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HMD Global holding a launch event in London on August 16th

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HMD Global has started sending out invites for their upcoming event scheduled on August 16th which will take place in London.
HMD Global is expected to announce the first ever Nokia branded premium smartphone running on Android. Recently, we have seen lots of renders and leaked images of Nokia 8. We can expect Nokia 8 to be launched at the event.

Nokia 8 Casing Leaked online!!!

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The rumors related to Nokia 8 are flooding the internet. Recently, I shared some leaked images of a Prototype Nokia 8 device that were leaked online in China. The phone could be seen in a Glossy Gold+Copper colour variant. The phone also had a Dual Camera setup but ZEISS branding was missing as it appeared be a prototype device.

Prototype Nokia 8 images leaked online!!

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Number of images of a prototype Nokia 8 smartphone were posted on nokibar forums over at baidu. The phone can be seen in a Gold+Copper colour with a high Gloss Finish on top. The phone has a metal build and this metallic copper colour surely adds to the overall look of the device.

LEAK | Nokia 2 leaks in a sketch!!

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HMD Global is rumored to announce some high end Nokia phones very soon. But that's not all. It seems, HMD Global might also release an ultra budget smartphone in the form of Nokia 2 in near future. @baidunokibar on twitter shared a sketch of  Nokia 2 alongside Nokia 3. 

HMD Global launches the all new Nokia 105 and Nokia 130 Feature Phones!!

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HMD Global has expanded its feature phone family by announcing the all new Nokia 105 and Nokia 130. Both these phone run on a Series 30+ OS and come in single sim and dual sim variants. According to HMD Global, there are more than 1.3 billion feature phone users globally that rely on feature phones to stay connected. With these new affordable feature phones, HMD Global is targeting existing feature phone users and many other people who do not have a phone yet.

High Quality Press image of Nokia 8 leaked!!

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After teasing the ZEISS branded dual lens camera, @evleaks just posted an image of Nokia 8 on Twitter. The image shows the front and back of the device. The phone looks almost similar to Nokia 5 in terms of design.

ZEISS branded Dual Lens Camera of Nokia 9 teased by @evleaks!!

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Every Nokia fan is excited about the upcoming Nokia flagship phone and are eagerly waiting for HMD Global to make it offcial. Recently, we saw rumors about the possible launch of Nokia flagship by the end of July. The flagship is expected to come with a ZEISS branded dual lens camera and now @evleaks has just posted an image of the ZEISS branded dual lens camera of Nokia 9. We can clearly see ZEISS branding between the Laser Autofocus system and Dual Lens setup. If previous rumour is true, then we might see the Nokia Flagship being launched on 31st July. Two more weeks to go till we see an official announcement. ☺

Here is the teaser shared by @evleaks on twitter:
#teaserpic.twitter.com/zh5YJznaaY — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 17, 2017

Rumor | Nokia 8 to be launched this month?

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According to a report by a German website WinFuture.de, the upcoming Nokia Flagship will be called Nokia 8 and will be available starting 31st July 2017 in Europe.

Processors of Nokia 2, 7, 8 and 9 Leaked!!!

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This new leak comes from a trusted source in China which has always been correct about many Nokia related leaks. The source claims to reveal the name of the processors and the Nokia phones that will come equipped with them.
If the info is correct, then we might see an even more affordable Nokia smartphone in the form of Nokia 2 which will be more affordable than current Nokia 3. As per the source Nokia 2 might come equipped with Snapdragon 212 processor. The midrange Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will sport a SD630 and SD660 processors respectively. The flagship Nokia 9 will come equipped with a powerful SD835 processor on-board.
Here is the full list of 2017 range of Nokia smartphones along with their processors:
Nokia 2 – Snapdragon 212 Nokia 3 – Mediatek MT6737 (Released) Nokia 5 – Snapdragon 430 (Released) Nokia 6 – Snapdragon 430 (Released) Nokia 7 – Snapdragon 630  Nokia 8 – Snapdragon 660 Nokia 9 – Snapdragon 835

Nokia 5 Pre-Order begins in India!!

