Nokia proves yet again it is alive and kicking! HMD Global, a Finnish company founded in 2016 by former Nokia executives, has received the license for the Nokia brand name. They have since been developing and releasing new smartphones and feature phones. From the Nokia 3310 to the Nokia 8, the brand has announced one phone after another in rapid-fire fashion since the beginning of last year. Last week, the company announced the availability of 4 new phones in Singapore – the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6, Nokia 1, and Nokia 8110 4G.
Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia’s second phone with a 2:1 screen, the 7 Plus keeps up with the latest trends in the smartphone industry, featuring minimal bezels and dual rear cameras. The cameras come with Zeiss optics, with the primary camera being a 12-Megapixel wide-angle camera and the secondary camera being a 13-Megapixel 2x optical zoom camera. The phone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB memory, which should be sufficient for most day-to-day tasks and some light gaming.
As part of Google’s Android One program, the 7 Plus comes with the latest stock version of Android, Oreo, as well as regular security patches and continuous updates from Google. The Nokia 7 Plus comes in Black/Copper and White/Copper, and will be available from 12 May onwards at an RRP of SGD599.
One tier lower than the 7 Plus, the Nokia 6 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 4GB RAM and 64GB memory. It features a single 16-Megapixel rear camera with Zeiss optics, and a Full HD 16:9 screen. Also part of Google’s Android One program, the Nokia 6 comes with the latest version of Android with little to no bloatware installed and has guaranteed security patches and continuous updates from Google. The Nokia 6 will be available in Blue/Gold from 12 May onwards at an RRP of SGD439.
As one of few phones with Android Go, the Nokia 1 makes smartphones accessible to the masses. Coming with a MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB memory, the Nokia 1 is a low-cost and low-powered device. It has a 4.5-inch 854×480 screen, 5-Megapixel rear camera, as well as a 2150mAh removable battery.
With Google’s Android Go being optimized for low-powered devices, the Nokia 1 should function smoothly despite the small 1GB RAM, albeit with some reduced functionality. The Nokia 1 will be available in Warm Red or Dark Blue towards the end of May at an RRP of SGD129.
For the fans of classic Nokia phones, Nokia is also launching the Nokia 8110 ‘Banana Phone’ in Singapore. Compatible with the latest in technology, the feature phone supports 4G and VoLTE calling, in addition to having an app store that features apps such as Google Assistant, Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter. Like the original version of the 8110, the new phone allows you to slide to answer and end calls. Most importantly, it comes with a revamped version of the popular game, Snake.
The Nokia 8110 will be available in either Traditional Black or Banana Yellow, closer to the end of May at an RRP of SGD109.