New, mysterious Nokia X coming soon (likely not as an iPhone X rival)

After unveiling a few new smartphones at MWC 2018 – including the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 8 Sirocco (pictured above) – HMD Global is now getting ready to announce yet another handset, this time called Nokia X. 
Ads teasing the upcoming announcement of the Nokia X have already been spotted in China, where the new phone will be officially showcased later this month, on April 27. As you can notice below, the ads seemingly show renders of the new phone forming an X. Unfortunately, that doesn’t reveal much about the device. 
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Android 8.0 Oreo for Nokia 3 starts rolling out today

Finnish company HMD Global is determined to offer consumers the possibility to get the most out of their Nokia phones for a long time. It’s quite unusual for handset makers to offer major Android updates for mid-range and entry-level, let alone for ALL their products in this price range.

Well, HMD is doing it, probably because it doesn’t have so many smartphones available on the market like other brands like Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, etc. The last addition to the list of smartphone updated to Android Oreo is the Nokia 3.

Back in February, HMD debuted an Android Oreo beta program …

Deal: Save $30 when you buy the Nokia Steel HR hybrid smartwatch

The Nokia Steel HR is on sale once again in case you’re looking for a stylish, minimalistic hybrid smartwatch. For a limited time, customers can purchase the wearable device for just $150, $30 off the MSRP.

The deal is available in multiple countries, including the United States and the UK. It’s also worth mentioning that you can also get $10 off any additional wristband that you purchase (the smartwatch comes with just one).

The $30 discount applies to both versions of the Nokia Steel HR: 36mm and 40mm. Moreover, the Black & Rose Gold and White & Rose Gold variants that usually …

The next feature phone HMD plans to revive is the Nokia 2010

“Nokia 2010 NHE-3DN” by Mustaraamattu is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

HMD brought back from the dead a second Nokia feature phone this year, the Nokia 8110, also known as the banana phone. Although most of us have hoped that the Finnish company will set its eyes on the Nokia Communicator lineup, it appears that HMD has decided that another feature phone is worthy of a reincarnation.

The folks over at AndroidAuthority report the next feature phone to receive the revival treatment is the Nokia 2010. However, the phone won’t be unveiled until …

Alleged Nokia 9 specs sheet leaks: Xenon flash and triple cameras in tow?

Ever since the Nokia brand made its return to the smartphone world, fans have been waiting for a true flagship by HMD – a phone that can go head to head with the Galaxies and iPhones of the world. And it seems like the upcoming Nokia 9 may fit that description. Or, at least, it would fit the description based on the latest leaks.

A list of Nokia 9 features has surfaced online, suggesting some mighty interesting stuff for the upcoming Nokia flagship. But is is too good to be true? Perhaps, but it’s still worth a look nonetheless.
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Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 start receiving Android 8.1 Oreo updates

The fine folks at HMD have just started the Android 8.1 Oreo roll-out to the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, two mid-range smartphones that made their debut on the market not even a year ago.

That leaves Nokia 2 the last smartphone launched by the HMD to have yet to receive Android 8.1 Oreo, as the Finnish company confirmed back in December. Each of the two phones – Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are getting the update in different countries, but the deployment should expand worldwide in the coming days.

If you’re rolling with a Nokia 5, the update weighs in at 860MB, whereas the size of the Nokia 6 update …

Nokia 7 Plus comes with free Google Home Mini in tow in some markets

HMD is expected to introduce its new wave of smartphones revealed last month at Mobile World Congress 2018 this spring. Among them, the Nokia 7 Plus is one of the phones that we can’t wait get our hands on (actually, we already did).

If you’re waiting for the Nokia 7 Plus too, you’ll be pleased to know that HMD plans to offer it along with some freebies in some key markets. Just like it did with the Nokia 6 in many European countries, HMD, or rather specific retailers across the continent, will sell the Nokia 7 Plus bundled with a free Google Home Mini.

Apparently, such a deal will …

Nokia 5233 explodes killing a teenage girl in the middle of a call

An 18-year old girl in India named Uma Oram was talking to a relative on her old Nokia 5233 phone. In the middle of the conversation, Oram plugged the device into an outlet to charge the battery, and that is when tragedy struck. The phone exploded, killing the teen. According to a news report, “Uma, who was knocked unconscious and suffered injuries to her hand, leg and chest, was taken to a local hospital, where she died.”

The Nokia 5233, launched in January 2010, is a touchscreen smartphone that uses pressure-sensitive resistive technology. The phone is still being sold on Amazon India …

Nokia Steel HR smartwatch Review

Nokia’s been generating a lot of buzz in the past year with the resurgence of their phone brand, helmed by HMD global. Quietly, Nokia Health – still headed by Nokia – has released a small range of health products. Among them is the Nokia Steel HR, a stylish, classy hybrid smartwatch with the ability to track sleep, runs, swims and more. No GPS is on board, but the HR, as the name suggests, has a heart rate monitor, as well as the ability to receive smartphone notifications. We took the Nokia Steel HR on our physical and casual journeys to see if this $180 device nails …

Nokia 9 (2018) to feature in-display fingerprint scanner?

Christmas 2017 hadn’t even taken place when we showed you a leaked render of the Nokia 9 (2018). Fast forward to earlier this month, and we passed along some further details about the phone that will most likely be Nokia’s best for this year. We expect a 5.7-inch near bezel-less display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. We also mentioned that the device, which will be built by HMD Global under license from Nokia, will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.

The Nokia 9 (2018) will also reportedly feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. That is something that we alerted you to earlier …