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MWC 2018: Nokia 8110 4G, Nokia 1, Nokia 6, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco launch highlights; price and specifications

HMD Global is expected to launch new smartphones based on Android One and Android Oreo (Go edition). Follow along for updates

  • Updated: February 25, 2018 9:24 PM IST
HMD Global MWC 2018 feat

HMD Global, the new home of Nokia phones, is set to announce its next lineup of smartphones and feature phones at MWC 2018. The Finnish company made its big debut at MWC last year, and it is now time for act II, where it can’t just rely on nostalgia to drive the narrative of its products.

Despite being a newcomer, HMD Global showed that it can make good products with the expertise of Nokia folks last year. It also managed to reap benefits of that product positioning with the company capturing one percent market share in the competitive smartphone market at the end of fourth quarter of 2018. It has done one thing better than most of its competitors – seeding the latest version of Android operating system to its device. This year, at MWC, HMD Global must show what all technology improvements it can bring to the table since it is easy to make Android phones for anyone with money under the belt.

At MWC 2018, HMD Global executives are expected to talk about their first year as a mobile brand and might shed some light on its achievements in the past year. The company will most likely announce the Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Pro/Nokia 9, Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 3310 4G at the event. Follow along for the latest updates from HMD Global’s MWC event.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:14 pm

That’s it from me and HMD Global. All the updates continue at http://www.bgr.in. Thanks for following along and happy Mobile World Congress day everyone. BYE!!!

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:13 pm

Do let us know which phones you plan to buy from the home of Nokia come April 2018. I have my eyes set on Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 8110 4G.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:12 pm

Reading between the lines: HMD Global is partnering closely with Google and this is important since software updates are everything.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:12 pm

To recap: HMD Global announced Nokia 8110 matrix phone, Nokia 1 with Android Oreo (Go edition), Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus with Android One and Nokia 8 Sirocco flagship.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:10 pm

Time for an advertorial of new devices. No one more thing folks.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:10 pm

There is now a Nokia phone for every consumer, says Florian

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:09 pm

Florian is here and he seems to be the happiest man on planet.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:09 pm

If you are looking for beautifully designed phones inside out and want update to date software from Google, you will love these phones from HMD Global. Google is really calling them good.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:08 pm

Android One devices ship out of the box with clean UI and carefully curated pre-installed apps. And it also includes Google Photos and will get updates faster than any other device.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:07 pm

We worked with HMD Global to tailor Google Assistant on Nokia 7 Plus, says Google. It is clear that HMD Global and Google are closely collaborating to support each other

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:06 pm

Android One is a portfolio devices offering superior performance and Nokia collaboration is the largest one yet

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:05 pm

Nokia 1 will be among first to deliver on Android Go promise

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:05 pm

With Android Oreo (Go ediiton), we improved performance without affecting performance, says Google

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:04 pm

Nokia 1 with Android One: http://bit.ly/2F3sh5m

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:04 pm

Nokia 6 (2018): http://bit.ly/2oppDxi

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:03 pm

Nokia 8110 4G: http://bit.ly/2BPsU0s

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:02 pm

Sarvikas is once again going through all the announcements

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:02 pm

It has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Will retail at 749 Euro (around Rs 60,000) and will be available in April

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:01 pm

It has a Zeiss dual rear camera with telephoto lens and three high dynamic range microphones for (Google Assistant).

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:01 pm

Nokia 8 Sirocco is IP67 water and dust resistant and supports wireless charging. Less than 2mm thick at the edge.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20189:00 pm

Nokia 8 Sirocco’s over 75 percent of surface is vacuum molded by Gorilla Glass. It is milled out of a single block of Stainless Steel. The iPhone X also uses Stainless Steel chassis.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:59 pm

Ordinary life deserves an extraordinary phone, Sarvikas introduces Nokia 8 Sirocco

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:59 pm

They have one more phone to show. So much of Nokia in a day. Great!!!

