SK Telecom ties up with Nokia and Ericsson for 6G Development

SK Telecom has partnered with Nokia and Ericsson for the development in the field of 6G. Even though there are still years to come for the 5G, currently rolled out in a few countries, the Korean telecom wants to stay ahead in the competition and build a solid structural foundation.

SK Telecom CEO Park Jeong-Ho met with Per Narvinger from Ericsson and Tommi Uitto from Nokia Mobile Network to sign join development memorandums.

Both the deals are part of a collaboration between two European countries and South Korea.

The main goal of this 6G deal is to lay foundations to the next generation of network development and research.

We are still a long away from the official 6G launch date but the first stone has been laid.

6G Release Date

6G Network is expected to release by 2022 in South Korea, Japan, and other European countries.

By 2023 it will be available through several countries worldwide.

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Nokia TA-1139 Spotted at TENAA – New Upcoming Nokia Feature Phone 4G VoLTE

The HMD Global brand not only unveiled the latest Nokia smartphones with the Android operating system but also cared of upgrading the old and popular Nokia models with fancy features like color display and 4G VoLTE support. The launch of the new Nokia feature phone doesn’t stop there as the Finnish company might be looking to launch more in apart with the upcoming Nokia 5G phone and a foldable phone.

We have already gone through the list of Nokia Old phones that are currently available for purchase, not officially but yet they are available.

Nokia TA-1139

All new Nokia TA-1139 was spotted passing through TENAA, an official agency of the Chinese Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology.

New Nokia feature phone

While passing through the approval process, the device specifications were revealed and it will be a GSM phone with support of 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands. One of them can be used for 4G. While 1020 mAh battery remains the highlighting point, other specs of the device are common as that of the other revamped new Nokia featured phones.

To put it up, the new Nokia TA-1139 feature phone comes with a 2.4-inch display with 320 x 240 pixels resolution and has 8 MB or 16 MB of inbuilt storage.

Nokia TA-1139 Specifications

  • 2.4 Inch TFT display
  • 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • 120.8 x 53.48 x 13.81 mm
  • 83.6 grams
  • 360 Mhz Single Core processor
  • 8 MB/16 MB inbuilt storage
  • Micro SD card support up to 32 GB
  • 1020 mAh battery
  • Gray, Black, and Red colors

Pros

  • Longer battery backup
  • Choose the device in various color options

This smartphone could be launched along with Nokia 9 and other smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) to be held in the last week of February at Barcelona, Spain.

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Nokia 6.2 with 6.2 Inch Display, Snapdragon 632 SoC & 16 MP Dual Rear Zeiss Camera’s Specs Leaked

The Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) is one of the biggest events in the mobile industry and every smartphone manufacturer is rushing to launch their next wave of smartphones. HMD Global, the company which brought back life in Nokia brand is rushing for the MWC 2019 product showcase.

The Finnish smartphone manufacturer is planning to launch Nokia 6.1 successor and chances are that it will be called as Nokia 6.2. Now we a Twitter leakster claiming the major specifications of the device.

A Twitter user with username @LeaksNokia says that the upcoming Nokia 6.2 smartphone will be sporting a 6.2 inch display with camera hole-punch display in it. It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform out of the box with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM.

Nokia 6.1 smartphone camera
The Nokia 6.1 smartphone camera

In terms of camera, it sports a 16 mega pixel dual camera with Zeiss Camera lens and that’s the major highlights of this device. Further this upcoming Nokia smartphone has Nokia’s proprietary OZO Audio on board too.

According to the leakster, the device will be launched in the month of January or February in China, thereafter in Europe and worldwide shorter after. Most probably this smartphone will be a part of HMD’s product showcase at Nokia booth at Mobile World Congress.

Nokia 3.2 available in Germany via Amazon.de

HMD Global Oy after launching several products at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019), its slowing bring out the devices in the European countries first. After Nokia 1 Plus brief introduction in Russia, UK and Germany it’s now the Nokia 3.2 which makes to stores in Germany.

The Nokia 3.2 smartphone is now available for pre-order in Germany on Amazon with shipping starting from April 25. It’s priced at EUR 159,00.

Nokia 3.2 Phone

Going through the Nokia 3.2 specifications, the device comes with 6.26 inch HD+ display screen and a 4000 mAh battery which lasts for two days from one charge. The latest Nokia smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and will automatically qualify for the Android Q update later this year.

If you are looking for a budget Android phone under $200, then Nokia 3.2 is one of the option to consider. Looking to buy it right now, then click on the Amazon link here.

Nokia X71 Price in China Set to ¥2199 Yuan

It was only yesterday that Nokia X71 for China got TENNA approval with TA-1172 and now the price of the device has been revealed.

This is also the official X71 launch in China too after HMD showcased some teasers earlier.

The Nokia X71 Price in China is set to ¥2199 Yuan for the 6 GB model with 64 GB inbuilt storage. The top end Nokia X71 with 128 GB variant is priced at ¥2699 Yuan.

Nokia X71 phone

Just like Taiwan, both the variants are available for pre-order and you can pre-order them online at Nokia mobile shop by clicking here.

Going through the Nokia X71 specifications, the device comes with a 6.39 inch Punch Hole display and it’s the first HMD phone to have such display. Under the hood, the device comes with Snapdragon 660 SoC and has got a triple rear camera.

No doubt that this is one of the best-suited phones under 2500 Yuan in China. What do you think about its pricing? Is it competitive? Do let us know your views.

Nokia 8110 4G gets WhatsApp Support in India

WhatsApp is the world’s #1 instant messaging app and anyone who owns a smartphone or a phone, wants the device to support WhatsApp. After JioPhone got WhatsApp support last year, it’s Nokia 8110 4G finally receives it India.

