Saturday, 30 December 2017

Nokia 3310 4G (TA-1077) passes TENAA certification. Will run on YunOS.

Nokia 3310 4G TA-1077

A new variant of Nokia 3310 has passed the TENAA certification in China. This device carries the model number TA-1077 and will be a 4G LTE variant of the Nokia 3310 (2017) which was launched at the start of 2017. Currently, Nokia 3310 3G variant is also available in western markets.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Indestructible | Even the cheapest Nokia 2 survived the "JerryRigEverything" Durability tests

Nokia 2 survives scratch, burn and bend tests

Just a few days ago we saw Durability tests performed on Nokia 5 by Zack form JerryRigEverything. Now, we get to see Nokia 2, the lowest priced Android smartphone from Nokia Mobile undergo the Scratch, Bend and Burn tests of JerryRigEverything. Will Nokia 2 survive the durability test? Of course, Nokia 2 survives the durability test with ease and this shows that HMD Global has not compromised with the build quality even on their lowest priced smartphone.

Friday, 22 December 2017

New software patch will fix the issue that stops Indian Nokia 6 variant to download the Android Oreo Beta update


Good News for all Indian Nokia 6 users who are trying to get the Android Oreo Beta update on their devices. HMD Global has found the issue that was stopping the Nokia 6 TA-1021 from getting the Android Oreo Beta update even after the latest December Security Patch. In a recent tweet, Juho Sarvikas, Cheif Product Officer, HMD Global stated that they have found the fix for this issue and the update is currently being tested and will be rolled out in short span of time.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Nokia TA-1060 gets approved by the FCC



Another variant of a recently certified Nokia TA-1047 has been approved by the FCC. The variant goes by the model number TA-1060. This new device is a single sim variant of the recently approved TA-1047 which was a dual sim variant.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Nokia 6 starts receiving the Android December Security Update


Nokia 6 has started receiving the Android December Security upadte. The update is now also available for the Indian variant of Nokia 6 i.e TA-1021. The update is 150.5MB in size. You will be notified once the update is available for your device. You can also manually check for the update by going to Settings > About phone > System Update.

UPDATE | Android 8.0 Orea Beta is now available for Nokia 6

Android 8.0 Oreo Beta now available for Nokia 6


As per the promise, HMD Global has now rolled out the Android Oreo Beta program for the Nokia 6. The announcement was made on Twitter by Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global. If you own a Nokia 6 and want to try out the Android Oreo Beta you can do so by registering your device at Beta Labs.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Nokia TA-1047 mobile phone passes FCC certification. 4G Feature phone from Nokia?

TA-1047 Concept created by @baidunokibar

A new Nokia device with codename TA-1047 has passed the FCC Certification in the US. This device appears to be a completely different and we haven't seen anything about this device earlier. FCC describes it as LTE supported "Mobile Phone" and not as a "Smartphone". So, this device could be a 4G feature phone from HMD Global. As per the FCC Listing, the phone also supports WiFi, Bluetooth, and VoLTE.

Nokia 8 starts receiving Android December Security Update

Nokia 8 Polished Blue

HMD Global has started sending out the Android December Security update for the Nokia 8. The update is just 87.6MB in size and you will be notified once the update reaches your device. You can also manually check for the update by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Indestructible | Nokia 5 survives the Scratch, Burn and Bend tests done by JerryRigEverything


Zack from JerryRigEverything has previously performed durability tests on all Nokia smartphones such as the Nokia 3, 6, 8 and only the Nokia 5 was left to be tested. He has just published the video of Durability tests performed on Nokia 5 and the result is what we expect from Nokia smartphones. It's Indestructible! (Ok, not completely true but it is very strong. :D)

Nokia 8 Polished Copper color variant now available in India


Nokia Mobile has just announced the availability of the much-awaited Nokia 8 Polished Copper variant in India on their facebook page. Nokia 8 Polished Copper will be available in all leading retail stores as well as online through Amazon.in.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

One of a kind | Check out the Exclusive Nokia 3310 of the #3310art contest winner

#3310art contest winner

Remember the #3310art contest that Nokia Mobile was running on Instagram where the participants had to send their unique designs and the winner would get a Limited Edition 3310 with his design printed on the Nokia 3310. Nokia Mobile announced pizzi_design as the winner and via their social media channels in June.

Friday, 15 December 2017

HMD Global submits new design patent to EUIPO


HMD Global has submitted a fresh new design patent to the EUIPO (Union Intellectual Property Office). The patent was filed on 4th December and carries the design number 004534600-0001. No other information or graphical representation is available of the product. 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Android 8.0 Oreo Beta now available for Nokia 5, Coming soon for Nokia 6


Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer - HMD Global has just announced on twitter about the commencement of Android Oreo Beta testing program for Nokia 5. So, those interested in testing the Android Oreo Beta on their Nokia 5 devices can sign up at Nokia Beta Labs and download the update.