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:58 pm

Nokia 7 Plus will be available in April. It is priced at 399 Euro (around Rs 32,000)

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:57 pm

Relationship between Nokia mobiles and Zeiss goes decades back. Sebastian reminds everyone about Pureview and Nokia N series phones. Classics, truly

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:56 pm

Sebastian from Zeiss is on stage. Lets talk imaging.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:55 pm

Yes, at last, Nokia is bringing Pro camera with full manual controls. Remember Pureview anyone?

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:55 pm

Nokia 7 Plus features a telephoto lens to capture images that are at a distance. It also supports super pixel and pro camera technology.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:53 pm

It also Snapdragon 660 SoC with 4GB RAM and 2 days of battery life.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:53 pm

Nokia 7 Plus has 6-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display. Sarvikas says the display is vibrant than any other display. It has dual rear camera and a front camera with Zeiss optics.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:52 pm

Nokia 7 Plus announced, first phone from HMD Global to get 18:9 display. It looks beautiful and well engineered in the promotional video.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:51 pm

Sarvikas is switching gears and talking about next device.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:51 pm

It will be available from April at an average retail price of 279 Euro

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:50 pm

Nokia 6 (2018) gets Snapdragon 630, a huge upgrade over 430 on its predecessor. Supports wireless charging, cheapest phone to get the feature. Will come in blue gold, black copper and white color options.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:50 pm

Nokia 6 (2018) also gets Zeiss optics and there is Bothie mode to capture with both front and rear camera simultaneously. There is face unlock feature as well.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:49 pm

Nokia 6 (2018) announced for the global market. It comes with improved processor and machined out of single piece of aluminum.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:48 pm

Sarvikas is calling Nokia 6 as an icon and says it won fans all over the world. Time for a video.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:47 pm

Think of this as marriage between Nokia’s craftsmanship and Google’s software ecosystem. Time for Android One.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:46 pm

Nokia 8 received Oreo in October and is running Android 8.1 Oreo. Sarvikas is bragging here but he is right. Flagships running a year old operating system, time to rethink

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:45 pm

There is a lot of emphasis on pure, secure and updated Android operating system.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:45 pm

Nokia is introducing Xpress-on covers and will be priced around $85 in key markets.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:44 pm

Nokia 1 is the most affordable smartphone, says Sarvikas. It features Android Oreo (Go edition), promises to stay secure and updated.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:43 pm

Also Sarvikas is running through device updates really fast.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:43 pm

Reminder: Android Go is a lightweight version of Android Oreo

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:43 pm

Time to talk about Android Oreo Go and Nokia 1

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:42 pm

Nokia 8110 will be available in Banana Blue.. Oops… Banana Yellow. It is priced at 79 Euro (around Rs 6,500). Not a bad deal at all for 4G feature phone with hotspot functionality

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:41 pm

Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Search, Facebook and Twitter. Nokia 8110 4G is unlike the one from past.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:40 pm

Sarvikas says Nokia 8110 4G is a transition device and will help switch off from our connected world.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:39 pm

Please tell us all your memories about Nokia 8110

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:39 pm

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global is coming on stage to talk about Nokia 8110 4G

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:38 pm

Nokia 3310 took the mobile industry by storm. The company is now resurrecting another feature phone. Brace yourselves.

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:37 pm

2018 will be a critical year and expand our portfolio and deepen our products, says HMD Global CEO

Karthekayan Iyer February 25, 20188:11 pm

Hey folks, you are early. The event is scheduled to start at 4PM CET (or 8.30PM IST). In the meantime, here is what we expect to see: http://www.bgr.in/features/mwc-2018-nokia-1-nokia-4-nokia-7-plus-nokia-9-nokia-8-sirocco-rumor-roundup/

  • Published Date: February 25, 2018 7:27 PM IST
  • Updated Date: February 25, 2018 9:24 PM IST