HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced four new additions to its portfolio of Android smartphones - Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, new Nokia 6 and Nokia 1.
In addition, the remake of one of Nokia's biggest hits of the 1990s, the 8110 "slider" phone, is reloaded, delivering 4G connectivity, apps including Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Search, Facebook and Twitter.
Three new Nokia smartphones - the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and the new Nokia 6 - join the Android One family. Each phone will stay fresh over time with the latest AI powered innovations to the security offered by Google. With a pure Android installation, Nokia smartphones come with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up battery life or slow them down. Each of the new phones comes with a limited number of pre-installed apps so that you'll get more storage space.
By shipping with Android Oreo out of the box, you'll be able to enjoy the latest features, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.
Nokia 8 Sirocco
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is featuring enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics and carefully tuned acoustics. It has a curved glass finish, which envelops a stainless-steel frame. Just 2mm thin at the edge, the Nokia 8 Sirocco combines a curved edge-to-edge pOLED 2K 5.5-inch display with smaller bezels and moulded body curves to create an ultra-compact profile.
HMD claims that the stainless steel frame is 2.5 times stronger than 6000 series aluminium, and its 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is robust enough to endure life's everyday knocks.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco uses dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics that combine a wide angle primary camera for impressive low-light performance and a secondary 13MP sensor with 2x optical zoom. And with Pro Camera mode you get manual control over every picture you take.
Available from early April, the Nokia 8 Sirocco will retail for a global average retail price of €749, excluding taxes and subsidies.
Nokia 7 Plus
The Nokia 7 Plus comes with enhanced Dual-Sight, dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics, which combine a 12MP wide-angle primary camera and a secondary 13MP camera that delivers 2x optical zoom.
The Nokia 7 Plus is backed by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform. Optimised to extract every bit of juice from the already powerful 3800 mAh battery, the Nokia 7 Plus delivers a 2-day battery life.
The device has a 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display and will go on sale from early April and will retail for a global average retail price of €399, excluding taxes and subsidies.
The New Nokia 6
Building on its predecessor, the New Nokia 6 packs even more powerful performance and new features in a more compact, durable body. Over 60% faster than its predecessor, it now offers enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, a more compact screen-to-body ratio, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo.
The New Nokia 6 is combining a unibody, made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium, with an 11-hour two-tone anodising and polishing process. And by uniting a sculpted 2.5D display with damage-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, the New Nokia 6's compact and refined body is built to last.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform has been integrated to deliver smooth performance alongside great day-long battery life.
Available in three colour blends: Black/Copper, White/Iron and Blue/Gold, as well as two configurations of 3GB RAM/32GB ROM, which will be available in early April, or 4GB RAM/64GB ROM coming later, the New Nokia 6 will go on sale in early April and will retail for a global average retail price of €279 excluding taxes and subsidies.
The Nokia 1 comes with Android Oreo (Go edition), a version of Android optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less. It offers full access to the Google Play Store.
Featuring the iconic 'Nokia smile' in a new package, you can give your Nokia 1 a makeover thanks to the Xpress-on covers, available in a range of colours.
Available from early April in Warm Red and Dark Blue to fans around the world, the Nokia 1 will retail for a global average retail price of $85, excluding taxes and subsidies. Xpress-on covers, sold separately, are available from $7.99 in Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink.
Reloading the Nokia 8110
Reloading the legendary Nokia 8110, this 4G feature phone comes complete with the iconic curved slider design.
With a familiar interface, it features tactile mechanics, with slide to answer and end calls, as well as a helicopter style spin on its axis. Nokia 8110 delivers VoLTE calling and is perfect for anyone who wants an iconic 4G feature phone or a companion phone. With access to an app store, for favourites like Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter, send and receive emails or import your contacts and sync your calendar with Outlook and Gmail. To keep it running flawlessly, the Nokia 8110 features the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform. And yes, it comes with a revamped version of Snake.
With two colours to choose from, Traditional Black and Banana Yellow, the Nokia 8110 will be available from May and will retail for a global average retail price of €79, excluding taxes and subsidies.
HMD's strategy is to use distribution partnerships with 600 top mobile operators and retailers in selected markets around the world to offer reliable, affordable products with the latest innovations, plus monthly Google security updates on all phones.
Europe remains the biggest region for Nokia phones sales, while India, Russia and Indonesia are HMD's biggest country markets.