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Following an appearance at the Mobile World Congress event earlier this year, HMD Global on Wednesday launched its Nokia 4.2 smartphone, and has opened up the mid-range device to preorders. Here is the best part though—the asking price is a comparatively scant $189, making the Nokia 4.2 one of the more affordable handsets around. Obviously at that price the phone does not come with bleeding edge hardware, and as such it is not going to topple the likes of Samsung's Galaxy S10 or Apple's iPhone XS Max, or any flagship phone that is out there. Those phones are faster, and of course they cost way more as a result, topping a grand in some cases (depending on the configuration). So what does... Read more...
HMD Global is really trying to show that it can deliver compelling smartphone designs while leveraging what’s left of the storied Nokia brand name. The latest entry into the company’s smartphone onslaught isn’t a flagship per se, but the Nokia X71 has enough eye-catching features to entice potential buyers. First off, the Nokia X71 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, which is decidedly in the mid-range market with respect to performance and features. That SoC is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (although you can expand it with the integration microSD reader). The display measures 6.39 inches and has a 19.3:9 aspect ratio with a Full HD+ resolution.... Read more...
If you’re looking for camera overload with your next smartphone, HMD Global is hoping to grab your attention with the release of the Nokia 9 PureView flagship smartphone. We talked about the phone in detail earlier this week when it was officially unveiled, but official pricing and availability is now being presented for all to see. For starters, the Nokia 9 PureView has an MSRP of $699, which is about a $100 less than what you’d expect to pay for a Google Pixel 3. However, HMD Global has a limited time promotion that is currently running that knocks $100 off that price, taking it to a more affordable $599 price tag.  The smartphone officially goes on sale March 3rd,... Read more...
HMD Global, the “home” of Nokia phones, introduced a number of smartphones at the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. One of their most striking devices is the Nokia 9 PureView, which features a “Penta-lens” camera system with Zeiss Optics and Android 9 Pie. The Nokia 9 PureView includes seven circular cutouts on its back. Two of these cutouts are color cameras with Zeiss Optics, another three are monochrome sensors, and the final two are a LED flash and proximity sensor. The device uses artificial intelligence (AI) to to combine the data gathered from all of the cameras. The PureView is reportedly able to capture up to ten times as much light as... Read more...
One of two things need to happen before a leak or rumor graduates to 'confirmed' status—either the company behind the unreleased product has to make a formal announcement or acknowledgement, or prominent leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) needs to get his hands on a press render and post it for all the world to see. Sure, technically speaking, the latter is still not a confirmation, but it might as well be. We bring this up because Blass has posted what looks to be a legitimate press render of the upcoming Nokia 9 PureView. Image Source: Twitter via Evan Blass (@evleaks) What's immediately visible in the press render is the rumored Penta-Lens camera system. There are actually seven... Read more...
For a long stretch of time, we could pretty much predict what any new flagship smartphone would entail: a faster processor, better camera performance (sometimes with higher megapixel counts), and potentially more storage. Those things still mostly apply, but there's also the push to implement full front displays and fancier camera arrangements, both of which Nokia's upcoming 9 PureView will purportedly deliver. Image Source: Instagram via review1st A new and supposedly leaked image gives a view of the back of the Nokia 9 PureView, and what we clearly see is the rumored Penta-Lens design. The image is consistent with previous leaks showing the flagship Android device with five rear cameras, plus... Read more...
It doesn't matter how many times we say this—and we've said it a lot—companies just don't understand there are no mulligans on the Internet. Word to the wise, if you post something online, you can't take it back. We bring this up because Nokia, for a brief blip in time, teased a new gaming phone on its Twitter account in India. The tweet is no longer available, presumably because Nokia wasn't ready to tease its upcoming phone, and decided to delete it. We're not sure why—there was not much to glean from the teaser, such as detailed specs, price, or any information on when it might launch. However, Nokia did make clear that its upcoming handset is a "phone you can #GameOn." There... Read more...