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Nokia 5 Pre-Orders have begun in India. Nokia 5 Pre-Orders will be taken only in select major cities starting today. You can now pre-book your Nokia 5 at major retail outlets near you. Nokia 5 will be available for ₹12899/-. Nokia 5 will be available through retail stores only.
Nokia 5 Pre-Orders have begun in cities such as Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Calicut.
So, if you are from these cities listed above, you can go to major retailers and pre-book you very own Nokia 5.

HMD Global exclusively partners with ZEISS. Nokia smartphones to feature ZEISS optics!!!

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A very interesting and a surprising news came out. HMD Global has announced an exclusive partnership with ZEISS. Yes, you read that right. We will soon see some Nokia smartphones equipped with ZEISS Lenses. Nokia has always been the best choice when it comes to camera phones and we all know how good the Nokia 808 PureView and Nokia Lumia 1020 were. They are still one of the best camera phones out there all because of ZEISS Lenses and Nokia expertise put together.
Nokia Mobile also teased the announcement in the video where they clearly mentioned "Coming This Year". We will soon see some new Nokia smartphones equipped with ZEISS optics.
You can read the complete Press Release down below: 
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, and ZEISS today jointly announced the signing of an exclusive partnership that aims to set new imaging standards within the smartphone industry. This long-term agreement builds on the shared history and expertise between ZEISS and Nokia smartphones.

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Another Nokia Feature Phone passed TENAA!!

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What you see above, is another Nokia phone with model number TA-1017 that has recently passed the China's Regulatory Agency, TENAA. The device appears to be a basic feature phone. You can check the images of the phone below. I recently shared info about a basic feature phone TA-1034 that passed TENAA, which according to @baidunokibar was a replacement for Nokia 105. So, I would assume this to be a possible replacement for Nokia 130.

As far as features are concerned, this phone will run on S30+ OS similar to all Nokia feature phones in the recent past. The phone also has a camera (might be a VGA camera) and it also has a support for two sim cards. The phone may also come with a torch light.



UPDATED | Nokia 3310 (2017) now comes in a transparent retail box!!!

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Nokia 3310 (2017) has seen a very high demand in all markets. Its been a huge success for HMD Global and to celebrate the success of Nokia 3310 (2017), HMD Global has introduced the new transparent retail packaging for Nokia 3310 (2017). The new transparent packaging looks amazing.
You can check the new packaging in the images below:

Below is the Unboxing of Nokia 3310 in new Retail Box:


Nokia 6 Pre-Orders begin on Amazon U.S. Release Dates revealed!!

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Yesterday, HMD Global had announced the launch of Nokia 6 smartphone in the US. Today, Nokia Mobile on facebook shared a link to Pre-Order the Nokia 6 via Amazon US. Initially, Nokia 6 will be available in Black and Silver colour options and will start shipping from July 10. The Copper version of Nokia 6 is also available for Pre-Order and will start shipping from August 18. Nokia 6 is priced at $229 and if you become a paid Prime member you will also get a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

You can Pre-Order the Nokia 6 via Amazon US from the link in the post below.




Nokia 6 lands in the US in July!!

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HMD Global has announced the launch of its Nokia 6 smartphone in the United States of America. Nokia 6 will arrive in early July and will be sold through Amazon. Initially, Nokia 6 will be available only in Matte Black and Silver colour options while Tampered Blue and Copper colour variants to be available at a later date. Nokia 6 will retail for $229. You can read the full press release here.

Here are the specifications of Nokia 6:

OS: Android™ 7.1.1 Nougat Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 RAM: Arte Black, 4 GB; all other colors, 3 GB Storage: Arte Black - 64 GB; all other colors, 32 GB and expandable upto 128 GB via Micro SD Display: 5.5" Full HD IPS LCD protected by 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass along with polarizer for better sunlight readability. Audio: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Dual speakers with Smart amplifier (TFA9891) with Dolby Atmos® Camera: 16MP PDAF 1.0um f/2.0 with dual tone LED flash at back and 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2.0, FOV 84 degrees at front. Sensors: Accelerometer…

Leak | New Nokia Feature Phone coming soon!! UPDATED!!

