this is to offer connectivity to remote rural areas and enjoy the benefits that follow. Continue reading “Nokia partners with Crypto Startup Streamr for remote community hosted networks”

HMD Global schedules an event on May 29 in Moscow, Nokia 2, 3 and 5 2018 editions expected

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HMD Global has scheduled a press event in Moscow, Russia on May 29th where the company is expected to launch new Nokia phones. The company has started sending out media invites for the launch where the company’s CEO Florian Seiche, HMD’s CMO Pekka Rantala and CPO Juho Sarvikas will be present. Continue reading “HMD Global schedules an event on May 29 in Moscow, Nokia 2, 3 and 5 2018 editions expected”

Nokia X6 with 5.8-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 636, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 announced

HMD Global just announced the Nokia X6, the company’s first Android smartphone in the ‘Nokia X’ series in China, as it had promised. It has a 5.8-inch FHD+ display with a notch and 19:9 aspect ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 636 with up to 6GB RAM, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo), has a 16-megapixel rear camera with RGB sensor, along with a 5-megapixel secondary rear camera with a monochrome sensor, AI portrait and scene recognition and a 16-megapixel front camera with AI selfies with background blur, stickers and face unlock.

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HMD Global confirms Android P update to Nokia 5 and Nokia 6; Nokia 3.1 / Nokia 3 2018 with Android 8.0 Oreo surfaces

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HMD Global has been super active in rolling out updates to its smartphones be it major OS upgrades or monthly security patches. Today HMD Global’s Cheif Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has re-confirmed that it will be rolling out Android P update to Nokia 5, Nokia 6 (2017).  Continue reading “HMD Global confirms Android P update to Nokia 5 and Nokia 6; Nokia 3.1 / Nokia 3 2018 with Android 8.0 Oreo surfaces”

Nokia X6 with 5.8-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras price, detailed specifications surface

HMD Global is all set to introduce Nokia X6, a new mid-range smartphone in the new ‘X series’ in China tomorrow, May 16th. Name of the smartphone was confirmed  recently, and the specifications of the smartphone were revealed by TENAA certification. Now the price and complete specifications of the phone have been revealed by early listing by online retailer Suning. Continue reading “Nokia X6 with 5.8-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras price, detailed specifications surface”