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Nokia 9.3 PureView might be a no-show this year

Nokia 9.3 PureView might be a no-show this year

HMD Global has flooded the market with affordable Android phones but its track record on higher tiers has been less impressive. To date, only the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 9 PureView can be considered top-tier, at least based on the premium Snapdragon chips they're carrying. The latter's successor would have not been on par, at least based on the earliest information we had, but it would have given the PureView brand yet another stab at the market. Unfortunately, that won't be happening any time soon, as the Nokia 9.3 PureView has reportedly been delayed to 2021.

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Nokia 6300 4G, 8000 4G bring candy bar phones to the Internet age

Nokia 6300 4G, 8000 4G bring candy bar phones to the Internet age

HMD Global didn't just revive Nokia's smartphone business, it revived the Finnish legend's name in the feature phone market as well. The company has brought back from the dead some of Nokia's most iconic designs to the point that it might also end up with the same dozens of not so memorable phones. Its latest batch tries to bring the candy bar phone design back into fashion by adding some 4G chops that at least make the Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G usable as social media handsets.

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Nokia 6300 4G, Nokia 8000 4G to give classic phones a modern spin

Nokia 6300 4G, Nokia 8000 4G to give classic phones a modern spin

HMD Global is definitely very busy in the smartphone market, not just with Android phones but also with reviving Nokia's old handsets. It already revived a few, most notably the Nokia 8110 "banana phone". It is continuing to do so, it seems, with two new phones coming this month that will give the classic Nokia 6300 and Nokia 8800 some modern capabilities, starting with support for 4G networks that didn't exist back when the originals were launched.

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Nokia 8 V 5G UW could be HMD Global’s first US 5G phone

Nokia 8 V 5G UW could be HMD Global’s first US 5G phone

For all the marketing that network operators and smartphone makers do around 5G, the one thing they leave for consumers to discover in the fine print is the availability of 5G networks around the world. It is growing, indeed, but at a rather slow rate and, just like 4G, the different bands used by different carriers mean different variants for different networks. Last March, HMD Global launched what it billed as the world's first truly global 5G phone, which might only be arriving in the US next week and from only a single carrier.

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The next Nokia classics said to get an HMD reboot are retro luxury icons

The next Nokia classics said to get an HMD reboot are retro luxury icons

Nokia's resurgence in recent years has been built in no small part on mining nostalgia and rebooting some classic models, and next up could be some premium additions to the range. HMD Global - the company which licenses the Nokia brand to use on phones - may have just got done announcing the Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 3.4, and Nokia 2.4, but word of two new devices that could be even more exciting has leaked.

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Nokia 2 V Tella on Verizon wants you to smile about something

Nokia 2 V Tella on Verizon wants you to smile about something

HMD Global unleashed a flood of new devices and services last month but it's far from done yet. It has just launched a new phone but this time exclusive to just one carrier. The Nokia 2 V Tella is pretty much your stereotypical entry-level budget phone targeted at Verizon's customers. Despite the obvious traits of a low-level smartphone, the company claims that it will still give you something to smile about, whatever it might be.

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Nokia 3.1, 5.1 Android 10 update opens the door for Android 11 cycle

Nokia 3.1, 5.1 Android 10 update opens the door for Android 11 cycle

HMD Global has been promising timely Android updates unlike its bigger competitors and, to be fair, it has tried to do its best given the circumstances. That said, even with its adjusted Android 10 roadmap due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was still terribly late to rolling out those updates. But now that the last Nokia holdovers are finally getting their promised Android 10 updates, HMD Global might finally be able to focus on Android 11, not to mention release its already leaked roadmap.

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Nokia Android 11 update schedule shared and retracted

Nokia Android 11 update schedule shared and retracted

When HMD Global took over the reins of launching Nokia phones, it promised to stand apart from the crowd not only through its pricing but, perhaps more importantly, through its commitment to software updates. In addition to sticking to a stock Android experience, the company promised fast and timely updates as they come. That may have been more or less true for most monthly security updates but, as this now pulled rollout roadmap for Android 11, HMD might be having a bit of a problem catching up with major Android releases.

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Nokia Phones promised to begin a new chapter later this month

Nokia Phones promised to begin a new chapter later this month

The Nokia brand's golden age is far behind us but HMD Global managed to at least salvage its reputation and give it a new image in this smartphone age. The company has made a lot of promises, most of them coming to fruition, and Nokia has once again earned a place in the smartphone market. Now it seems poised to start something new, though what that will be is anyone's guess. Fortunately, one only has to wait a week before HMD Global makes that grand reveal, along with a mystery special guest.

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Google, Qualcomm, and Nokia bet HMD Global makes your first 5G phone

Google, Qualcomm, and Nokia bet HMD Global makes your first 5G phone

HMD Global just closed a $230-million dollar investment round with investments from Google, Qualcomm, and Nokia. This makes a whole lot of sense as HMD Global works with Foxconn to create Nokia-branded (brand licensed) Android smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors inside. They've made some pretty decent smartphones over the past few years, and they're on the verge of becoming a premiere player in the "highly affordable smartphones with 5G connectivity" market.

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Nokia 1 Android 10 update has started rolling out

Nokia 1 Android 10 update has started rolling out

The Nokia 1 isn't exactly a phone that would wow people, not unless you're impressed by how basic and affordable it is. Of course, its whole point was to deliver an Android experience that almost anyone can afford, regardless of budget constraints. Most phones on this tier often get forgotten after they land in the market. HMD Global, however, is proving it isn't like the others and is rolling out the phone's second and probably last major Android update.

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Nokia 8.3 “truly global” 5G finally pops up in Germany

Nokia 8.3 “truly global” 5G finally pops up in Germany

When Qualcomm made the surprise announcement of the 5G-capable Snapdragon 690, HMD Global was quick to tease an upcoming phone utilizing this new mobile platform. Some people, however, were also quick to point out that this isn't HMD's first "truly global" 5G phone and that the one it promised last March is still nowhere to be found. As if on cue, the Nokia 8.3 5G suddenly appeared on Amazon in Germany, sending hope that his presumably affordable 5G phone is really close to becoming a reality.

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