Monday, 31 July 2017

Nokia 8 visits GFXBench and AnTuTu

Nokia 8 spotted on GFXBench
Nokia 8 appeared on GFXBench
Nokia 8 has been spotted on GFXBench listings. This is the first time this rumored affordable Nokia flagship has been seen on GFXBench. The specifications are similar to the earlier leaked specs of Nokia 8. The only new info is about the front camera which is listed as a 12MP unit capable of recording 4K UHD videos. 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Android 7.1.1 update for Nokia 3!!!

Android 7.1.1 Update for Nokia 3
HMD Global is committed to providing the latest Android updates to all their smartphones. HMD Global has also promised a minimum 2 years support for software updates on all their smartphones. Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 shipped with Android 7.1.1 update whereas Nokia 3 was still stuck at Android 7.0 at launch. Many blaming MediaTek for being slow in providing updated drivers to push the latest Android software update.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Nokia's first Android Flagship is launching on 16th August!!!


We all know about HMD Global holding a launch event in London on 16th August but there was no confirmation on the phones that would be launched on that day. Now a major Indian Retailer - Vijay Sales has teased the launch of Nokia 8 on Twitter. The text in the image describes the phone as "Nokia's first Android Flagship" and reminds to "Mark your Calender". The phone in the image looks same as seen in the previous renders which I shared earlier.

Friday, 28 July 2017

HMD Global is the owner of Nokia/Lumia Camera UI

HMD Global brought Nokia back by launching three new smartphones at the start of the year. Nokia phones were always known for their great camera features. The Camera UI on current Nokia smartphones is very basic and lacks many manual controls which were present in Lumia Camera App. Lumia Camera aka Nokia Camera UI was made by Nokia for their Lumia series of smartphones. Many expected HMD Global to use the Lumia camera UI on their Android smartphones. But this couldn't happen as Microsoft owned the design trademarks at that time.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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

Nokia 8

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.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Nokia 8 Casing Leaked online!!!

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 color variant. The phone also had a Dual Camera setup but ZEISS branding was missing as it appeared to be a prototype device.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Prototype Nokia 8 images leaked online!!

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.

Friday, 21 July 2017

LEAK | Nokia 2 leaks in a sketch!!

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. 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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

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.

Monday, 17 July 2017

High Quality Press image of Nokia 8 leaked!!

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 8 teased by @evleaks!!

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:

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Rumor | Nokia 8 to be launched this month?

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

Thursday, 13 July 2017

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

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.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Nokia 5 Pre-Order begins in India!!

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!!!

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.

With a joint ambition to advance the quality of the total imaging experience on smartphones spanning the entire ecosystem from software, services, through to screen quality, and optic design, the partnership will see ZEISS and HMD Global co-develop standard-defining imaging capabilities and will bring the ZEISS brand back to Nokia smartphones. This pledge to constantly improve consumers’ imaging experience is a reflection of the shared values between both businesses – a single minded commitment to quality, true craftsmanship and a desire to improve real life experience.

The relationship between ZEISS and Nokia phones began more than a decade ago, and is founded on a shared passion for innovation and always delivering the best for the consumer. The past collaboration saw ZEISS and Nokia phones driving technology innovations such as the world’s first multi-megapixel mobile phone and many more standard-setting devices, from the Nokia Nseries to those featuring Nokia PureView technologies. This renewed relationship is a long-term commitment to build on that technology innovation over the years to come.

Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global:

“Collaborating with ZEISS is an important part of our commitment to always deliver the very best experience for our customers. Our fans want more than a great smartphone camera, they want a complete imaging experience that doesn’t just set the standard but redefines it. Our fans expect it and, together with ZEISS, we’re delivering it – co-developed imaging excellence for all.”

Dr. Matthias Metz, Member of the Executive Board of ZEISS Group:

“The collaboration of HMD Global with ZEISS for Nokia smartphones will again enhance consumers’ holistic imaging experience based on excellence and innovation. Our partnership is built on a solid foundation. Together, we look forward to an exciting journey into the future of sophisticated smartphone imaging.”

This exclusive partnership with ZEISS is further proof of how HMD Global is collaborating with the best and most respected in the industry to drive perfection throughout every aspect of the phone design and build, and is a commitment to consumers to deliver the ultimate imaging experience possible on a smartphone.

Nokia Mobile also announced the partnership by sharing this video.

For all those wondering about, What happens to Microsoft and ZEISS Partnership? ZEISS on twitter made a clarification on the doubt. There will be no more Microsoft devices with ZEISS Optics.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Another Nokia Feature Phone passed TENAA!!

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.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

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

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:

Nokia 3310 in new Packing

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