Recently, smartphone makers have started to promote their devices with a new terminology. Companies like Nokia and Motorola use the term, Android Enterprise Recommended. This new moniker holds a lot of significance. But, should you care? And is it relevant to the Indian market? Let’s find out!The Definition
Android Enterprise Recommended is a new certification given by Google for the Android-powered smartphones. Subsequently, the devices have to meet the elevated enterprise requirements validated by Google. Interestingly, this is applicable even for non-stock OS running smartphones.Minimum [...]
HMD Global launched the Nokia 8 Sirocco at MWC 2018. The smartphone has a premium design, dual Zeiss branded cameras and a stainless steel mid-frame. In fact, the smartphone has everything to be called as a 2018 flagship smartphone. However, the smartphone was based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which is a bit of a disappointment.
A leak suggests that the company might launch the Nokia 8 Pro with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.Expected specifications of Nokia 8 Pro
The device is expected to have a 6 inch 2160 x 1080px display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the smartphone is likely to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6GB/8GB [...]
FCC listing reveals a new Nokia smartphone with model number TA-1071. As per the details, the listed device is likely to be the upcoming Nokia 1, which was leaked last week along with the Nokia 7 Plus. With MWC 2018 around the corner, the certification might just have confirmed the launch of the Nokia 1.
The Nokia 1 could be the most affordable Android smartphone to date from HMD Global. Considering the price of the Nokia 2, it could be priced at under US$ 100. As per the listing, the Nokia 1 has an overall size of 5.35-inch body, which might house a 5.0-inch or a smaller display. The smartphone will have prominent bezels with a 16:9 aspect ratio screen.
HMD Global will be announcing quite a few smartphones at MWC 2018. While there have been doubts over the presence of Nokia 9 at the event, recent leaks might differ. New case renders of the Nokia 9 reveal an 18:9 aspect ratio and curved edges. If true, the Nokia 9 could be one of the best looking Nokia devices from the recent past.
The Nokia 9 will be the successor of Nokia 8, which was the company’s first Android flagship smartphone. At present, the Nokia 8 is available in India at a price of Rs. 28999 after a heavy price cut.Nokia 9 specifications:
As per the recent FCC filings, [...]
The alleged Nokia 10 might, in fact, be the Nokia 8 Pro. A new report claims that the company will soon launch the Nokia 8 Pro. The device will have a camera setup, originally rumoured for the Nokia 10. The Nokia 8 Pro will succeed the Nokia 8, which was the flagship device of 2017 for Nokia.
The Nokia 8 was the first flagship smartphone from HMD Global, which offered flagship grade specifications. Nokia 8 was bested by the likes of the OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. This was largely due to their superior design. The Nokia 8 also did not impress with its camera quality which was hyped by the company.
It looks like HMD Global’s plan of launching a [...]
HMD Global launched the Nokia 8 in India in September 2017. At the time of the launch, the company promised an update to Android 8 Oreo soon as the device was running Android 7 Nougat out of the box.
The company has now confirmed that the Nokia 8 has started receiving an update to Android 8.1 Oreo via OTA. Chief Product Manager at HMD Global, Hujo Sarvikas took to Twitter to share the news.
We are rolling out #AndroidOreo 8.1 on #Nokia8 ! Get the sweetest Android to date #Nokia8 #Nokiamobile pic.twitter.com/3pRlNuPIpe
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) February 13, 2018
As per the official changelog, the Android 8.1 Oreo update for [...]
At the upcoming MWC 2018, HMD Global will be making a few announcements. Android Go device like the Nokia 1 and a concept phone like the Nokia 10 are expected to be announced. A lot expected the Nokia 9 to be launched as well but, it looks like the company will skip a Nokia 9 launch. HMD Global might launch the Nokia 8’s updated version.
To support that argument, HMD Global has recently trademarked a Nokia phone with model number TA-1005 as the ‘Nokia 8 Sirocco’. Incidentally, TA-1005 was the speculated model number of the Nokia 9. For context, Sirocco is a reference to the Nokia 8800 Sirocco edition which was launched in 2006.
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor globally launched the Honor View10 at an event in London on the 5th of December. At the time of the launch, the View10 was priced at 499 Euros which roughly translates to about Rs. 38000 in India but, considering the competitive pricing of the Honor 7X, it won’t be surprising if the Honor View10 is priced close to the 30K mark.
Irrespective of its Indian pricing, the View10 will enter the sub-40K category of flagship devices where the likes of the OnePlus 5T and Nokia 8 already exist. Just like the other two devices, the Honor View10 has a flagship chipset, a dual-camera setup and a great display to go with it. So, how does it stack up [...]
Nokia 9 is highly anticipated as the successor the Nokia 8, and it appears that the Nokia 9 could be launched as early as the 19th of January. A new report from China claims that the Nokia 9 and a new iteration of the Nokia 8, named Nokia 8 (2018) will be launched on the 19th of January. It is worth noting that HMD Global has not announced or hinted at any new launch as of now.
The report also claims that both the phones will be customised for the Chinese market hence, may come with special ROM where Google services may be replaced by local alternatives.
The leaked specifications of the Nokia 9 include 5.5-inch QHD display. Whether this display will have an 18:9 aspect [...]
Nokia has re-entered the smartphone market with a slew of Android powered phones in different price segments. Its latest entrant was the Nokia 8, the first Nokia branded Android flagship phone. The rumours of Nokia 9 have been doing the rounds for quite some time now and new renders show a 360-degree view of the smartphone.
The Nokia 8, although a flagship, has thick bezels around the display which a lot of 2017 flagships don’t. The Nokia 9 renders show a more modern look with thin bezels. The dual-camera setup retains its place and the fingerprint sensor is moved to the back. As far as rumoured specifications go, the Nokia 9 in all likeliness will feature a [...]
Gone are the days when you couldn’t expect premium performance from smartphones that didn’t come with a premium price tag. Nowadays, good phones are getting cheaper, and cheap phones are getting better. Flagship devices from the likes of Samsung and Apple continue to cost over Rs 50,000 in India but, there smartphone makers who bring in high quality at a sort of affordable price. Rs 40,000 is not “affordable” by any means, but if you can get a phone as fast and smooth as a Rs 60,000 phone by almost half of it, you don’t have much to complain.
OnePlus 5, Nokia 8, Honor 8 Pro and the LG G6 offer flagship performance and features at a price under Rs [...]
HMD Global has launched the Nokia 8 in India at a price of Rs 36999. HMD global held a launch event in New Delhi on September 26th and unveiled the first-ever Android flagship with Nokia branding in India. The flagship will be up against the likes of LG G6, OnePlus 5 and the Honor 8 Pro as far as the price of the phone is concerned.
The Nokia 8 has a 5.3 inch 2560 x 1440 px display and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The smartphone has an aluminum unibody design and an IP54 rating for splash resistance. The fingerprint sensor is housed inside a physical home button which sits between two navigation touch capacitive buttons below the screen. Powering the device is [...]