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HMD Global announces 5 new Nokia devices

On February 25th, HMD Global unveiled 5 new Nokia devices: the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6, Nokia 1 and Nokia 8110.

Nokia 8 Sirocco

The 8 Sirocco is HMD Global’s designated flagship device. Following the popular trend of bezel-less screens as featured in the Samsung Galaxy S9, the 8 Sirocco sports a 5.5” edge-to-edge display with minimal bezels, capable of displaying media at 2K (2560 x 1440) on a p-OLED panel.  Powered by the Snapdragon 835 chip, the Sirocco 8 performance is on par with competing flagship devices including the Google Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, HTC U11 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. When compared to the previous Snapdragon 821 chip, the 835 chip offers a 30% increase in efficiency, 27% higher performance, and is 40% less battery-consuming. Further specs include 6GB of RAM and a whopping 128GB of storage as standard. The cameras have Carl Zeiss optics with the main snapper having a dual-camera system (12MP and 13MP) while the front facer is 5MP. Finally, other features include an always-on-display, 3,260mAh battery and USB-C charging.

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Powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor (Snapdragon 660), with 4GB of RAM/64GB, and expandable memory up to 256GB, despite not being a flagship device, the 7 Plus definitely offers a happy medium. Slightly larger than the 8 Sirocco, the 6-inch screen is encased in a 158.4 x 75.6 x 8.0mm aluminium body with copper edges. Impressively, the rear-camera features two lenses 12MP and 13MP, capable of optical zoom and low-light snaps. The front facing camera is a massive 16MP in comparison. Both cameras have Carl Zeiss optics. Further features include the latest version of Android – Oreo 8.0, a 3,800mAh battery and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

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Nokia 6

The second-generation Nokia 6 is claimed by Nokia to be 60% faster than its predecessor. Featuring a 5.5” display,  2.2GHz octa-core processor (Snapdragon 630) with either 3GB RAM/32GB or 4GB storage RAM/64GB storage (microSD up to 128GB). The main camera snaps pictures with 16MP while the front-facer has 8MP using famed camera manufacturer Carl Zeiss’ optics. Further features include a 3,000mAh battery, USB-C charging and a rear fingerprint sensor.

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Nokia 1

The Nokia 1 is a low-range smartphone, ideal for those who want a reliable phone for its basic functions. The Nokia 1 is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M 2.2GHz quad-core processor and has just 8GB of storage, however this can be expanded by 128GB with a microSD card. It has a 4.5-inch screen IPS 480p screen, removable 2,150mAh battery, Android Oreo (Go edition) and headphone jack.

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Nokia 8110

After the previous success of the revamped 3310, it’s no surprise the Nokia 8110, iconic for its appearance in the Matrix, has now received an update. The sliding device is available in black or yellow, revealing a T9 keypad under its 4.5-inch 480p screen. The 8110 runs on the latest version of Android – 8.0 Oreo from the box and features a 2,150mAh battery. Powered by a 2.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal memory, the 8110 may not be the best for specs but is guaranteed appreciation by all those feeling nostalgic.

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Nokia 8 review

Nokia 8 review

Design

The Nokia 8 sports an aluminium body, available in blue matte and silver, which wraps around the sides of the phone from the rear. When it comes to the display, the Nokia 8 features a large Quad HD display with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 – as seen on a limited number of handsets including the HTC 10, Samsung S8 and Huawei P10 Plus. The Gorilla Glass 5 offers the highest level of durability yet.

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Features

The Nokia 8’s rear camera is made up of two 13MP lenses to expand your photo options. You can use both lenses at the same time with live bokeh effect, blurring the background for a sharp professional look. Or, you can use them independently for detailed monotone shots.  Nokia has also created ‘Bothie’. Bothie is a dual-sight mode, which means you can use the 13MP front-facing lens at the same time as the rear 13MP camera. This lets you put yourself in the frame, at the same time as taking photos of your friends, family or colleagues. You can also broadcast live to Facebook with this mode – ideal if you want to capture your own real-time reactions.  To keep you powered up through your snaps, the Nokia 8 comes with the latest USB technology, USB Type-C. The symmetrical power port lets you inject charge quicker than ever before, meaning you’ll be able to go from flat to full in around an hour with the 3,090mAh cell.

Specs

  • 5.3-inch Quad HD display
  • Dual 13MP camera
  • Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 4GB RAM

Availability and price

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Nokia 8 release date, features and specifications

Nokia 8 release date, features and specifications

Rumoured features

When it comes to design, leaks suggest the Nokia 8 will sport a metal design with rounded corners and a 5.3″ or 5.5″ display (There could also be two versions). Theres also been talk of 1P68 water and dust protection. It’s rumoured the Nokia 8 will feature a high-end Zeiss camera lens and have a fingerprint sensor. It’s also been suggested the new flagship will feature the latest version of Android Nougat – click here for more information. 

Finally, the Nokia 8 is likely to feature USB Type-C charging. Capable of supplying far more power, up to 100W, compared to a conventional USB 2.0 connection at just 2.5W. It also supports different “protocols” which means you can have adaptors that can output other types of connections including HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, etc – from a single USB-C port.