Images of Nokia 6 (2018) TA-1054 now available on TENAA


Yesterday, I shared with you all about Nokia 6 (2018) TA-1054 passing TENAA certification in China. No images of the phone were available at that time. Now, the website has been updated with the images of Nokia 6 (2018) which can be found below.

Nokia 6 (2018) TA-1054 passes TENAA Certification in China


Just last week, we saw leaks of Nokia 6 (2018) TA-1054 emerging from nokibar forums and the leak clearly mentioned that TA-1054 is a model name for the successor of Nokia 6 and not Nokia 9. Now, a device with model name TA-1054 which could be the Nokia 6 (2018) has passed TENAA certification in China.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Nokia 3 starts receiving December Security update

Nokia 3 starts receiving December Security Update

Nokia 3 has started receiving the December Android Security update. The update is 345.4MB in size and you will get the notification once the update is available on your device. You can also manually check for the update by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

2nd Generation Nokia 6 2018 (TA-1054) to come with improved design, Nokia 9 model numbers leaked

Nokia 6 TA-1054 2nd Gen Leaked

Well well well... Here we are at the end of 2017 and almost the same time last year i.e. around December 2016 we saw rumors and leaks of the Nokia D1C which was later launched as the Nokia 6 on 8th January 2017 in China. It is the same time of the year when we will again start to see many leaks of upcoming Nokia phones that are about to launch in near future. This time though, the leaks will be about the 2nd Generation of Nokia devices.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Rumor | Nokia 9 and Nokia 8 (2018) could be launched on 19th January

Nokia 9 and second generation Nokia 8(2018) coming soon

We have seen lots of leaks and rumors regarding the upcoming flagship Nokia 9 smartphone. Just recently, we also saw rumors of Nokia 9 coming with Wireless charging and IP67 Certification. Now, if this new leak coming straight out of China is to be believed, the Nokia 9 could be launched on 19th January 2018 along with a surprising second generation Nokia 8(2018).

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Nokia 3 skips Android 7.1.2 update, will directly be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo


Nokia 3 users have been waiting for the Android 7.1.2 update to hit their devices. In a recent reply to a fan's question on Twitter regarding the 7.1.2 update, Juho Sarvikas, CPO of HMD Global revealed that Nokia 3 will directly receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Specs Comparison | Nokia 2 vs Samsung J2 2017 vs Moto C Plus

Nokia 2 vs Samsung J2 2017 vs Moto C Plus

Nokia 2 is the latest and the lowest priced Nokia smartphone targetted at the low-end smartphone market. The phone is designed for a basic smartphone user in mind and comes with all necessary features which many smartphones don't offer at this price range. Nokia 2 offers an amazing built quality as the phone is made out of 6000 Series Aluminium and polycarbonate, 2 days of battery life from its 4100mAh battery and a promise for regular android updates which is not provided by any other smartphone brand in the low-end smartphone market.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Nokia 6 starts receiving the November Security update

Nokia 6 starts receiving the November Android Security Update

The global variants of Nokia 6 have finally started receiving the November Android Security update. The update is around 141 MB in size and you will get the notification once the update is available. If you haven't received the update, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Nokia 9 to be IP67 Certified and also have support for Wireless Charging.

Nokia 9 to come with support for wireless charging
With every passing day, the internet is flooding more and more with Nokia 9 leaks and rumors. Recently, there was also a Nokia 9 case listed on amazon.com which looked like a fake product. But as per a report on VTechgraphy, a trusted member of nokibar forums on Baidu in China who has previously shared accurate information related to past Nokia devices has confirmed that the case listed on Amazon is actually of Nokia 9 and the real phone looks similar to what is shown in the images.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Nokia 2 receives November security update


Nokia 2 is the lowest priced Nokia smartphone that is now available for purchase in many countries. Many companies just don't provide security updates for their low priced smartphones but HMD Global has promised of providing regular security updates on Nokia 2 and the first security update has been pushed. Nokia 2 has started receiving the November Security update.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Nokia 8 starts receiving the official Android 8.0 Oreo update

Nokia 8 gets Android 8.0 Oreo

After the completion of the Beta testing program of Android Oreo for Nokia 8, HMD Global has now started rolling out the official Android 8.0 Oreo update to all Nokia 8 devices worldwide. Juho Sarvikas - Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, confirmed the rollout of the official Android Oreo update for Nokia 8 on twitter.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Nokia 2 goes on sale in India

