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.
Nokia was once known for releasing smartphones with iconic cameras featuring Zeiss lenses. Today, the HMD Global-owned Nokia announced that it is once again partnering with Zeiss to set “new imaging standards within the smartphone industry.”
Earlier this week, Nokia unveiled the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6 in the country. While the Nokia 6 will be available exclusively through Amazon from next month, the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are slowly making their way to the retail stores of the country.
After initially unveiling the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, Nokia is finally getting around to launching the phones across the world. Today, the company launched the handsets in India and provided details about their pricing and availability.