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Nokia 3650 might be HMD Global’s next revival

Nokia 3650 might be HMD Global’s next revival

One of the side effects of Nokia flooding the market with a dizzying array of phones back in the days is that it had the opportunity to play around with different designs. Some of these, like the Nokia 3310, became popular for their reliability while others, like the Nokia 8110 "banana phone", became iconic for their design. And then there are some Nokia phones that some couldn't make heads or tails of and one of those might become one of HMD Global's next attempts to modernize.

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Nokia 1.4 delivers big-screen Android for a shocking price

Nokia 1.4 delivers big-screen Android for a shocking price

If your primary complaint about new Android phones is that they're still too expensive, then the Nokia 1.4 would like a word. Latest from HMD Global, the new entry-level smartphone pushes up the screen size in the budget Nokia range, but also keeps the price down low: under 100 euro, in fact.

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Nokia 5.4 is coming to the US unlocked

Nokia 5.4 is coming to the US unlocked

It isn't really a surprise that HMD Global has been flooding the smartphone market with a dizzying array of smartphones just like how Nokia did back in the old days. Also unsurprisingly, it hasn't made all of those available in the US, where consumers are considered a bit pickier and often lean towards the high-end tiers. That said, it does open the doors to some of its mid-range Nokia smartphones in the US from time to time, especially in unlocked versions, like the new-ish Nokia 5.4 that will be arriving in two weeks.

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Nokia 5.4 debuts in Europe, US online store launched

Nokia 5.4 debuts in Europe, US online store launched

HMD Global literally has dozens of Nokia phones littering the global market, just like the Finnish giant of old. Almost ironically but unsurprisingly, it hasn't yet flooded the US market with those easy to forget models. It does have a few which you can get only through carriers or third-party retailers but it is now making it possible for US buyers to purchase a Nokia phone directly from HMD Global. Strangely enough, it doesn't yet include the Nokia 5.4 that it just launched in Europe.

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Nokia C1 Plus brings 4G and Android Go to the mass market

Nokia C1 Plus brings 4G and Android Go to the mass market

This year's smartphone news has unsurprisingly been filled with 5G tidbits, from the slow but sure rollout of 5G networks to new phones toting 5G support even on mid-range hardware. There are times, people, and markets, however, that just need a serviceable phone, one that can work almost anywhere, especially in places that 5G has yet to set foot in. To that end, HMD Global is launching a new Nokia C1 Plus that seems to take a half step back in time to offer an affordable 4G Android phone.

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Nokia 5.4 leak points to yet another forgettable mid-range option

Nokia 5.4 leak points to yet another forgettable mid-range option

HMD Global has so far stuck to the spirit of the old Nokia. It has inundated the smartphone market with numerous models that are easy to forget or get confused about. That strategy, however, worked for Samsung as well as Motorola and HMD Global doesn't seem to have any intention of stepping down like those two. Case in point is an upcoming Nokia 5.4 that sounds almost like this year's Nokia 5.3 with only a few exceptions.

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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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