By Brian Yatich
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced five new additions to its portfolio of Android smartphones – Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, new Nokia 6 and Nokia 1.
These new devices comes after the phone company, according to analyst firm Counterpoint, sold total of 16.3 million phones between July and September of 2017. From this figure, 2.8 million were smartphone sales and 13.5 million were feature phone sales.
The five new devices, according to the phone maker, promises a pure, smart, secure and up-to-date Android experience.
The Global phone maker also announced it is set to become the first global partner to have a full suite of devices selected into the Android One programme by Google, seeking to deliver a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience has ensured Nokia smartphones were a natural fit for the global programme.
In a statement, the Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of HMD Global Pekka Rantala said that smartphones are an everyday partner and something people need to know they can rely on.
“Last year we promised that we would deliver on all the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience and that we would live up to the trust people have in the Nokia brand. This year, we are delighted to join the Android One programme that reinforces our commitment to pure, secure and up-to-date Android and makes us a natural choice,” He added.
With a pure Android installation, the Nokia smartphones come with no UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up battery life or slow them down so you can enjoy your new phone for longer.
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Inspired by the rich design heritage of Nokia phones, the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s elegant design and compact style is the ideal blend of precise crafts-man ship and purposeful innovation.
The device delivers storytelling features including enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics and carefully tuned acoustics with Nokia spatial audio, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is an ultra-compact powerhouse, and our most beautiful smartphone to date.
Its curved glass finish envelops a precision-crafted stainless-steel frame to deliver a fusion of strength and beauty.
Its stainless steel frame is 2.5 times stronger than 6000 series aluminium, and its 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is robust enough to endure life’s everyday knocks. Luxuriously weighted and perfectly balanced, it feels more secure in your hand thanks to the improved grip given by the dual diamond-polished stainless steel frame.
The device allows users to capture every detail thanks to the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics that combine an ultra-sensitive, wide angle primary camera for impressive low-light performance and a secondary 13MP sensor with 2x optical zoom.
Nokia 7 Plus
Made for creators to deliver stunning content, the Nokia 7 Plus combines innovative optical hardware and imaging algorithms that captures moments into photos.
The device is enhanced Dual-Sight, dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics combined with an ultra-sensitive 12MP wide-angle primary camera for excellent performance in both low-light and it also has an extra secondary 13MP camera that delivers 2x optical zoom for the moments when you wish you were closer.
The Nokia 7 Plus is backed by powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 660 Mobile Platform to enable users to capture and enjoy more content for longer.
With its gently curved back and slim edges, it comes with a big-screen experience in a comfortable, neat package with a vivid 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display, making the Nokia 7 Plus perfect for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment with more content in the same width as a traditional 5.5-inch display device.
Available in a choice of two colour blends, Black/Copper and White/Copper, the Nokia 7 Plus will go on sale from early April.
The New Nokia 6
Building on the success of its predecessor, the New Nokia 6 packs an enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast charging, offering a more compact screen-to-body ratio, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo.
The New Nokia 6 takes the original’s precision quality to the next level by combining a body, made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium, with an 11-hour two-tone anodising and polishing process.
The device unites a sculpted 2.5D display with damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with a compact and refined body built to last.
The Nokia 6 is available in three slick colour blends ranging from Black/Copper, White/Iron and Blue/Gold, as well as two configurations of 3GB RAM/32GB ROM.
The Nokia 1 is a breakthrough in accessible technology, delivering smartphone essentials with the reassuring quality you expect of a Nokia phone and a refreshingly familiar design to fans around the world.
The device comes with Android Oreo™ (Go edition), a version of Android optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less.
Featuring the iconic ‘Nokia smile’ in a fresh new package, the Nokia 1 is designed to be smooth and responsive while highlighting apps that are optimised for Android Oreo™ (Go edition).
Nokia 8110 – Reloaded
Nokia is keen on re-inventing the old with the launch of Nokia 8110.
The device comes with a 4G network spectrum, delivering crystal-clear VoLTE calling and is complete with the iconic curved slider design.
With a familiar and easy to use interface, the Nokia 8110 features an intuitive tactile mechanics, with slide to answer and end calls, as well as an addictive helicopter style spin on its axis.
Nokia 8110 comes with the quality you expect from a Nokia phone, delivering durability and reliability as standard.
With access to an app store, for favourites like Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter, send and receive emails or import your contacts and sync your calendar with Outlook and Gmail.
To keep it running flawlessly, the device features the Qualcomm® 205 Mobile Platform. And yes, it comes with a revamped version of Snake.
With two vibrant colours to choose from, Traditional Black and Banana Yellow, the Nokia 8110 will be available from May.