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Nokia 9 might turn out to have rather powerful dual cameras

Nokia 9 might turn out to have rather powerful dual cameras

The year is practically over and still no sign of the Nokia 9. Of course, that only means that HMD Global will probably want to start 2018 with a bang, Because when the Nokia 9 does debut, it might be bringing along two cameras on its back that could Nokia’s name back on the map when it comes to mobile photography. That is, if the new camera app pulled from the Nokia 5 Oreo beta holds clues to what the Nokia 9 has in store for fans.

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Nokia 6 (2018) pops up with some unexpected changes

Nokia 6 (2018) pops up with some unexpected changes

The Nokia 6 is hardly HMD Global’s most notable smartphone this year. It is a mid-range phone through and through and, aside from the branding, might almost be forgettable. And yet, of all the Nokia phones in the market, it is the first one that will apparently have a new model coming really soon. That seems to be the case when a certain Nokia 6 (2018) appeared in TENAA accompanying rumors of a rather significant upgrade from this year’s version.

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Nokia 6 gets an Amazon Prime Exclusive discount, LG G6+ coming

Nokia 6 gets an Amazon Prime Exclusive discount, LG G6+ coming

Even if you missed the storm of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are companies more than happy to satisfy your shopping cravings all the way to next year. Amazon, for example, is putting some of its already discounted Prime Exclusive phones on even more discounts. The mid-range Nokia 6 is leading the fray, with the somewhat high-end LG G6+ following next week. But if you know your Prime Exclusives, then you probably already know that there is always a catch.

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You can now buy a Nokia Steel HR hybrid smartwatch in the US

You can now buy a Nokia Steel HR hybrid smartwatch in the US

As if the wearable market was already crowded with smartwatches and half-smartwatches, here’s one more. Granted, the Nokia Steel HR isn’t exactly new. Although it went on pre-order only recently, it has actually existed as far back as last year but with a different name: the Withings Steel HR. Call it by any other name, it is still the same curious spin on the smartwatch design. And it is now available to buy in the US, if you’re willing to pay $180 for a smartwatch that works with both Android and iOS.

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Nokia 8 won’t get Android 8.0 Treble feature, HMD says why

Nokia 8 won’t get Android 8.0 Treble feature, HMD says why

Aside from a few major UI changes, much of Android Oreo’s improvements happened under the hood, from the way it handled apps running in the background to how fast it booted up. One of the most invisible of those is the so-called Project Treble, which promises to make future software updates faster and more seamless. Unfortunately, that’s not something that all phones upgrading to Android 8.0 will get, even the “pure” Nokia 8. HMD Global Chief Product Officer, now practically the public face of its Nokia smartphones, took to Twitter to explain why that is so.

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You can now buy a Nokia 2 in the US

You can now buy a Nokia 2 in the US

Looking for an extremely wallet-friendly smartphone with a design that calls back to yesteryears? Then you might want to get yet another Nokia. No, now the new old Nokia 3310 but the really new Nokia 2. At $99, it’s one of the cheapest Android phones in the market, though you probably know what you’re getting. Or rather what you’re not getting. Either way, you can now get Nokia’s cheapest new smartphone from Amazon, with a US warranty to boot.

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Android Oreo galore: Nokia 8, Xperia XZs, unlocked HTC U11, betas

Android Oreo galore: Nokia 8, Xperia XZs, unlocked HTC U11, betas

Android Oreo has been out for months now but, naturally, most OEMs haven’t been quick to jump into it. But they do say “better late than never” and, to be fair, it isn’t exactly that late yet anyway. As if scheduled to coincide with Thanksgiving, some manufacturers have gotten the ball rolling on Android 8.0 Oreo (sadly not 8.1) for some models. Some have even started the beta test for other devices, or at least promised them to come really soon.

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Budget-friendly Nokia 2 comes to the US

Budget-friendly Nokia 2 comes to the US

This year has seen a number of interesting smartphones from Nokia, with parent company HMD Global releasing devices that cover a number of price-points in the Android market. Unfortunately only a few of these models have made their way to the US, including the mid-range Nokia 6 and the retro-inspired, non-smart Nokia 3310. It appears that's about to change, as the super cheap Nokia 2 will soon be on sale here.

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Nokia 2 is an entry-level smartphone with a serious battery

Nokia 2 is an entry-level smartphone with a serious battery

Thus far, the return of Nokia has given us quite a few different handsets. From a re-imagining of perhaps the most famous basic phone ever to the much more high-end Nokia 8, the phones that HMD Global has been pushing out the door have covered a fairly broad range in terms of power. There have even been a few mid-range smartphones for those shopping on a budget, but today we're seeing the introduction of a new entry-level phone in the Nokia 2.

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Nokia 8 is going to be a chore to open up for repairs

Nokia 8 is going to be a chore to open up for repairs

Nokia phones are quite known and notorious for their durability, but that was back in the days of plastic and rubber. With glass and metal wrapped around today’s smartphones, it’s good to see that even Nokia’s premium flagship so far, the Nokia 8, is a solid runner. But durability doesn’t exactly equate to repairability and, in fact, is sometimes the opposite. But while the Nokia 8 does score some points in the latter, it’s not going to be an easy journey inside.

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Nokia 8 Android Oreo beta open to public, Nokia 3, 5, 6 coming

Nokia 8 Android Oreo beta open to public, Nokia 3, 5, 6 coming

When the Nokia brand rose from the ashes of its unfortunate fate under Microsoft, it, together with HMD Global, promised one thing that many Android OEMs make but few deliver: quick Android updates. And not just the monthly security updates, mind, but also the big ones. So far, there has been only one major Android update since Nokia launched its handsets, Android 8.0 Oreo. And, so far, it hasn’t yet rolled that out. The winds of change are blowing, however as Nokia opens up its new Beta Labs program, bringing with it Android Oreo for the Nokia 8.

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Nokia 2 B&H leak points to an entry-level phone

Nokia 2 B&H leak points to an entry-level phone

It’s still amusing that Nokia and HMD Global decided to start with a 3, 5, and 6 (skipping 4 is a bit known by now). It followed those up with an 8 and then backtracked to 7. Now it seems that Nokia will soon be filling in the other gaps, with the Nokia 2 briefly showing up at B&H Photo and being recorded before the retailer took it down. Given the numbering, it’s also not surprising to learn that the Nokia 2 will be the cheapest Nokia smartphone yet and with specs to match that price.

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