The WhatsApp for Nokia 8110 4G is available for download from App store under Social Tab.

Talking about the Nokia 8110 4G, it was launched in India at Rs 5,999 and currently retailing at Rs 4,999. You can buy it directly from Nokia India online store.

Speaking of this update, Ajey Mehta, the VP and Country Head at HMD Global said –

We’re so happy that our fans in India will get WhatsApp on Nokia 8110 first anywhere in the world. The Nokia 8110 is a phone for ‘the originals’ and I hope along with adding to the style quotient, this new addition of WhatsApp to the already existing bouquet of apps on Nokia 8110 will make it the ideal choice for our fans.

The Nokia 8110 4G is the revamped version of Nokia 8110 and comes with reloaded with 4G LTE capabilities so that you can surf, chat and stream faster. It’s the latest Nokia featured phone with next gen capabilities. Under the hood, it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 mobile platform with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB inbuilt storage.
There is a 2.45 inch curved display and a 2 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash and features KaiOS. There is a micro SD card slot supporting storage up to 32 GB and has got removable 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery offering standby time of up to 25 hours.

On this Day – Samsung beat Nokia 7 Years Ago to become #1 Global OEM

In the global mobile phone market, Nokia enjoyed a continuous 14 years at $1 spot. The Finnish smartphone maker enjoyed tremendous success in the mobile phone industry in the late 90s and 2000s but with the debut of smartphone and some wrong decisions lead to company’s stumble such low that it too just 4-5 years for Samsung to not only beat Nokia but also become the #1 global smartphone maker. At a time, amongst the top 10 most sold phone is dominated by Nokia [Nokia has top 6 selling phones and out of top 10, 7 are from Nokia brand itself].

While every other brand except Apple shifted to Google’s open-source mobile platform called Android OS, Nokia stuck to its own Symbian platform, hoping that it can stand against Android and iOS. Later they turned their ship towards Microsoft for manufacturing Windows Phone which was a major misstep.

After 2009, with touchscreen smartphones, Apple and Samsung showed a tremendous upward curve in the smartphone sales graph while Nokia graph went down and down with each quarter.

But ever since HMD Global picked Nokia in 2016, things have been changing quickly. It has shipped more than 70 million Nokia branded phones. Not just that, the company also reached the number 9 slot in terms of global smartphone shipment last year. By 2019, the company is expecting to be among the top 5.

HMD Global signboard

The Nokia 9 Pureview launch at Mobile World Congress (MWC) fetched them a total of 24 awards, 19 of them were awarded to Nokia 9 PureView device itself. So, that’s a great start to the year.

Nokia 9 Pureview
nokia 9 PureView – The Penta Lens Nokia phone
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Nokia 5 Smartphone release date

If the past two years of progress is anything to go by, who knows one-day HMD Global might be the #1 smartphone seller.

Nokia 9 PureView Wins Record 19 Awards at MWC 2019

Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) is one event of the year where all the mobile companies showcase their products. For this year, the competition was tough but HMD out threw other contenders to win the record of total 24 awards at the event. Out of these, 19 were awarded to newly launched Nokia 9 Pureview. HMD Global surely had a successful MWC 2019.

At the event, the company unveiled Nokia 210, Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 3.2, 4.2 and flagship Nokia 9 Pureview with Zeiss lens. Several recognized media have their view on the best phone at MWC, although best of the show awards doesn’t mean the device is great or best or better.

Here is what PC Mag, AndroidHeadlines and GadgetMatch have to say about the newly launched Nokia phone –

So, what do you think about the latest flagship Nokia phone?

HMD unveils Nokia 210 at Mobile World Congress

HMD Global announcement at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain on February 24 was eventful. The company has something or the other for every type of smartphone owner. From entry-level Nokia 1 Plus to mid-range Nokia 4.2 and pure flagship Nokia 9 Pureview with Penta-lens camera.

Nokia 210 is a completely different phone from the Nokia Asha 210 which was launched in April 2013. It’s a featured phone with 2.4 inch display with 167 PPI pixel density. The phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6260A processor coupled with 16 GB inbuilt storage.

The device comes with a 0.3 mega pixel rear camera and has no memory card slot with dual SIM support dual standby.

The Nokia 210 full specifications –

  • 2.4 inch display with 320 x 240 pixels
  • 167 PPI pixel density (~27.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Mediatek MT6260A Processor
  • 120.8 x 53.5 x 13.8 mm
  • Card Slot: No
  • 16 MB internal memory
  • 0.3 mega pixel rear camera
  • microUSB 2.0 (charging only)
  • Removable Li-Ion 1020 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Flashlight

Nokia 210 Price

The Nokia 210 will be available Charcoal, Red and Grey color priced at $34 or 30 Euros. The device is now available for purchase in European and Asian countries.

Nokia 210 Price in India: Rs 1499

Nokia 5 gets Android Pie Update; Global Roll out Begins

HMD Global has started rolling out the Android Pie update to Nokia 5 smartphone. The update was expected because Nokia has promised software upgrade to their devices for a period of two years from the launch date.

The Nokia 5 was launched in 2017 running on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Last year the device was upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo version and this year the Pie update is available. It’s quite surprising to see Nokia keeping their promise.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global confirmed the Nokia 5 Android pie update roll out through his Twitter handle.

The update is available for download via over the air upgrade and the company has also sent out of date notification notifying all the users.

If you have received an update notification then in order to upgrade, you should tap on it to proceed. just before proceeding you should ensure that you have enough battery left on your device and also have 2 GB of space available on your device internal storage.

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