Published: Mon, February 26, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Nokia phones to expand to high-end while also striking nostalgia chord

Nokia phones to expand to high-end while also striking nostalgia chord

HMD Global, the team behind the device, says they've opted for a curved pOLED 2K display on the Sirocco which they say is just 2mm thin at the edge. As expected, the company has a total of five phones at the event. The smartphone was unveiled earlier this year for China, and this is the global launch of the same device. This device has an uncommon collection of specifications to it - one we're not used to rolling with here in the United States.

About a month ago, HMD Global's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas made a post on Twitter to tease the launches planned for MWC 2018. Anyway, let's find out about all the newly launched Nokia phones.

That's great news for users, as it basically guarantees at least three years of consistent use from the phone. HMD also revived the iconic Nokia 8000 series with their first classic Nokia 8110, which now comes with 4G and some other improvements. Two colors will be available including black/copper and white/copper, and all devices will have Android Oreo.

New Nokia 6 will be available from May for a global average retail price of €279. The company also announced the Xpress-on interchangeable covers for the Nokia 1 smartphone. To Nokia fans, the name won't be unfamiliar as it is partially taken from the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition.

As it was rumoured for a long time, the Nokia 1 is the company's Android Go smartphone as it ships with Android Oreo (Go Edition). It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset.

Nevertheless, NPU says that if the tip it received turns out to be accurate, the Nokia 8 Pro will have a penta-lens camera module, as well as the rotating zoom camera technology Zeiss patented previous year. It claims to charge up to 50% in 30 minutes and promises the standby time of up to 507 hours. Notably, the smartphone comes with facial recognition technology.

Google's Android One programme identifies high-quality, affordable components that can go into next-generation smartphones and makes it easier for manufacturers to build a device.

The Nokia 7 Plus is machined from a single block of aluminum which then receives 6 layers of paint for a ceramic-like finish. It includes a 4.5-inch 480p display, with a 5MP rear camera that records 480p video.

It actually features a Live Bokeh mode, which allows you to fine tune the level of background blur with instant visual results on screen, allowing you to set up your picture before hitting the shutter key.

The phone comes with a 5.5-inch 2.5D display with "damage-resistant" Corning Gorilla Glass on top. It also carries IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.

HMD also showed the new Nokia 6 today. And because the phone is with Android One, it should be among the first to get the latest updates too.

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