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 …


Alleged fllagship Nokia sketching flaunts Zeiss-branded dual camera

Thanks to a new parent company from Finland – HMD Global – the Nokia brand went Android, and already outed a few compelling handsets in the entry level to the midrange segments, including the resurrection of the Nokia 3310, and the affordable Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Androids. While these will be hitting shelves soon, perhaps including the US, what nostalgic Nokia fans are looking forward to is a true Nokia flagship with Android. HMD already promised that there will be more to come from it this year, and the second half is shaping up to be pretty exciting, with the rumored Nokia 7 or Nokia …

UK retailer to start shipping Nokia 3 and 5 smartphones in May, Nokia 6 comes in June

If you’re a Nokia fan or just avid for the latest tech news, then you probably know that HMD won’t bring them to market for another two months or so. Yes, that’s a very long time since all three Nokia-branded smartphones were announced in February.

Hopefully, they will worth the wait since there’s no chance you’ll be getting your hands on either of them until mid-May. After HMD’s Tomislav Himbele had stated all Nokia smartphones unveiled at MWC 2017 would hit the shelves in the second half of Q2, a UK retailer confirmed the information recently.

Clove UK …

Yes, the new Nokia Android phones are coming to the US

Last month at MWC 2017, when the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 were announced, HMD / Nokia Mobile said that the phones would be released globally starting the second quarter of the year. However, “globally” is often a rather vague term, and it almost never includes all relevant markets. Fortunately, in this case, the US is included.

Answering to a fan on Twitter, the folks at Nokia Mobile confirmed that its new Android smartphones “will be” available in the US. This likely means that all three models will be launched stateside, but we don’t have a confirmation …

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 …

Nokia 3 (TA-1038) is certified by the FCC

The entry-level Nokia 3 (TA-1038)  has been certified by the FCC. Expected to launch in, India, Middle East, Africa, Asian Pacific and Europe markets sometime next quarter (May seems to be the best guess), the phone should be priced at the equivalent of $150 USD. The device is in the process of being pre-ordered in Germany and the Netherlands; while the FCC visit is no guarantee of a U.S. launch for the device, it still bodes well for those stateside Nokia fans hoping to snag the Nokia 3.

The Nokia 3 should come with a Gorilla Glass protected 5-inch display, carrying a 720 x …

FYI, Nokia owns the Alcatel smartphone brand that's licensed to TCL

Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent, the French telecom equipment company, back in 2016, to better compete with the likes of Huawei in the network infrastructure industry. 

If you have minimum knowledge about the mobile phone market, then you most likely have heard about Alcatel, a brand that’s very popular at the mid- and low-tier. It turns out that the Alcatel brand was among the assets owned by the French company when Nokia announced its acquisition.

Clearly, that means that after the acquisition the Alcatel smartphone brand would belong to Nokia. However, …

Nokia 6 is put through a scratch and bend test

Coming soon to various markets around the world, the Nokia 6 may not be the hottest smartphone we’ve seen, but it’s certainly a very interesting product. If you’re thinking of buying the Nokia 6 once it hits the market, you may first want to know just how durable the device is. Luckily, YouTuber JerryRigEverything can already satisfy your (and our) curiosity.

As you can see in the first video embedded below, the 5.5-inch screen of the Nokia 6 doesn’t scratch easily – thanks to a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3 that’s protecting the front of the phone, putting it on par with many other handsets …

Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will receive monthly security updates

Nokia’s 2017 line-up of Android smartphones (including the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3) will be released in the coming months in various markets around the globe. All three new handsets run stock Android 7 Nougat out of the box, and, as previously announced, they’re going to receive regular software updates. Now, Nokia Mobile went further to confirm that the phones will also get “monthly” security updates. This way, the handsets should be as secure (software-wise) as Google’s Pixel and Nexus phones, Samsung’s Galaxies, and all the other devices that are getting monthly …