As promised less than a month ago, HMD Global (the Finland based phone maker that secured the rights to use Nokia’s brand name) has formally unveiled the first ever high end Android powered Nokia smartphone device -- the Nokia 8. The announcement was made during an event held in London.
HMD Global, the Finnish mobile manufacturer who has secured the rights to make use of the Nokia brand name, has recently started sending out invites for an event scheduled to happen on August 16th at London. And just as rumored, the company will be looking to officially unveil its upcoming Android powered Nokia flagship offering.
In the last few months, Nokia has been trying to manufacture a comeback for its once dominant brand, with the help of Finnish mobile manufacturer HMD Global, of course. And while the recent releases of a number of Android powered mobile devices (namely, the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6) is all well and good, the company might get a major boost if it comes up with a high end flagship offering.
Nokia and Xiaomi have agreed to sign a cross licensing partnership deal that will essentially have the two tech giants join forces on a number of future projects. Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Xiaomi will be acquiring the patent assets of Nokia. The agreement will also allow a cross license to each entity’s cell standard essential patents. As for Nokia, its end of the deal will involve supplying the needed network infrastructure equipment that will meet the high capacity but low power requirements of Internet service providers and data center companies.
According to HMD Global, the Finnish tech company that is now producing new mobile devices under the Nokia brand, it will be releasing the Nokia 6 in the United States mobile market starting next month. The device, though, will not be sold through any wireless carrier, but through Amazon. The Android powered handset will be offered in color options of black or silver, and with a pricing of $229.
As officially announced by Nokia (by way of a post on Twitter), the new Android powered Nokia smartphone devices (namely, the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6) will be launching globally in June of this year. The release of these fresh handset offerings from the Finnish phone maker represents a sort of comeback for the company, so to speak. But it had some help, most especially from its new parent company, HMD Global, who had inked an agreement with Nokia to use the still familiar brand name for a new generation of Nokia smartphones.
According to a report recently published by Phandroid, Nokia has confirmed that its new Android running smartphone devices will be released in the United States mobile market some time soon. The Finnish phone brand, however, did not divulge any specific details regarding the timeline of the launch. The company made the confirmation by way of a response to question posed via Twitter.
During the Global 5G Test Summit held in Barcelona in Spain this week, various mobile operators and tech vendors that include AT&T, China Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, Vodafone, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Keysight, MediaTek, Nokia, Qualcomm, Rohde & Schwarz, ZTE, and Datang all pledge their support for a worldwide 5G specification established by means of tests, trials, and cooperation between carriers, mobile manufacturers, and network builders.
The annual Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest conference for everything mobile, and this year’s event has brought another generous helping of new smartphones. Here are some of the handsets worth checking out.
Yup, you read that headline right. According to mobile news leaker extraordinaire Evan Blass (reporting via Venture Beat), HMD Global, the Finnish phone maker that now manufactures next generation smartphone devices bearing the Nokia brand name, has plans to release a new handset called the Nokia 3310.
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