MWC News: HMD Global introduces four new smartphones & one feature phoneFebruary 25, 2019
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced four new Android smartphones and one feature phone, including the world’s first smartphone with a unique five camera array, the Nokia 9 PureView. With a dedication to delivering quality technology for all, the new Nokia phones are as diverse as the consumer needs they serve. From Nokia 9 PureView to the Nokia 210 – the company’s most affordable internet enabled feature phone – consumers can trust there is a Nokia phone that meets their distinct needs.
Florian Seiche, Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global said: “We’ve had a phenomenal response from consumers to our entire portfolio, thanks to our unique approach to Android, delivering a pure, secure and always up-to-date experience. We have delivered on this commitment, changing the smartphone ownership paradigm by offering an experience that only gets better over time. Today, with these new phones, we are taking a leap forward by delivering the very latest innovations from Google across our entire portfolio.”
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global said: “Today we use our heritage of innovation to take a bold step – pioneering a truly innovative approach to imaging with the Nokia 9 PureView. And we believe great experiences should be available to everyone, which is why we are bringing cutting-edge experiences like the stunning design, the best of Google including the dedicated Google Assistant button, and great imaging and display technology, to the most accessible price points yet. And all this comes with all the craftsmanship and durability you’d expect from a Nokia smartphone. And with our Android promise delivering a pure, secure and up-to-date experience, we ensure that your phone gets better over time.”
Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer, HMD Global said: “With our unique brand promise we are altering the expectations people have from their smartphones. In addition to continuously delivering on the reliability and durability they expect from a Nokia phone, we are delighting them by offering the best Android experience on their Nokia smartphones. With two years of OS updates and 3 years of monthly security updates guaranteed, Nokia phones stay fresh for life and deliver an experience that just keeps getting better.”
Nokia 9 PureView
Nokia 9 PureView is the world’s first smartphone featuring a five camera array system with ZEISS Optics. Nokia 9 PureView’s two colour sensors and three monochromatic sensors give sharpness and detail. All five cameras work together to collect up to 10-times the amount of light than a single colour sensor of the same type. Every image captured by Nokia 9 PureView is HDR, with up to 12.4 stops of dynamic range and a full scene 12MP depth map. Each 12MP JPG image can benefit from outstanding detail in areas of both bright sunlight and dark shadows at the same time with incredible texture. The depth map allows beautiful bokeh, giving you the possibility to adjust focus in Google Photos after you have taken the shot. Maximising the heterogeneous computing architecture of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platform and featuring a dedicated imaging co-processor, the Nokia 9 PureView gives you a glimpse into the future of smartphone photography with unparalleled control over your images through the updated Pro Camera UI. Nokia 9 PureView allows you to capture images in uncompressed RAW “DNG” format and through a partnership with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom allows editing on the device.
Nokia 9 PureView also brings flagship experiences in a flawless finish with advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset technology, a 2K pOLED PureDisplay screen, integrated Qi Wireless charging and under display fingerprint sensor. There is no camera bump for a flawless finish that radiates the thoughtful design you expect of a Nokia smartphone. And you can rest assured that the Nokia 9 PureView will get through the knocks and mishaps of real-life thanks to the Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on the front and back.
Nokia 4.2 has been designed to offer the latest smartphone innovations at a truly accessible price. The classy, sculpted-glass design and all-screen display offer beauty on the outside and it’s not just skin-deep, as it packs in a dual-rear camera, AI innovations and the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, all running the latest Android 9 Pie. Premiering the Google Assistant button, the Nokia 4.2 will revolutionise the way you engage with your smartphone. Simply press once for instant access to the Google Assistant to get help, double press to receive a visual snapshot of your day from the Google Assistant with intelligent suggestions and personalised information and long press the button to activate a walkie-talkie mode, which lets the Google Assistant listen to you until you release it for long sentence queries.
Nokia 4.2’s compact size and edge-to-edge display with ‘selfie-notch’ deliver a smartphone which, at just 8.4mm, is slim enough for single hand use. Nokia 4.2 also brings flagship imaging features like multi-camera imaging to a new price point, with a dual depth-sensing rear camera ready to capture stunning memories.
Nokia 3.2 combines the biggest HD+ display for the price with our signature two-day battery life¹ all powered by the latest Android 9 Pie experience. The Nokia 3.2 features an impressive 6.26” HD+ display so you’ll never struggle and strain to see more of your favourite movies, TV shows and streams. Taking a holistic view of battery life, Nokia 3.2 combines a larger battery than many premium smartphones with efficient hardware and software ingenuity. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 mobile platform, Nokia 3.2 will get through tasks with ease.
Nokia 3.2 also comes with the Google Assistant button, to revolutionise the way you engage with your smartphone – one press for instant access to Google Assistant, double tap for a visual overview of your day and long press for walkie-talkie mode.
Nokia 1 Plus
Upgrade your entry smartphone experience with Nokia 1 Plus, a brand-new member of the Android (Go edition) smartphone family. One of the first global Android 9 Pie (Go edition) smartphones, Nokia 1 Plus brings solid imaging in a high-quality Nokia design with a big screen, at exceptionally accessible price points. Now you can enjoy all your favourite apps and games, along with the latest Android (Go edition) features like Google Assistant Go.
The Nokia 1 Plus brings a progressive and cutting-edge design to the value segment. Using innovative materials with 3D tooling, it achieves a gorgeous textured nano-pattern at the back that cups Nokia 1 Plus all the way to the display. Get great details in your photos with the Nokia 1 Plus’s autofocus rear camera and up your selfie game with the new front camera, which comes enhanced with the ‘beautify feature’.
Nokia 210 is a new addition to our market-leading feature phone family. Get connected to the web with Opera Mini browser and play hours of Snake without having to worry about the battery. The Nokia 210 has a crucial role in the Nokia phone line-up as the most affordable internet device and comes in a durable, inherently coloured polycarbonate shell which is designed to hide the marks of everyday life. Surf the web with the Opera Mini web browser and stay up to date with your friends and family on Facebook without worrying about the battery.
Fans can make the Nokia 210 their own by downloading their favourite apps, ringtones and wallpapers straight from the Mobile Store.
Joining the accessories portfolio are two wireless charging solutions: the Nokia Wireless Charger and Nokia Portable Wireless Charger. Both devices support the universal Qi charging standard, so they can work with compatible wireless charging devices, including the Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 8 Sirocco.
The Nokia Wireless Charger supports fast 10-watt wireless charging, making it perfect for a quick top up when at home or in the office. The Nokia Portable Wireless Charger is a power bank that supports wireless charging, so you can charge your wireless devices on the go, even if you forgot your cable. The Nokia Portable Wireless Charger also supports universal USB output – so non-wireless devices can be charged through a USB cable.
- Nokia 9 PureView will be available in the UAE from March for a retail price of AED 2,299.
- Nokia 4.2 will be available in the UAE from May for a retail price of AED 599.
- Nokia 3.2 will be available in the UAE from May for a retail price of AED 569 (3GB/32GB) and AED 469 (2GB/16GB).
- Nokia 1 Plus will be available in the UAE from March for a retail price of AED 299.
- Nokia 210 will be available in the UAE from March for a retail price of AED 100.
*Regional availability may vary