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Nokia 8 Pro Impressive Specifications with Cheaper Price

After the launch of Nokia 8 Sirocco an improved version of

Nokia 8 from last year. Now, HMD Global is planning for the launch of two more new flagships. The flagship Nokia 8 Pro and Nokia 9 will be powered by Snapdragon 845 Soc. The Nokia 8 Pro will be a cheaper device while Nokia 9 will be a premium phone.

The recent leak reveals some key specifications of Nokia 8 Pro. According to rumor, Nokia 8 Pro will be an upgraded edition of Nokia 8 Sirocco.

The Nokia 8 Pro may come with a 6.01-inch display support for 18:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 powered and phone may come in two models. The base model may feature 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage in and the higher model may feature 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

For photography, it may feature on rear side a pair of a 16-megapixel camera and for selfie a 13-megapixel camera. It may come with preloaded Android 8.1 Oreo. A fingerprint sensor may be mounted on the front of the smartphone.

The Nokia 8 may be packed with a 4000mAh battery and it may carry support for wireless charging. This flagship is expected to launch in August this year.


Nokia 6 2018 will Hit The U.S in May, HMD Confirms

The Nokia brand is getting success in this competitive market for their quality products and also got global followership. A recent report states that Nokia smartphones, Nokia 1, 6(2018) and 7 Plus may launch in Q2 of this year.

Now, HMD confirms that the Nokia 6(2018) is coming this May. In a recent interview, Sarvikas also commented on the company’s decision to not go for carrier partners for their phones. “The trend is that the open market is growing,” he said. “If you look at this US open market, this midtier is where you have a lot of people purchasing their device,” adding the new Nokia 6 is a good proposition for this market.

The Nokia 6(2018) with the cool design was announced in MWC 2018.

Here are key specifications of NOKIA 6(2018)- The device comes with a 5.5-inch 2.5D display with Corning Gorilla Glass on top. It features Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, having a pixel density of 401ppi. It is powered by Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, along with 4GB RAM. The phone comes in two variants — 32GB and 64GB. The users can also expand the storage of the phone by using microSD card.

The Nokia 6(2018) has a 16-megapixel camera on the back which has f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash. The phone also features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a 1.12um sensor and f/2.0 aperture for taking selfie and video calling. For security, a fingerprint sensor has been placed on the back panel.

The device features Android Oreo OS and house pack of a 3000mAh non-removal battery. The Nokia 6(2018) will available in three color options-Black/Copper, White/Iron, and Blue/Gold.


Nokia 3 Start Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update

HMD Global has launched Nokia 3 in February 2017. It was announced in last month that Nokia 3 will get Oreo update and now, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas announces on twitter about this update rollout. The beta update would reach the Nokia 2 in the next few weeks.

Nokia 3 users can sign up for the beta on the company’s site to get access to the Android Oreo update preview. After registration users will get Android Oreo software update notification.

Android 8.0 Oreo update for Nokia 3 is around 1.6GB in size and it includes all core features such as Picture-in-Picture mode, Notification dots, Google Play Protect security scans, Autofill passwords, and Faster boot up. The update also brings the February Android security patch.

You can SignUp here for Android Oreo preview for Nokia 3.

The Nokia 3 is one of the affordable models by HMD Global, has a 5-inch HD display and comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM. There is also 16GB of onboard storage and a 2650mAh battery, priced at Rs. 9,499.


Nokia 5 India Pre-Bookings Begin, Offers and Price Details

Nokia 5 India Pre-Bookings Begin

At the time of launch, HMD Global announced that Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 will be offline exclusive smartphones, while the high-end Nokia 6 will be available for registration on Amazon from July 14. With Nokia 3 already out in the markets, the pre-bookings for another offline exclusive smartphone Nokia 5 have begun from Friday, July 7.