Things are just getting started when it comes to a broad rollout for 5G. There have been no smartphones announced with 5G capabilities -- yet -- but vendors like Qualcomm and Intel have already announced their 5G modems that will be going into future devices. But it's just not device support that is needed to bring 5G to the masses; there also has be backend support from wireless carriers to deliver the increased speeds to customers. Third-place U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Nokia to provide hardware solutions, software and services for its 5G rollout. This will be an end-to-end technology partnership... Read more...
Nokia is perhaps better known for their smartphones and strong telecommunications presence, but the company also has a foothold in the digital health market. The company has embraced the “connected health” wearables trend since their acquisition of French consumer electronics company Withing in April 2016. Nokia has continued to offer and relaunch many of Withing’s award-winning products, including items like the Nokia Steel HR activity tracking hybrid smartwatch we're looking at here today. Withing launched multiple versions of their Activité activity tracker in 2014 and 2015 and Nokia quickly released the Nokia Steel shortly after purchasing Withing. The Nokia Steel... Read more...
HMD Global has officially resurrected the Nokia X-series with the introduction of the Nokia X6 at a launch event in Beijing, China. The new phone is yet another Android device to adopt a notched display similar in style to Apple's flagship iPhone X (the Essential Phone was actually the first handset to use a notch). Unlike the iPhone X, however, the Nokia X6 is a mid-range smartphone built around Qualcomm's Snadragon 636 chipset. To HMD Global's credit, you wouldn't know the Nokia X6 is a mid-range phone just by looking at it. The device sports a premium build with a 5.8-inch FHD+ (2280x1080) display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and has shiny metallic exterior with rounded corners. It... Read more...
An image has leaked via Chinese website Baidu that shows what is allegedly a line art image of a coming Nokia smartphone. According to the leak, this smartphone has five cameras arrayed around the back of the smartphone. We can clearly see a series of smaller circles arrayed around the circumference of a larger circle in the leaked image. We would assume that the lone circle below the cameras is the fingerprint scanner, but there is no confirmation of that. Anyone who can count can see that there are seven smaller circles on the back of that smartphone. Since the leak tips five cameras, the other circles might be for laser element and LED flash. The source of the leak is claimed to be Foxconn,... Read more...
High-end flagship smartphones get most of the press and stoke the most geek lust for shoppers. However, there is a substantial portion of smartphone shoppers out there who only want a device that can check email, take decent pics, and hit Facebook. You don't need a high-end $1,000 iPhone X for those tasks. All you really need is something like the Nokia 2 entry-level smartphone that has turned up on Amazon for pre-order. This little device sells for $99 unlocked is ready to use on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks, and includes a warranty. The smartphone is offered in black with black side trim or black with copper side trim. You can also get it in black side trim with a... Read more...
One of the advantages to owning a lower power smartphone is that battery life should be a high point, at least compared to a flagship handset. That is precisely the case with Nokia's new Nokia 2 handset. Why call it the Nokia 2? The number in its model name is indicative of the claimed 2-days of battery life on a single charge, provided by a rather capacious 4,100 mAh battery pack. Nokia's pitch is that "frequent top-up charges will become a thing of the past" with the Nokia 2. Of course, that will depend on usage, though the Nokia 2 is really aimed at casual users and not performance junkies who play a lot of games and other tasks that can drain a battery. Underneath the hood of the Nokia 2... Read more...
Despite all of the hype and excitement surrounding virtual reality over the past couple of years, the market for VR has not grown at the pace Nokia had anticipated or hoped it would. As a result, the company has decided to 'optimize' its investments in VR, starting with halting development of Ozo, a 360-degree VR camera that debuted at $60,000 before receiving a price cut to $45,000. The company is also reducing its workforce as it pivots to digital health. "Nokia Technologies is at a point where, with the right focus and investments, we can meaningfully grow our footprint in the digital health market, and we must seize that opportunity," said Gregory Lee, president of Nokia Technologies. "While... Read more...
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