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The Nokia 5 range. All Nokia smartphones all run
Android Nougat and will feature Google Assistant.

HMD unveils new generation Nokia smartphones

BARCELONA, Spain, February 27, 2017

Finland-based HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has unveiled a new generation of Nokia smartphones, setting a new standard in design and user experience ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The world's largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA, is opening today (February 27) to run until March 2.

The highly anticipated global portfolio features three new smartphones – the new Nokia 6, delivering performance and immersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design; Nokia 5, an elegant smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand; and Nokia 3, which delivers an unprecedented quality at an affordable price point.

The new range of Nokia smartphones all run Android Nougat and offer a pure, secure and up to date experience and will all feature Google Assistant. HMD also announced the return of a modern classic – the iconic Nokia 3310, reborn with a modern twist on design.

Featuring the latest Google services, as well as monthly security updates, Nokia smartphones are safe, secure and up-to-date, a statement said.

The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure the Google Assistant is integrated, allowing for conversations with the Google Assistant to take place easily on Nokia smartphones.

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The new Nokia range of Android smartphones unveiled today ahead of Mobile World Congress includes:

Nokia 6 will have a 5.5-inch full HD screen, with the unibody crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allows consumers to experience a deeper bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos sound delivers a powerfully moving entertainment experience. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 6 will retail at an average global retail price of €229 ($241).

Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition – celebrating the worldwide Nokia 6 portfolio is the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition. With 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, this special edition combines the best features of the Nokia 6 family in a stunning black high gloss package and will retail at an average global retail price of €299.

The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass laminated 5.2-inch IPS HD display. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship to everyone. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 5 will retail at an average global retail price of €189.

Nokia 3 – a stunning new smartphone designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value. With a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, a sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass laminated 5-inch display and seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White – the Nokia 3 will retail at an average global retail price of €139.

HMD Global has announced the Nokia 3310 – a modern classic reborn. Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 is a head turning modern twist on one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by, the Nokia 3310’s fresh, colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date. The Nokia 3310 is available in four distinctive colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49.

Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global, said:   “Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades. In the short time since HMD was launched into the market, the positive reception we’ve had has been overwhelming; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter. Today’s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and for us they will always come first. Our efforts in bringing together world class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners sees us proudly unveiling our first global portfolio of smartphones with a Nokia soul, delivering the very best experience to everyone.”

The new portfolio of Nokia smartphones and feature phones is on display at Mobile World Congress, running from February 26 to March 2.

Local availability will be announced in markets in the second quarter of this year, a statement said. - TradeArabia News Service




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