Nokia likely to stage smartphone comeback

Posted February 15, 2018

So says analyst outfit Counterpoint, which said in a report this week that Nokia licensee HMD Global flogged 4.4 million Nokia-branded smartphones during the holiday quarter to capture one percent of the global market, putting it at the 11th spot overall. Launching with Android Nougat and Android Oreo ready, the Nokia 2 receives monthly security updates so you can be sure that your smartphone is safe and up-to-date. The Nokia 2, which launched in the United States and India last November, will hit store shelves this month with an affordable £99 price tag.

In our review of the phone a year ago, we said "It's easy to imagine an alternate reality where another, lesser, version of this device coasts along on the novelty of the Nokia brand".

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NokiaPowerUser reports that Nokia 6 2018, Nokia 1 and Nokia 9 (Nokia 8 Sirocco) will be launched in India. It has already been listed on FCC, revealing some of the purported specifications.

Before proceeding to download Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 8, you need to activate Wi-Fi because the total capacity of the update is almost 1.5GB.

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The flagship comes with a 5.3-inch quad-HD IPS display with 700 nits of brightness, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is further expandable by up to 256GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. Note that it could also be the Nokia 7 More, which has recently made its appearance in renderings. It would also be equipped with two photo sensors aligned vertically on the back, as well as a dual LED flash ensuring good quality pictures including in low light. It now runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo and is powered by a 3000 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging. Up front you get a 13-megapixel sensor and the phone supports Dual-Sight, a feature that lets you use both the rear and front cameras simultaneously to take stills/record videos.

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