Nokia 2 goes on sale in India

Nokia 2 now available in India


Nokia 2 was launched in India on 31st October and first went on sale in Russia followed by South Africa, USA and recently in the UAE. Nokia 2 is now available in India and fans can buy it from online as wells as offline retail stores. Currently, only the Pewter/Black color variant of Nokia 2 is listed on Amazon.in.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Nokia 2 goes on sale in UAE | Details inside


After going on sale in Russia, Nokia 2 is now available for purchase in UAE. The phone is listed on SOUQ (an online retailer) and can be purchased instantly. Currently, only the Pewter/black color variant is listed for sale.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

HMD Global submits 3 new design patents to EUIPO



HMD Global has submitted 3 new design patents to EUIPO this week. The patents were registered on 14th November 2017 and could be for the same device. There is no other detailed information available in the listings. The design patents carry the design numbers: 004506558-0001/0002/0003.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Save upto ₹3500 on Nokia smartphones during Nokia Week sale from 13th to 17th November on Amazon

Nokia Week sale on Amazon

If you were planning to buy a new Nokia smartphone then this is the best time to get one. Amazon is holding the "Nokia Week" sale from 13th - 17th November in India. If you purchase the phones during the sale period, you can save up to ₹3500/- on your purchase.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Nokia 5 with 3GB RAM will go on sale at midnight on Flipkart

Nokia 5 with 3GB RAM launched

I just visited Flipkart.com (online retailer in India) and to my surprise, I found the above banner at the home page of Flipkart. It is very nice to see Nokia 5 being upgraded with 3 GB RAM. The phone will go on sale starting midnight exclusively on flipkart.com

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Nokia 2 Pre-orders begin in Russia

Nokia 2 Pre-orders begin in Russia

Nokia 2 - the lowest priced and the latest Nokia smartphone is listed for Pre-orders on the official Nokia Mobile online shop in Russia. Nokia 2 was announced at the launch event held in India on 31st October. The main highlight of this phone is its big 4100mAh battery which according to HMD global should last for 2 days.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Nokia 2 with BIG 4100mAh battery goes official | Specs, Price and Release date

Nokia 2 goes official

After lots of rumors and leaks about the Nokia 2 we now finally get to see the real device. HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia 2 smartphone at the launch event held in India. Nokia 2 is the youngest member of the Nokia smartphone family and is targetted at the low-end smartphone market. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Nokia Mobile Launch Event | What to expect?


HMD Global is holding a launch event in India where they are expected to be announcing their new smartphones. The entire launch event will be live-streamed on the Nokia Mobile Facebook page, the link of which can be found below. The event will start in a few hours from now and we will soon see new products being unveiled by HMD Global. What will be those products? and what should we expect from the launch event? Let's do some guesswork based on the rumors.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Nokia 7 Tear-down images


Nokia 7 is the newest member to join the Nokia smartphones and was exclusively launched in China around 2 weeks ago. The phone 1st went on sale on 24th October via a flash sale. Someone got his hands on the Nokia 7 and has disassembled the phone. The teardown images were shared on the nokibar forums on Baidu.

Nokia 7 passes Bluetooth Certification


Nokia 7 is the latest mid-range smartphone from HMD Global to join the Nokia smartphone family. The phone was exclusively launched in China on 19th October. Nokia 7 has just passed the Bluetooth certification showing the model number as TA-1041. This is the same variant that is available in China. No other variants of Nokia 7 were seen like we saw during Nokia 2 certification.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Nokia 2 spotted on AnTuTu

Nokia 2 appears on AnTuTu

Nokia 2 has been spotted on the AnTuTu benchmarks revealing most of the specifications of the device. Nokia 2 is expected to be announced at the Nokia launch event held in New Delhi, India on 31st October and will be the lowest priced smartphone to join the Nokia smartphone family. Recently, Nokia 2 also passed the WiFi and Bluetooth certifications,

Nokia 2 passes Bluetooth and WiFi Certification

Nokia 2 passes Bluetooth and WiFi certifications

We recently saw Nokia 2 getting approval from the regulators in Russia. Now, Nokia 2 has also passed the Bluetooth certification confirming the name of the device. The listing also revealed the model numbers of different variants of Nokia 2 - TA-1007, TA-1011, TA-1023, TA-1029 and TA-1035.

