HMD Global announces five new Nokia phones; specs, features and price


Originally launched in China, the new Nokia 6 is now being released globally.

Actually, more than one, as several live streams should be available across the company's multiple PR and social media channels as the glamorous pre-MWC 2018 shindig kicks off at 6 p.m. CET. "But, actually it is also in Western markets, it's more as a lifestyle secondary phone and bringing it with 4G and Wi-Fi and some key apps people use everyday, it can now be a true secondary device". It is backed by a 3,800mAh battery and supports Nokia OZO Audio with three microphones onboard. Android Go has a pure and clean layout with no customised UI or skins. Some of these Android Go apps have already been launched like YouTube Go, Google Go, Play Store Go, and Gmail Go.

But the good news is that it steps-up to be a more powerful mid-range phone with that upgraded Snapdragon 630 heart. It also packs in a 5MP front-facing camera.

The phone will be available in two variants. Available from early April, with a choice of clip-on covers, the Nokia 1 will be retailing for an average of $85.

Here's availability and pricing details straight from Nokia.

It is a fixed focus camera with a f/2.0 aperture and again Zeiss optics. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates. HMD claims the smartphone is built from a single block of aluminum.

Nokia got its start as one of the trailblazers in mobile, and then smartphones, with its own Symbian OS. One with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB internal storage while the second model will come with 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. Its fingerprint sensor sits on the back. Inside there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, while the primary camera is believed to be a premium offering with a dual 12MP and 13MP sensor array. The rear camera of the Nokia 7 Plus features a dual lens ZEISS setup. A 5-megapixel shooter (f/2.0 aperture) lies on the front side of the phone, while the Nokia 8 Sirocco also comes with a display flash.

Still, you'll benefit from the long battery life of yesteryear, with each charge promising an impressive 17 days of standby, or 48 hours of MP3 music playback. G5 also features new Google assistant through which user can make calls, navigate, send messages, and manage other tasks just by pressing the Home button. The latest lineup includes Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, new Nokia 6 and Nokia 1.

HMD also unveiled a new version of the Nokia 6, one of its first smartphones announced at MWC a year ago. It also includes wireless charging. The Dual-Sight feature enables both front and back cameras to give a split screen visual.

Besides using an older display, the phone has a 5.5-inch QHD pOLED display in the older 16:9 aspect ratio.

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