Meet the Nokia 1, HMD's Gateway to the Smartphone World

Meet the Nokia 1, HMD's Gateway to the Smartphone World

As of today, Xiaomi's Mi A1 is the handset displayed on the Android One homepage, but from what Xiaomi has told us, the company has no plans to launch any new handsets this week at MWC. HMD Global released the Nokia 6 previously in China with pretty decent specifications.

So what's changed? We're diving through the details to see what's what. Another piece of big news here - Nokia is now an Android One partner. HMD claims the smartphone is built from a single block of aluminum.

The design of the new reflects the old, with diamond cut finishing and antenna bands tracing the top and bottom curves of the phone.

An overhauled Nokia 6 also made an appearance, featuring a new aluminium body in a two-tone finish, wireless charging and facial recognition technology for unlocking the device - with a €279 price tag. It's shorter, but a little fatter, but not by much. Both these devices have the same display specs.

Nokia 6 will be available with a full HD display size of 5.5 inch.

The 5.5-inch OLED curved display is bright and colorful, providing an excellent surface for gaming and video playback. It features a similar design as the Nokia 6 (2018) and comes with different shades for the camera module.

Firstly, let's talk about the Finnish manufacturer's new high-end smartphone.

To all intents and purposes the cameras on the Nokia 6s are the same.

Nokia's Pro camera mode has been given a triumphant return on the latest devices to launch, and the Sirocco benefits from this. Also, the smartphone may pack a 16-megapixel Carl Zeiss lens.

Another flagsh feature on the Nokia 8 Sirocco is its dual rear cameras, tuned by Zeiss Optics.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a significant step forward for HMD Global at is starts to show it can mix it with the established names in the market rather than just knocking out me-too devices. Users will be able to download more apps from the Application Store.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco isn't coming to the United States, but you may well wish it was.

"Nokia is becoming the lead partner for Android One", Pekka Rantala, EVP and CMO of HMD Global said in an interview. The launch and success of Nokia 3310 come as a certification to this belief. The company took the wraps off its anticipated Nokia 1 smartphone, which is one of the first smartphones to run Google's optimized Android Oreo (Go Edition) OS that is aimed at low-end devices. Now we have confirmation that the move to 8.1 is happening, and not the Android Go Oreo Edition, as had been rumoured. Quite naturally, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is the best-looking device of the lot and is by the far the most expensive one out there. Nokia 7 Plus powers with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.

This device lands in pockets for just a €79 but there's another smartphone launching very soon that's taking aim squarely at the more expensive Galaxy S8.

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