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UPDATE:

According to @baidunokibar these two phones are the 2017 versions of Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual Sim. 😊
Nokia 105 (2017) https://t.co/X1ssRaJlvOpic.twitter.com/2vqExkOveA — nokibar (@baidunokibar) June 21, 2017

Here are the two new Nokia branded devices under the model number TA-1034 and TA-1010 that have recently passed China's Regulatory Agency, TENAA. Both appear to be the same phones with a small difference. The difference being the dual sim capabilities in model TA-1034 whereas TA-1010 is a single sim variant. By looking at the phones, they appear to be the lowest priced feature phones that will be launched by HMD Global in near future for the developing markets. The phones also lack camera similar to Nokia 105 which currently sells at around $18. So, we can assume them to be the successors to Nokia 105.




Video | Nokia 3 Unboxing

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Nokia 3 is now available for purchase in India at a price of Rs.9499/- and here are some of the 1st unboxing videos of Nokia 3. The phone comes packed in a very beautiful looking box. The box shows a Nokia 3 with a new Connecting/Uniting Hands art at the front which also represents the slogan used by HMD Global for Nokia 3 - "United We Make Memories".
Check out the Unboxing videos of Nokia 3 below:




Nokia 3 goes on sale in India from today

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HMD Global made an announcement on 13th June about the pricing and availability of new Nokia smartphones in India. As per the announcement, Nokia 3 would go on sale in India starting today. The phone will only be available for purchase from retail stores.
If you want to purchase a Nokia 3 and had been waiting from past few months to get one in your hands, go and check with the major phone retailers in your area. Nokia 3 is priced at Rs.9499/-
Check out all Nokia 3 Specs and Images by clicking here. Check out hands on videos of Nokia 3 by clicking here.

HMD Global has partnered with Jazz to bring Nokia phones to Pakistan

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HMD Global, has exclusively partnered with Jazz - Pakistan's largest mobile network to bring their range of Nokia smartphones and Nokia 3310 in Pakistan. Under this partnership, Jazz will offer special promotions on the purchase of Nokia phones to the consumers.
The release date for Nokia 3, 5, 6 and the Nokia 3310 is set for the end of June. However, the prices aren't disclosed yet. Nokia phones are priced very competitively in many Asian countries like India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Philippines, so we can expect similar pricing for Pakistan market too.

Nokia 3, 5 and 6 prices and exact launch dates for India.

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HMD Global has officially announced the price and released dates of Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in a press event held in India today. The price and availability details of the phones are as follows:
Nokia 3 will be an offline exclusive and will be available for purchase from Brick & Mortar stores at the price of Rs.9499/-. The phone will go on sale from 16th June.
Nokia 5 is also an offline exclusive and can be purchased from stores at the price of Rs.12899/-. The phone will go on sale on 7th July.
Nokia 6 on the other hand will be exclusively sold on amazon.in via flash sales. The phone will go on sale from 14th July and is priced at Rs.14999/-. If you are an Amazon Prime member then you will also get Rs.1000 cashback if you make payment using Amazon Pay Balance.

Promotional Campaigns of Nokia's comeback have started in India

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Its June, and it is time that we will soon start to see the long awaited Nokia phones on sale in many countries. But before the phones go on sale, there needs to be some promotion as well. Right?
HMD's marketing team has already started advertising the Nokia comeback teasers on many TV channels in India. These advertisements show "Coming Soon" message and a Nokia logo in the end with Nokia Tune running in the back ground. The advertisement are seen numerous times on Star Gold, History TV18 with different version of Nokia tune playing in back ground each time. Check out the commercials below:
Subtle yet effective #LikeABoss#IconicBrands@nokiamobile@HMDGlobalpic.twitter.com/7KGwbsshBF — Adish Jain (@prgenes) June 9, 2017
Here is another one with different version of Nokia Tune :)


Here's the 2nd one in the series @DhingraRisha@TheShroffster@mehta_ajey@nokiamobile@HMDGlobal how many of these are there? #NokiaIsBackpic.twitter.com/4LF1foeRo2 — Nidhi Singal (@nidhisingal)…

HMD Global announces Nokia Active Wired and Wireless earphones.