Nokia 5 price and availability in India

The Nokia 5 was launched at a price of Rs. 12,899 for the offline market in India. Alongside the launch, HMD Global said Nokia 5 pre-bookings will be carried out via select mobile retail outlets across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Calicut.

Nokia 5 buyers will also receive launch offers such as Vodafone’s 4GB extra data per month with a 1GB recharge of Rs. 142 (prices may vary from circle to circle). The offer is valid for 3 months or 3 recharges (whichever comes first), meaning users will get 5GB data at the price of 1GB. Postpaid customers have the same offer for 3 consecutive billing cycles if their postpaid plan features 1GB or higher data plan. Customers will also get Rs. 2,500 off (Rs. 1,800 on hotels & Rs. 700 off on domestic flights) on Makemytrip.com.

Nokia 5 specifications and features

The Nokia 5 comes with a fingerprint scanner mounted on the home button and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) display. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). Nokia 5 packs a 13-megapixel camera on the back along with a flashlight and while an 8-megapixel sensor sits at the front.

The design of Nokia 5 is highlighted with a “seamless aluminium 6000 series” body that wraps around the edges for a smooth, rounded shape, which the company says is a “perfect fit for those who need great design, specs at its price.

Starting Friday, Nokia 5 will be available for pre-bookings across the cities mentioned by HMD Global at the time of the smartphone’s launch. The Nokia 5 will not be available on any of the e-commerce websites and interested customers will have to go major mobile outlets of the respective cities. It’s still unclear when it will actually be available to customers.

Nokia Smartphones to Feature Ziess Optics: HMD Global, Nokia 7, Nokia 8

Nokia Smartphones to Feature Ziess Optics: HMD Global

Nokia brand licensee HMD Global and Zeiss on Thursday announced a strategic partnership for optics on Nokia smartphones. The two have joined hands together to with the aim to boost the imaging experience on future Nokia smartphones. This deal brings back memories of Nokia and Zeiss’ partnership that started in 2005 and managed to sell as many as 100 million smartphones.

HMD Global has confirmed that this partnership will see the deep integration of Zeiss technology in terms of optics, software, and be improving the overall imaging experience on Nokia smartphones. The timeline for the first smartphone with Zeiss optics or other technology has not been announced. As mentioned, Nokia and Zeiss have a long-standing relationship with the partnership beginning way back in 2005. Smartphones like the age-old Nokia N90, Nokia N73, Nokia 6500 Slide, Nokia N82, Nokia 808 PureView, and much more – all feature Zeiss optics.

This new partnership with HMD Global will mainly focus on Nokia smartphones, and the announcement does not rule out the introduction of a dual camera setup that is in trend these days.

Latest leaks indicate that the upcoming rumored Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will both sports Carl Zeiss lenses with a dual camera setup, something that was absent in Nokia’s previous releases. HMD Global had confirmed earlier that the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 do not sport Carl Zeiss lenses, but future devices could have it on board.

“Collaborating with Zeiss is an important part of our commitment to always deliver the very best experience for our customers. Our fans want more than a great smartphone camera, they want a complete imaging experience that doesn’t just set the standard but redefines it. Our fans expect it and, together with Zeiss, we’re delivering it – co-developed imaging excellence for all,” Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said in a statement.

The Zeiss Camera handle on Instagram hinted at the development of a dual camera system. The Instagram account in its announcement post featured a binocular lens, but we’ll have to wait to know more. During a conference call, Florian Seiche, President of HMD Global, revealed that the two companies are certainly interested in the prospect of dual cameras. “Obviously we are always listening closely to consumers’ needs, and we definitely think dual camera is an interesting feature. But today is all about our new partnership with Zeiss, and we are excited to work on future products, that we will announce when we are ready,” Seiche said.

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Hardware, Software Changes on International Nokia 6

Hardware, Software Changes on International Nokia 6

HMD Global’s first Nokia phone running on Android is the Nokia 6. The smartphone was unveiled first in China. As promised, the Finnish company is working on making the Nokia 6in various markets across the globe. It has been found that the international edition of Nokia 6 is somewhat different from the Chinese version.

