tech2 News StaffFeb 26, 2017 20:44:09 IST
HMD Global is expected to launch Nokia 8 and Nokia P1, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and revamped Nokia 3310.
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And that's a wrap!
The Nokia 3310: 22 hours talk time. One month standby time. Snake, in colour. The Nokia ring tone.
What more could you ask for?
One more thing!
The 3310! It's here!
Where's the 3310?
Snake is back! Yay!
It's on Facebook Messenger, available to all right now.
Nokia is above all, a human brand.
Michelle and Kat, head of marketing and digital adventures are on stage.
Google Assistant will be rolling across Android smartphones. The Nokia 3,5 and 6 will also feature GA.
The Nokia 3's front camera has a wide-angle lens and 8MP sensor.
The Nokia 3 is for those on a tight budget.
A flagship design at just EUR 139.
It's crafted of a single-block of 6000 series Aluminium.
It comes with a 5-inch, polarised glass. It's covered in Gorilla Glass.
The phone will be in Copper, Black and Silver for EUR149.
The antennas are at the top and bottom of the device. The back is clean.
The Nokia 5 has a 5.2-inch screen. It's made from a single-block of 6000 series aluminium.
Anirudh: I must admit, these are some very beautiful looking phones.
The Nokia 5 is for those looking for a more compact form factor.
A special edition of the Nokia 6 will be available. It's called the 'Art Black' and comes with a piano black finish. Official price is $299.
The first major announcement of the day: Nokia 6 is going global!
In 4 days, we received 1.3 million registrations for the Nokia 6. We sold out in 23 seconds.
74 percent of the people who bought it may not have owned a Nokia smartphone.
Smartphones go everywhere with you. We design for all. We design for you. - Nokia.
It takes almost an hour to mill the device from a single block of Aluminium.
The anodizing process will take 12 hours.
Our phones will have Google Assistant.
Your Nokia smartphone will be pure, secure and up-to-date.
We have a unique take on Android.
People want simple, fast UI.
We will deliver that. The purest Android experience will be delivered.
Updates and security updates will happen fast.
Premium design shouldn't be launched once a year.
You will feel the build quality. You will love the design.
We will deliver simple, natural designs, true to our Finnish roots.
We'll be the craftsman of this industry.
We're set to uniquely lead and innovate when it comes to design and manufacturing technology.
You'll see the start of this today.
Your Nokia Android phone will be different.
We'll go beyond specifications. We'll obsess about the technology. We will obsess about the amount of light we let in to our cameras.
Our smartphones will perform in all conditions in real life.
"Let's dive right into it"
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD is on stage
Reliability, simplicity, ease of use, the human touch, the true soul of Nokia
We aim to be among the top 5 smartphone brands globally. - Nummela
HMD was just born 3 months ago.
Nokia is a uniquely loved and trusted brand. - Nummela
It's a big day for fans, and for HMD as well.
Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global is on stage
We would not license the Nokia brand to just anybody.
There's a unique trust to it and it means a lot to millions of people.
I believe the team at HMD Global can forge the new era of Nokia phones.
"We want to transform the human experience," - Suri
Nokia today is mostly a B2B company. Most of our revenue comes from our networks companies. But now, we want to start bringing our consumer focus back. - Rajeev
Rajeev Suri, CEO of Nokia is on stage.
Even though Mobile World Congress (MWC) is officially set to start on 27 February in Barcelona, major companies like LG, Huawei and now Nokia have scheduled the events for today. HMD Global, an independent Finnish company is set to announce the launch of new Nokia smartphones running on Android instead of Windows Phone.
HMD Global currently holds the license to the Nokia brand name and manufactures Nokia-branded phones on Nokia's behalf.
The Nokia event will be streamed LIVE on Nokia's Facebook page here. You can of course take advantage of our bandwidth-friendly, text-version in our own live blog below!
Read our complete coverage of the Mobile World Congress 2017