At MWC, HMD is launching its new line of Nokia-branded phones. The company started off its MWC keynote by announcing its “deeper” partnership with Google by joining Android One, which will power most of the company’s new Android phones today.
Here’s everything you need to know about HMD’s new Nokia-branded phones.
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Nokia 8810 4G
Nokia is bringing back the popular Nokia 8810 feature phone that featured on The Matrix decades ago. The company is today launching the Nokia 8810 4G, a €79 phone that comes with 4GB of storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 205, 4G connectivity, Google Assistant, Facebook, and other apps. It even has the slider that gave it the “banana” look from the original 8810.
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia is upgrading its flagship Android phone with a new curved display design. The new Nokia 8 Sirocco boasts a 5.5-inch QHD pOLED curved display and is built of a single block of stainless steel. The device comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is a bit disappointing considering most other flagship phones coming out this MWC include the new Snapdragon 845. Plus, there is no headphone jack. It will be available this April for €749. Oof. But hey, at least it looks beautiful.
Nokia 7 Plus
The Nokia 7 Plus is more of an interesting product. It’s a mid-range Android device with the Snapdragon 660, a 6-inch IPS LCD display, 4GB RAM, and promises to offer up to 2 days of battery life. Nokia is bringing the Nokia 8’s Bothie feature to the Nokia 7 Plus, and the device will now offer advanced control over key camera features thanks to Zeiss optics. This device costs €399, and it will be available this April.
Nokia is also launching a refreshed Nokia 6 this year. The new Nokia 6 comes with more power thanks to the Snapdragon 630 and up to 4GB RAM, a slightly improved design made out of a single block of aluminium, and support for wireless charging. It will be available this May for €279.
And lastly, there’s the crazy cheap Nokia 1. It’s an Android Go phone that will retail for $85 and comes with a MediaTek MT6737M processor, 1GB RAM, an 5MP primary camera, 8GB storage, and a 2150mAh battery. This device is meant for developing countries, and it comes with Android Go which is a stripped down version of Android Oreo meant for less powerful devices like the Nokia 1. It comes with $7.99 Xpress-on covers that let you customize the look of the device.
Nokia’s new line of Android devices seems pretty solid, though the flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco might not get much traction as the others, especially the Nokia 1 and the Nokia 7 Plus.