The Nokia 6 for China comes with 4 GB of RAM, but its international variant was confirmed in May to feature 3 GB of RAM. However, the letter that has been sent to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by the Finnish company carries a list of hardware and software changes. One of the changes that can be seen on the international Nokia 6 is that it features 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage.

Here is the list of software changes on the international Nokia 6:

  1. Fix RF Card configuration error

  2. Not load FP driver when the device enters power off charging

Here is the list of hardware changes on the international Nokia 6:

  1. Add 2nd source battery, HE335

  2. Add 4G RAM / 64G ROM

  3. Change L6219 & R6210 to NC to improve WiFi mask performance

  4. Change L6220 to NC

  5. Change R711, R707, R2207 to Murata Bead board to optimize camera de-sense

  6. Change FPM to low voltage, add one diode + Low voltage FW to reduce FPM noise

  7. Speaker Box SUS material change from 304 to 430 to resolve a static magnetic issue.

  8. Change coil material from FH5 to FH7 to improve coil heat resistant.

Here is the list of mechanical changes on the international Nokia 6:

  1. Rear cover, Increase the thickness of Rib to improve the Main Cam deviation

  2. Rear cover, Increase the chamfer to fit the change of battery tape

  3. Rear cover, Decrease the thickness to increase the gap between Battery and Rear Cover

  4. Camera Ring, modify the Rib of Camera Ring to avoid the interference

  5. A Cover, increase the mark of PLE

  6. Change front camera sponge to conductive sponge, to resolve defense issue

  7. Power Key: modify the key dimension to improve key feeling

  8. Rear cover, increase thickness of NFC pad

  9. Rear cover, increase thickness to resolve the front cam deviation issue

  10. Rear cover, modify the gap between rear cover & A cover to resolve assembly interference issue

Four variants of the Nokia 6 will be released in the near future. These variants will carry the model numbers such as TA-1025, TA-1039, TA-1021 and TA-1033. As it can be seen in the table below, the TA-1039 and TA-1033 are single-SIM models whereas the TA-1035 and TA-1021 are dual-SIM models. All these models carry support for different WCDMA and LTE bands. Only, TA-1025 and TA-1039 support HAC.

As far as the U.S. launch of Nokia 6 is concerned, the smartphone will be made available early in the coming month. It will be available through Amazon with a price tag of $229. Since the U.S. will be getting the dual-SIM edition of Nokia 6, it will not be compatible with the CDMA networks of Sprint and Verizon. It carries partial support for AT&T 4G LTE bands. However, T-Mobile will fully support the Nokia 6.

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Nokia 3310 Live, Sale Starts In India

Nokia 3310 Live, Sale Starts In India


After the announcement of Nokia 3310 for India, the Nokia 3310 reboot will be made available via offline stores in the country from Thursday. The feature phone will be made available in four color options: Warm Red and Yellow (both with a gloss finish), and Dark Blue and Grey (both with a matte finish).

The Nokia 3310 price in India is Rs. 3,310. It sports a refreshed design, keeping the rounded edges and sturdy build iconic to the original 3310. The new curved screen window on the Nokia 3310 is designed for better “readability in sunlight.” The phone also sports new push buttons and a new UI with similarities to the original.

Specifications :

The 3310 has a 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) TFT display, the handset runs on Nokia Series 30+ OS and comes with 16MB storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). On the back is a 2-megapixel camera with LED flash; the feature phone also offers FM radio. Nokia 3310 (2017) packs a removable 1200mAh battery that offers 22 hour talk-time and month-long standby time.

The new Nokia 3310 also includes the regular Micro-USB port and ditches the pin charger. It features Bluetooth 3.0 with Nokia’s SLAM technology.

HMD Global also brought back the classic Snake game with the Nokia 3310 (2017) which has been optimized for the new color screen.