HMD requests FCC change model number for the Nokia 9, cancelling version with 4GB RAM

FCC documents reveal that the Nokia 9, which already was certified by the regulatory agency with the model number of TA-1004, will now be known as the TA-1012. In a letter to the Feds, manufacturer HMD requested the change noting that the previous FCC results for the TA-1004 are representative of the TA-1012. HMD holds the license to use the Nokia name on its handsets.

Geekbench benchmark tests for the Nokia 9 have revealed versions of the phone with both 6GB and 8GB of RAM. Both of those models tested were powered by the high-end Snapdragon 835 chipset. Another Geekbench test of the now …


HMD confirms all Nokia smartphones will get the Android O update

Finnish company HMD Global confirmed earlier this week that all three Nokia-branded smartphones announced at Mobile World Congress 2017 will make their debut on the market by the end of June.

Moreover, the smartphones are supposed to be released globally by the end of this month, which looks like a major effort for a start-up company like HMD.

But that’s not the only good news HMD provided to Nokia fans this week. According to Techradar, an official of the Finnish company confirmed all Nokia-branded smartphones would receive the Android O update as soon as …

HMD to support Nokia phones manufactured after December 1, 2016 only

Soon after Microsoft offered to sell its ex-Nokia mobile division to the Finnish company HDM Global, it outsourced support for its feature phones and smartphones to a company called B2X.

B2X is a global service company that provides customer care support for mobiles devices on behalf of major players in the market, including Apple and Microsoft.

However, B2X is only going to provide support for Nokia feature phones and Lumia smartphones that were built before December 1, 2016. HMD confirmed recently that it would offer support to Nokia-branded features phone …

HMD Global to release new Nokia phones simultaneously in 120 markets in April-June period

With the MWC almost a month ago now, HMD Global has made a statement about possible release details for its Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 models. A recent announcement holds that the company is allegedly looking at a simultaneous launch of the devices in 120 markets. Nonetheless, HMD’s highly ambitious plan may see slightly different dates in different parts of the world, but still within the April-June period. However, we are in the know that it’s unlikely to see the handsets hit shelves before the second half of Q2. A couple of days ago, Clove UK confirmed this, publishing …

HMD confirms all its Nokia phones will hit the shelves in the second half of Q2

The end of Q1 2017 is upon us, but HMD’s new Nokia-branded smartphones haven’t been yet introduced on the market. The Finnish company vaguely stated that Nokia 3, 5, 6 and the new 3310 would make their debut in various European markets in Q2.

However, Tomislav Himbele, Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe at HMD Global, recently narrowed down the release date for all the Nokia-branded phones the company announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month.

According to Himbele, all three Nokia smartphones, along with the 3310 feature phone will be available …

HMD patents the design of the Nokia 6

HMD, which has a global brand license allowing it to design and produce Nokia handsets, has filed a patent for the design of a phone that strongly resembles the Nokia 6. The document was filed on November 18th and was approved just two days ago by EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office). The Nokia 6 was unveiled in January exclusively for the Chinese market. The handset sold briskly right off the bat. As a result, the phone will have a global release some time next quarter. A special edition will feature a glossy piano black rear cover.

The Nokia 6 is equipped with a 5.5-inch …

HMD rumored to test two metal-clad Nokia smartphones with Snapdragon 660 CPUs

Many Nokia fans have been disappointed that HMD Global did not announce any flagship smartphones last month at Mobile World Congress. Still, the Finnish company promised that this is just the beginning and that new products will be revealed throughout the year.

Two of these unannounced devices could be under testing, a source familiar with HMD Global’s plans claims. The smartphones haven’t been named yet, but we’ll refer to them as Nokia 7 and 8.

Apparently, they aren’t really flagship smartphones, but they could be put on the top mid-range tier since both …