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All posts tagged "HMD Global"

  • Leak: This is the Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus

    MWC 2018 is just over a week away and we know HMD Global will be there. Now, we have a better idea of what to expect, courtesy of the ever-reliable Evan Blass. The serial leaker showed off images of the Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 Plus, both of which were heavily tipped for a Barcelona reveal. Nokia 1 pic.twitter.com/LF9f25HByo — Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 14, 2018 The Nokia 1 image shows what appears to be a small entry-level device, featuring a tiny rear camera, rear-facing speaker and no discernible fingerprint scanner. We're expecting an entry-level chipset, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage...

  • HMD’s Nokia smartphones sold more than Sony, Google, OnePlus – report

    HMD Global has enjoyed a rather successful first year with Nokia-branded smartphones, in no small part due to affordable price tags and the Nokia name. Now, Counterpoint Research analyst Neil Shah has put the success in perspective, claiming that the company outsold HTC, Google, Sony and a variety of other brands in Q4 2017. In fact, the full list of brands pipped by HMD also includes Alcatel, Lenovo, OnePlus, Gionee, Meizu, Coolpad and Asus. The analyst also reported that HMD hit number three in the UK for smartphones in Q4. Some major growth markets for @HMDGlobal in Q4 2017: overall phones: #1 in Vietnam and...

  • After 3310, 3 whacky Nokia models HMD could resurrect

    The new Nokia 3310 is an overpriced feature-phone riding on the coat-tails of the 3310 name -- that much is clear. But the company does seem to be iterating on the design, so we wouldn't be surprised if an Android-powered 3310 surfaces soon. But did you know that Nokia brand custodian HMD Global also obtained patents for other Nokia phones? A search through HMD Global's EUIPO account lists all its Nokia patents -- so here are three goofball designs in its portfolio that we'd like to see. NGage and NGage QD Image via EUIPO. The NGage is probably in the top five when it...

  • Nokia 10: why would you want a multi-lens smartphone?

    Dual-camera smartphones have truly become mainstream, giving us a host of features in the process. But could we be set for another mobile camera revolution? Rumours point to the existence of the Nokia 10. But subsequent reports also claim the camera will pack a rotating camera housing with multiple lenses. More specifically, it's claimed that the Nokia 10 will have dual cameras, as well as a dial for switching between lenses. Why would you want this on a smartphone though? Well, slapping different lenses on a phone enables a variety of effects. What kind of effects? Look at snap-on lenses and traditional DSLR camera lenses...

  • Nokia 3310 4G, with Android-derived YunOS, now official [Update]

    The initial Nokia 3310 reboot was essentially a feature-phone with an entry-level smartphone price tag, HMD seemingly content to make a quick buck off the iconic brand. Earlier this month though, we saw China's TENAA regulatory body publish details regarding a new Nokia 3310 model. And yes, it looked like a firm step in the smartphone direction. Now, HMD has quietly revealed the device (spotted by Gizmochina), being a Chinese-only phone for now. The Nokia 3310 4G variant packs YunOS, being an Android-derived platform by Chinese tech firm Alibaba. In fact, the platform is apparently capable of running many Android apps in the...

  • Nokia 7 ‘Plus’ hits benchmark website, what to expect?

    The Nokia 7 didn't launch in as many countries as the first wave of HMD's Nokia-branded phones, but it seems like we have a Plus variant on the horizon... Yep, a Geekbench listing for the device (spotted by GSMArena) shows evidence of a Nokia 7 Plus, packing a Snapdragon 660 processor (eight semi-custom Kryo 260 cores), 4GB of RAM and Android Oreo. By comparison, the vanilla Nokia 7 offered a less powerful Snapdragon 630 chip (eight A53 cores) and 4GB or 6GB of RAM. As for the actual score? Well, the Nokia 7 Plus delivered a single-core score of 1636 and...

  • Nokia 10 rumour: will it have five cameras on its back? [Update]

    HMD Global's first wave of Nokia-branded smartphones have certainly been successful, but if there's one area of improvement, it would have to be the photography department. The Nokia 8 (review) offered a good but not class-leading camera experience, while the camera app itself also left us wanting. Now, a Baidu post (via Nokia Latest) claims that there's a Nokia 10 in the works, and it'll apparently offer a penta-lens camera solution. That's five. Does this mean five lenses on one camera sensor, akin to a rotary dial setup (that's the first image that came to mind)? Five lenses for five camera...

  • Nokia 3 review: the Redmi 4A should be your first choice

    HMD brought Nokia-branded smartphones back to life in 2017, and it seems like the move has paid off already. Between the attractive price tags and stock take on Android, it's easy to see why Nokia is a major mobile force once again. The Nokia 3 was the cheapest Nokia smartphone for quite some time (until the Nokia 2 arrived), coming in at R2000. So is it worth the asking price? Let's dive in. Design If there's one area where the Nokia 3 punches above its weight, it has to be the hardware design. Featuring a polycarbonate back (i.e. plastic) and a metallic rim, the phone...

  • Nokia 8 gets DxOMark camera results: it’s not good

    DxOMark has emerged as one of the foremost websites for smartphone photography, attempting to benchmark photos, videos and other aspects of the mobile photography experience. There's been plenty of debate over the company's testing, given the subjective nature of photography in many ways. But the scores are often used by brands and consumers alike to justify the greatness of their phones. In any event, DxOMark has just published their results for the Nokia 8 (review), and it's very disappointing. At a score of 68, it sits way below other high-end phones, with the Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 6s and Lava Z25 (wuh?)...

  • Nokia 6 2018 is now official in China

    The first Nokia-branded smartphone under HMD Global was the Nokia 6, having made its debut a year ago in China. Now, the Nokia 6 2018 model has been revealed in China, packing a few notable upgrades. Spotted on the Chinese version of HMD's website, the 2018 version of the Nokia 6 packs a Snapdragon 630 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of expandable storage, a 5.5-inch full HD LCD screen, USB Type-C and Android 7.1 (an upgrade to Oreo will come afterwards). The Nokia 6 2018 also packs a 16MP f/2.0 (1 micron pixels) main camera and an 8MP f/2.0 selfie...