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Nokia 5.1 Plus renders hint at a Nokia X6 for the rest of us

Nokia 5.1 Plus renders hint at a Nokia X6 for the rest of us

HMD Global has so far proven itself to be a very admirable Android OEM that is returning the Nokia brand to its former glory. While its numbering scheme seems to be just as puzzling as the old Nokia, it is also producing well-designed and affordable devices with a commitment to pure Android and fast updates. But even HMD Global has been affected by the notch fever that is gripping the market. And if you thought you were safe because the Nokia X6 is confined to China, leaks of a Nokia 5.1 Plus might shatter that illusion.

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Nokia A1 Plus/Nokia 9 might be the flagship smartphone to beat

Nokia A1 Plus/Nokia 9 might be the flagship smartphone to beat

Move over OnePlus 6, there might be a new Android darling soon. We have most of the flagship Android phones this year, save for one or two still to come, and thought we’ve seen them all. HMD Global and Nokia, however, may have something still up their sleeves. A certain Nokia “A1 Plus” or “A1P” or “AOP”, which could be the Nokia 9, has been mentioned in a recent leak and, given the OEM’s reputation, it might have the best combination of hardware and software this year.

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Not Android: Google just invested in a new mobile OS

Not Android: Google just invested in a new mobile OS

Google invested in a mobile OS called KaiOS this month, and it's no secret that it's not based in Android. What we're looking at here is a company that makes an operating system that's focused on feature phones - but feature phones that are smart. Sort of like bridging the gap between non-smart and smart phones. KaiOS might well be a big part of Google's future in emerging markets around the world.

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Nokia 9 tipped to beat iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 to the punch

Nokia 9 tipped to beat iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 to the punch

This week we're having a peek at the upcoming Nokia 9, a device that's most certainly going to be more exciting than the other Nokia number phones - right? We can only hope. To become more exciting than the other phones they've released over the past couple years, Nokia is rumored to be bringing on technology that the brings heat to Apple and Samsung's feet - the likes of which we've only yet seen in China.

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Nokia 3.1 budget phone preorders arrive in the US

Nokia 3.1 budget phone preorders arrive in the US

The Nokia 3.1, one of three new smartphones HMD announced late last month, is now available to preorder in the United States. You won't get your hands on the phone right away, but preorders have gone live on Amazon with shipping listed as July 2. This budget phone won't break the bank at $159 USD, but is it worth buying at all?

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Nokia 8 Pro Camera mode arrives for advanced photographers

Nokia 8 Pro Camera mode arrives for advanced photographers

HMD has released an update for the Nokia 8, adding a Pro Camera mode to the handset's camera software. This mode, as its name suggests, enables users with more advanced photography knowledge to better control the individual elements of the camera. Users are given manual control over focus, white balance, ISO, shutter speed, and more.

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Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1 budget Android phones arrive this summer

Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1 budget Android phones arrive this summer

HMD has unveiled the new Nokia 5.1, 3.1, and 2.1 Android smartphone models, the first two of which are Android One devices. The company plans to launch the phones this summer starting with the Nokia 3.1 next month. All three phones fall into the affordable price range, expanding the number of relatively budget-friendly handsets offering a pure Android experience.

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Nokia X6 global availability depends on you

Nokia X6 global availability depends on you

HMD Global has quite a number of Nokia phones in the market, but not all of them are available everywhere. There might even be some that are exclusive to just one market. That is definitely true for the newly announced Nokia X6, which seems to be destined for China only. But perhaps because of the "traffic" the new smartphone is producing, HMD Global's Juho Sarvikas is putting the Nokia X6's fate in the hands of the people.

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Nokia 6.1 will be available in the US starting May 6

Nokia 6.1 will be available in the US starting May 6

The anticipated Nokia 6.1 will be available to purchase in the United States starting next week, HMD has announced. The handset will be available through the online retailer Amazon and through Best Buy. This model brings more power than its predecessor, as well as a beautiful aluminum design, Android Oreo out of the box, and much more.

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New Nokia X coming next week

New Nokia X coming next week

It doesn't seem like HMD Global is bothering keeping this one a secret. Or rather, it's actually surprising that it was able to keep this new phone under wraps this long. Seen on a theater display in China, an ad for what is clearly being called the Nokia X appeared out of nowhere and has caught many by surprise. We won't to wait long to find the answers, though, as the device will supposed;y be unveiled in less than two weeks.

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Galaxy S9 Alternatives: upcoming flagships

Galaxy S9 Alternatives: upcoming flagships

The reviews have finally come out and, as you might have expected (or not), the Galaxy S9 has pretty much set the pace of smartphones, especially Android ones, for the rest of the year. But, of course, that doesn’t mean it will be the premium Android phone of 2018. We’ve only just begun and there are lots more coming in the months to come. So before you settle your mind or wallet on the Galaxy S9 or S9+, take a quick peek at what is yet to come in the next month or two.

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Nokia 8 Pro, Nokia 9 still coming as true 2018 flagships

Nokia 8 Pro, Nokia 9 still coming as true 2018 flagships

Last week at MWC, HMD Global made a slightly different pitch when it unveiled its new Nokia phones, focusing more on their Android One commitment rather than on the devices’ hardware. And that might probably be for the best considering the top of the line model, the Nokia 8 Sirocco, fails the 2018 flagship criteria in just one detail. Nokia fans need not fret, however, as a Nokia 8 Pro is reportedly still on the table. And to mix it up even me, so is a Nokia 9.

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