Earlier this year, the HMD-owned Nokia launched the Nokia 2 — a 99€ budget Android smartphone featuring only 1GB of RAM and running Android 7.1 Nougat. The handset was panned for its poor launch timing since despite being an ultra-low budget handset, it did not take advantage of Google’s Android Go program to possibly deliver better performance.
Nokia and HMD Global have been busy launching Android-based smartphones for months now, and while the Nokia 8 has served as the pair of company’s flagship for a little while now, it looks like a new contender is on the way.
At an event in Delhi, India, Nokia today launched the Nokia 2. The cheapest handset from the company till date, the Nokia 2 is also the first low-end Android device to make use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 chip.
Nokia today unveiled the Nokia 7, a new mid-range handset from the company packing some features found in its current flagship — the Nokia 8. The handset comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, 3000mAh battery, and a 16MP rear shooter with an f/1.8 aperture.
Last week, Nokia unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8. While the company did announce the price and availability of the phone in certain markets, it did not mention anything about its US and China launch. Now, as it turns out, Nokia will not be bringing Nokia 8 to either the US or China.
The Nokia 6 is the current* spearhead of the brand’s return to the smartphone world in 2017 and follows several years of being locked out, following the Microsoft buyout of its Devices division in 2013. It’s still Nokia in terms of logo and branding, it’s still designed in Finland, it’s still made like a tank, but the actual firm behind it is HMD Global and all the manufacturing is in China. So take the ‘Nokia’ branding with just a pinch of salt.
Earlier this month it was confirmed that Nokia’s and HMD Global’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, would be announced on August 16.
The Nokia 8 has made appearances in multiple leaks already, with the handset slated to arrive very soon. The company responsible for the release, HMD Global, has now announced that “the next milestone for Nokia phones” will be shown off on the 16th of August.
Nokia recently launched the Nokia 3 in India. The cheapest handset in the company’s lineup, the Nokia 3 features a paltry 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage. For the price the handset commands, this is a bit disappointing. However, the Nokia 3 more than makes up for it by being available in retail stores across India.
The new Nokia-branded lineup of Android phones has been a mid-range affair so far, but that’s changing at some point in the future.