Friday, 27 October 2017

UPDATED | HMD Global to unveil next milestone for Nokia phones in India on 31st October

Nokia Mobile India Launch Event

HMD Global has started sending out media invites for their upcoming Launch Event in India. The event is scheduled on Tuesday, 31st October which is just a week away from now. 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Android 7.1.2 update now available for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6

Android 7.1.2 update now available for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6

Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have started receiving the October Security patch along with the Android 7.1.2 update in India. The update is 690.2 MB in size for Nokia 5 and 641.8 MB for Nokia 6. This update also brings the new round google search bar.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Nokia 7 Sold out in China in no time

Nokia 7 Sold out in China
Nokia 7 Sold out on JD.com
Nokia 7 went on sale in China today and was available for purchase on JD.com and Suning. As soon as Nokia 7 was up for sale on both retailers, it didn't take much time to go out of stock due to very high demand.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Nokia 5 in Copper now available on Amazon.in

Nokia 5 Copper now available on Amazon.in

Nokia 5 went on sale in India on 15th August and was available exclusively through offline retail stores. At the start, Nokia 5 was available only in the Black color variant with other color variants promised to be coming soon. Nokia 5 was launched in four color variants - Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, and Copper. Among all the four options, Copper color variant of Nokia 5 gained a lot of attraction of many but was not available.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Nokia 2 gets certified in Russia

Nokia 2 certified in Russia

Nokia 2 Dual Sim variant with model no. TA-1029 has been certified by the regulators in Russia as reported by Mobiletelefon.ru a Russian tech news site. According to Mobiletelefon.ru, the phone is currently in production at  Fuzhikang Precision Electronics factory in China. This means the launch date of Nokia 2 is near and could be announced soon. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Nokia 7 goes Official | Brings Bothie and OZO Audio to the Mid Range!!!

Nokia 7 Launched

HMD Global has taken the wraps off the much awaited Nokia 7 today in China. Nokia 7 is a mid-range smartphone powered by Snapdragon 630 processor and comes with 4/6GB RAM variants. Nokia 7 has a 5.2" 1080p display which is protected by a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3. The phone is made out of 7000 Series Aluminium and the back of the phone is wrapped in a Gorilla Glass 3.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Nokia 9 leaked in 3D Renders!!!


HMD Global recently launched their first flagship smartphone - Nokia 8. There is no doubt about the performance, features, and quality of the Nokia 8. But, it is an affordable flagship. HMD Global needs a more premium flagship smartphone that can compete with other premium smartphones such as the iPhones and the S8. HMD Global seems to be working on a premium flagship which might be called the Nokia 9. Recently we also saw two sketches of Nokia 9 shared by @baidunokibar in two different colors.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Nokia 8 will receive software update which should allow users to move apps to Memory Card

Move Apps from phone memory to SD Card on Nokia 8

Nokia 8 is the first flagship smartphone from HMD Global. The phone comes with 64GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256 GB via a Micro SD Card. So, there is ample amount of storage available for most of the users. Nokia 8 also allows users to move apps to Micro SD cards, which is also mentioned in the Nokia 8 User Guide.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Nokia submits trademark application for the Nokia Boot-up tune.


Nokia Corporation has submitted a trademark application for Nokia Boot-up tune in Europe. The trademark application was submitted to EUIPO on 29/09/2017. The trademark status shows that the application is currently under examination.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Protect your Nokia mobile with Nokia phone insurance!!!

Nokia Phone Insurance

HMD Global has unveiled phone insurance plans for all Nokia smartphones. The insurance plans help in protecting your Nokia smartphones against any kind of damage. The insurance plan covers physical damage, damage due to fire and liquid, damage caused to a phone by a third party, etc.

Indestructible | Nokia 8 survives the Durability Tests done by JerryRigEverything!!


Nokia 8 is the first flagship smartphone from HMD Global and was launched in August at an event in London. The phone is made from a single block of 6000 Series Aluminium and goes through a 40 Stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing giving it an excellent build quality. To check the build quality of the device, JerryRigEveryting performed the Durability Tests which consists of Scratch Test, Burn Test, and Bend Test.on the Nokia 8.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

UPDATED: "Glossy Black Color is gone" | Nokia 8 to get a new color option? Glossy Black variant spotted!!!


Nokia 8 is the first Android-powered flagship Nokia smartphone. It was launched in August at an event held in London. Since then the phone is available for purchase in many markets across the globe in 4 striking colors - Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Steel and Tempered Blue.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Nokia 3310 3G goes official. New Features, Price and Release Dates!!!

Nokia 3310 3G Launched

HMD Global has launched the all new Nokia 3310 3G. Earlier, HMD Global had launched the new avatar of Nokia 3310 at MWC this year. The phone was well received but many were not impressed as the phone supported only 2G networks in an era where many operators have started shutting down their 2G services. Now with the launch of the 3G version of the most iconic phone, many fans from markets like US and Australia will finally be able to get one for themselves.