From the Nostalgic Flip-phone, Down to Powerful Zeiss Lenses
Nokia phone’s manufacturer, HMD Global, is on a roll as it announced five phones at the annual IFA 2019 technology convention that was held in Berlin. Their newest line-up is the Nokia 110, Nokia 2720, and Nokia 800 Tough Nokia 6.2 and the Nokia 7.2.
Without a doubt, the independent, Finnish company has buffed its portfolio to expand its market. For starters, the Nokia 800 Tough represents a new hallmark in Nokia’s phone durability and battery life. Second is the Nokia 2720 Flip, which is compact and tactile and integrated with AI technology. The next stop is the Nokia 110, with affordability as its main selling point. Lastly are the latest smartphone additions, Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2.
New Age of Nokia Phones: Return to Glory with Nokia new Phones?
HMD Global shared the promising future of Nokia new phones during the convention. They said that they are committed to the belief that technology and innovation are there to move people forward and must never be limited to price ranges. The company has also named key strategic investment areas for the future of the brand.
They said that these investments will be steered towards making Nokia phones stand out from competitors in terms of imaging, security, and materials innovation. HMD Global also declared its pledge to deliver an affordable yet premium grade 5G experience in 2020.
In a press release the CEO of HMD Global, Florian Seiche said, “We are now paving the way for the next phase for Nokia phones and have identified strategic investment areas for driving a top-quality Nokia phone experience for our fans, specifically focusing on bringing innovation in the area of 5G, security, imaging, and design.”
He also added that “We are very proud of our laser-sharp focus on security across all our phones, making us the only European brand in our category with a strong emphasis on trust, security and pure Android experience. With amazing achievements like being the only brand to have our entire portfolio running the latest version of Android, we have brought the latest Android features across all price segments. We are the only brand that consistently delivers monthly security updates, making good on our promise to keep your phone secure.”
First Look at Nokia’s Best New Phones
Nokia 800 Tough: Toughest One Yet?
The Nokia 800 Tough is considered as the first rugged phone from HMD Global’s Nokia brand. They are expected to bring a new level of sturdiness and durability to fans across the globe.
Thanks to this phone, HMD Global is hoping to expand its reach to new markets like B2B and enterprise customers. Because after all these industries require durable handsets due to the nature of their work.
Nokia 2720 Flip Phone: Comeback of A Classic
The Nokia 2720 Flip is a reimagined classic handset for the modern user. Its nostalgic Nokia flip-phone design plus its simplicity and reliability, is a complete package indeed.
It aims to bring modern features under the guise of a vintage phone. The Nokia 2720 Flip Phone is WhatsApp and Facebook ready, ensuring that you will stay active on socials. You can also access the Google Assistant with just a button. In case of emergency, the 2720 Flip is equipped with an emergency button plus an ICE or In Case of Emergency information menu.
Nokia 110: Entertainment Companion
The Nokia 110 sports everything minimalist that you can imagine. From MP3 player music binges, a built-in camera to capture the moment, down to a standard FM radio. The Nokia 110 is also packaged with the well-loved and classic mobile games. Walk down memory lane while playing the classic Snake! Its battery life won’t let you down as well, as it is rated to last from sunrise to sunset on a single charge. This phone is the direct successor of the highly praised Nokia 105 formula. And proceeded to make it even better by affixing a camera and adding music, plus games for better entertainment without paying extra.
Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2: Best New Smartphones
Nokia has announced the two new smartphone models, the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2. These phones display a similar design and build as both are sporting a central aluminum core and Gorilla Glass front and back. They also have a large and round camera arrangement at the back.
The cameras offer three lenses and a flash: the main camera, 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, plus a 5-megapixel depth sensor to boost those portrait shots. Though the functions of the cameras are quite the same on the two new models, the Nokia 7.2 gets an advanced main camera feature thanks to the Zeiss lenses. It sports a 48-megapixel primary camera with a 1/2in sensor plus and additional Zeiss effects for pictures taken using the portrait modes.
The Nokia 6.2 is equipped with a 16-megapixel main camera and though it also has bokeh effects, you will not find the Zeiss lens on this one.
For the front camera, it is equally powerful as well, 20MP on the 7.2 while 8MP on the 6.2. HMD Global has upgraded the performance of its camera system all thanks to the new AI system. They also said that you’ll be able to apply those bokeh modes even in low light without compromising great results including the HDR.
Both phones have a 6.3-inch Full HD+ PureDisplay plus a waterdrop notch. HMD Global affirms that this display will transform video from SDR to HDR due to Pixelworks visual processor, while simultaneously adapting the screen to suit the viewing conditions. They are both equipped with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and are rated 16M colors.
The Nokia 7.2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. You will also have choices between 4/6GB RAM and 64/128GB storage that supports microSD up to 512GB. Unlike Apple’s iPhones, Nokia didn’t ditch its 3.5mm headphone socket.
Meanwhile, the Nokia 6.2 is powered by Snapdragon 636 with options of 3/4GB RAM and 32/64/128GB storage options. Like the 7.2 it also supports microSD and has retained its 3.5mm headphone socket.
These phones software are the Android One, it’s a clean Android installation with no bloatware. You can expect it to be pretty close to the front even when the Android 10 updates are rolled out. Kudos to Nokia’s excellent track record with security and version updates.
|Model||Nokia 110||Nokia 2720||Nokia 800 Tough||Nokia 6.2||Nokia 7.2.|
|OS||Not disclosed||KaiOS||KaiOS||Android One||Android One|
|Chipset||Not disclosed||Qualcomm MSM8905 Snapdragon 205||Qualcomm MSM8905 Snapdragon 205||Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660|
|Internal Memory||4MB||4GB 512MB||4GB,512MB||32GB, 64GB, 128GB||64GB, 128GB|
|External Memory||microSD, up to 32 GB||microSD, up to 32 GB||microSD, up to 32 GB||microSD, up to 512 GB||microSD, up to 512 GB|
|RAM||Not disclosed||Not disclosed||Not disclosed||3GB, 4GB||4GB, 6GB|
|Display||TFT||TFT||TFT||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||120 x 160||240 x 320||240 x 320||1080 x 2280||1080 x 2280|
|Features||MP3 player||MP4/H.264 player, MP3/WAV/AAC player||MP4/H.264 player, MP3/WAV/AAC player||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
Get Yours Now!
Among the above Nokia new phones, Nokia 800 Tough will be available in October at around $120 (as of this writing). While the Nokia 2720 Flip will be priced around $97 (as of this writing) and will be available this September. The Nokia 110 is priced around $30 (as of this writing) and will available in September too.
For the Nokia 7.2, it is expected to arrive in September and is priced around $330 for the 4GB + 64GB model and $385 (as of this writing) for the 6GB + 64GB variant. The Nokia 6.2 will arrive in October and is priced around $ 220 for the 3GB + 32GB model and $275 (as of this writing) for the 4GB + 64GB.
Hayk Saakian loves two things, gaming and writing indepth electronic consumer reviews on his website Hayksaakian. An entrepreneur by day, writer by night, he is your go-to guy whenever you need advice on any tech-related concerns.