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HMD Global has launched Nokia Active Series of water, sweat and dust proof earphones on their official website. These earphones are specially designed for the athlete in you. Both the earphones will be compatible with all Nokia Android Smartphones. There are two variants of earphones in the Active Series; Nokia Active Wired Earphones WH-501 and Nokia Active Wireless Earphones 501. 
Nokia Active Wired Earphones WH-501:

Nokia Active Wired Earphones WH-501 are splash and sweat resistant and are designed for the athletic lifestyle. they come with a highly reflective flat type cable for increased visibility. As per HMD Global these earphones are made with a diamond-cut aluminium casing and also come with passive noise cancellation feature and are very lightweight,  You also get interchangeable earplugs of three different sizes to fit your preference.
Features of Nokia Active Wired Earphones WH-501: Specially-developed ergonomic ear tips for a comfortable and secure fittingRemovable earplugs …

Nokia 7 Concept based on leaks.

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Concept Creator is back with another Nokia concept and this time we get to see a Nokia 7 concept based on the leaks. Nokia 7 follows the same design principles of other Nokia smartphones. Here are some of the images:




Check out the concept video below:



Indestructible | Nokia 3310 Drop Test!!

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The original Nokia 3310 which was launched in the year 2000 was known for its great reliability and build quality. The original Nokia 3310 was put to many drop tests and it had always survived. It gave this phone an indestructible status. 
All new Nokia 3310 (2017) has been launched and is now available for purchase in India. Its not even one day since the phone has gone on sale and Gadget Diary has already done a drop test on this phone.
So, Can the new Nokia 3310 survive the drop tests? Can it beat the legend which has already set a bar too high? Check out the video below uploaded by Gadget Diary on YouTube.

After looking at the video, it is clear that the new Nokia 3310 is made to survive even the highest drops and toughest conditions. If you look closely, it is the curved design of the phone that helps it survive the hardest drops. Kudos to the design team of the Nokia 3310. This phone will surely last for a lifetime. :)
Check out the video below from Gadget Diary:


The Icon is Back | Nokia 3310 launched in India!!!

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The 2017 version of the legendary Nokia 3310 has been launched in India. The new version of the Nokia 3310 comes at a retail price of Rs.3310. Yes, you read it right, this is the price tag of Nokia 3310 in India. :) 
The phone will go on sale from 18th May and will be available for purchase from all major retailers in he country. Initially the phone will be exclusively available only through Brick and Mortar retail stores. Just head on to your nearest retailer on 18th May and grab your Nokia 3310. The phone will be available in four colours - Dark Blue(Matte), Grey(Matte), Yellow(Glossy) and Warm Red(Glossy).
The new Nokia 3310 (2017) has a slim design which makes it thinner and lighter than the original Nokia 3310. It also comes with a new version of the classic Snake game. We also get a 2MP camera at back with LED Flash which can also be used as a Flash light. The phone also packs in a 1200 mAh battery which has a maximum talk time of upto 22 hrs.
Here is a quick look at the Specif…

Unboxing | Nokia 3310 (2017)

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Nokia 3310 has been launched in Poland and is now available for purchase exclusively from the operator Play. As of now the phone is available only in Blue colour. Here are some Unboxing and Hands on videos of Nokia 3310. The Retail BOX of the new Nokia 3310 looks nice but I would have loved to see the old Nokia Blue Box make a comeback.




Here is a quick look at the Specifications of Nokia 3310:
OS: Nokia Series S30+Network: 2G, Dual band 900/1800 MHzDual Sim or Single SimDimensions: 115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mmWeight: 79.6 gDisplay: 2.4 inch Curved QVGA screen with polarized layer for better sunlight readability.Battery: 1200 mAhCamera: 2MP with LED FlashStorage: 16 MB of internal storage which can be expanded upto 32 GB via MicroSD cardConnectivity: Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM and Micro USB(USB 2.0)Audio: 3.5 mm AV Connector, FM Radio and MP3 PlayerBattery Life: 31 days Standby, 22.1 hours max talk time, Upto 51 hours of music playback time, Upto 39 hours of Radio playback time.Torch Light If you…

Concept | Nokia 9 is here with Bezel-less Display!!

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This is the Nokia 9 Concept created by Concept Creator based on the sketches of the possible Nokia 9 designs. The phone flaunts a big display with thin bezels and the phone looks very good indeed. There are dual cameras at the back of the device. The finger print scanner is at the back as well, which is very convenient to reach. Check out the complete concept below and share your thoughts. ☺