Rumoured specs overview

  • 5.3-inch or 5.5-inch screen
  • 2560 x 1440 pixel display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 modem
  • 4GB or 6GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • 23-megapixel single camera or 13-megapixel dual camera (by Zeiss)
  • MicroSD card slot (up to 256GB)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB Type C charging port
  • Android 7.1 Nougat operating system

Rumoured price and release date

Although the official release date is yet to be announced, Nokia has scheduled a launch event for an unnamed product in London on August 16th, 2017 so it’s highly likely the Nokia 8 will be unveiled. Also keeping a tight lid on price, we can only assume that as Nokia’s new flagship device, it’s likely the 8 will be around £599-£699.

Demand for the Nokia 3310 7x more than expected

Demand for the Nokia 3310 7x more than expected

The original 3310 was one of the World’s best-selling handsets with around 126 million units sold worldwide, 17 years ago. The 2017 version has also exceeded expectation with demand 7x more than Nokia expected, and pre-registrations into the tens of thousands.

Design

Most notably for previous 3310 owners, the 2017 version features a colour screen (gasp), and a bright plastic shell available in glossy yellow, glossy orange, matte grey and matte dark blue colour options. Keeping in line with tradition, the 3310 sports Nokia’s reliable keypad. Noticeably sleeker than it’s predecessor, the updated 3310 is thinner by 9.2mm and weighs 53.4 grams less than the original.

Specs

Upgrades include a 2MP camera, micro-USB charging port, headphone jack, microSD storage and Bluetooth. However it’s still an old-school phone so there’s no WiFi, GPS or app store but there is 2.5G internet. Further features include calls, texts, lo-fi photos and the much loved Snake for all those feeling nostalgic. But even better than Snake, Nokia claims the battery on the updated 3310 will last almost an entire month on standby.

Full overview:
  • 320 x 240 colour screen
  • 2MP camera with LED flash
  • Nokia Series 30+ Software
  • Opera Mini Browser and 2.5G internet connection
  • FM Radio
  • Micro-USB charging port, MicroSD storage
  • Headphone jack
  • Bluetooth
  • 79.6 grams
  • 12.8mm thick

Price & availability

The 3310  is $49 which converts to around £42 and is available on both EE and Vodafone networks. To register for the Nokia 3310 please do not hesitate to get in touch with your account manager via phone: 01252 854352 or email: sales@cmmtelecoms.co.uk.

Nokia brings back the 3310 – Update

Update: Release date & availability 

The Nokia 3310 will be released in mid June 2017, however the 3310 will only be available on Vodafone and EE networks, with O2 and Three announcing they have no plans to stock the new retro handset. 

Nokia brings back the 3310 – 17 years later

Nokia has brought back the 3310, originally announced on September 1st, 17 years ago. The original 3310 was a large success with 126 million units sold worldwide. How will the 2017 version compare?

Design

Most notably for previous 3310 owners, the 2017 version will feature a colour screen (gasp), and a bright plastic shell available in glossy yellow, glossy orange, matte grey and matte dark blue colour options. Keeping in line with tradition, the 3310 sports Nokia’s reliable keypad. Noticeably sleeker than it’s predecessor, the updated 3310 is thinner by 9.2mm and weighs 53.4 grams less than the original.

Specs

Upgrades include a 2MP camera, micro-USB charging port, headphone jack, microSD storage and Bluetooth. However it’s still an old-school phone so there’s no WiFi, GPS or app store but there is 2.5G internet. Further features include calls, texts, lo-fi photos and the much loved Snake for all those feeling nostalgic. But even better than Snake, Nokia claims the battery on the updated 3310 will last almost an entire month on standby.

Full overview:
  • 320 x 240 colour screen
  • 2MP camera with LED flash
  • Nokia Series 30+ Software
  • Opera Mini Browser and 2.5G internet connection
  • FM Radio
  • Micro-USB charging port, MicroSD storage
  • Headphone jack
  • Bluetooth
  • 79.6 grams
  • 12.8mm thick

Price

The 3310 is $49 which converts to around £42, making it ideal for a child’s first phone, for festival trips or holidaymakers, but for work and daily life, you may not be trading in your iPhone just yet…

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review

Microsoft’s latest model, the Lumia 950 XL, takes the 950’s 5.2″ display to a whopping 5.7″, and upgrades from a hexa-core processor to the latest generation octa-core processor, making it the most powerful phone Microsoft has ever built.

Beyond it’s stunning Quad HD display and fancy processor, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL also features USB-C Fast Charging, an extra-large battery and wireless charging to ensure you stay powered and productive all day long.

“Get up to 50% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging”

With Type-C USB charging, also featured in the Apple MacBook, charging is ultra-fast and data transfer rates are quicker, offering you up to 50% battery capacity from just 30 minutes of charging.

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Further features include a 20MP camera, already automated for incredible pictures, with the elimination of motion blur and a triple LED natural flash that helps create warm and balancing lighting in dark environments. In fact, any fast moving subjects are automatically taken as sharper images, with the option to add or remove flash afterwards. Video capture is offered in 4K resolution, also known as Ultra-HD, giving  you more detail, better fast-action capture and virtually seamless auto focus.

Finally, the Lumia 950 XL features ‘Windows Hello Beta’ –  an incredibly secure and personal way to unlock your device. Incorporating state-of-the-art technology you can unlock your 950 XL by waking up your device, and looking directly at the screen, thanks to the infra-red camera that automatically authenticates you as the owner.

Spec overview:

  • 5.7″ Quad HD display
  • Extra-strong, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 4
  • 20MP main camera
  • Full HD 5MP wide angle front camera
  • 32GB memory
  • Windows 10
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 4G LTE
  • Wireless charging & USB-C Fast Charging
  • 3340mAh battery – 19 hour talk time, 12 days standby time

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