Nokia blasted off at Mobile World Congress launching not one, but five new phones. Perhaps Nokia has tetraphobia – avoiding a number four series because it is considered unlucky in China.
Frivolity aside the announcement is pretty impressive for a company barely a year old that now has nine smartphones and eighteen variants of feature phones.
GadgetGuy recently reviewed the Nokia 8 with Android Oreo and said, “HMD needs to do a little more R&D as the Nokia 8 is very good in parts but is let down in some areas as a flagship.”
The new Nokia 8 Sirocco has addressed many of our suggestions and is now ready to give other flagships a run for the money.
Brief specifications include:
What’s missing: 3.5mm audio jack, stereo speaker, still 16:9 screen, IP rating not disclosed
GadgetGuy’s take: The upgraded camera looks excellent
The new Nokia 7 Plus is what Nokia calls a hero phone for everyone. It has gone to 18:9 format screen and retains the Sirocco dual camera setup.
What’s missing: Qi charge (not usual on mid-range), 3.5” audio jack, no stereo speaker, IP rating not disclosed
Nokia says its new Nokia 6 is a phone you can rely on. Sorry, Nokia you need to rely on every phone!
What’s missing: Qi charge (not usual on mid-range), no stereo speaker, IP rating not disclosed, still 16:9 format screen.
Nokia 1 is billed as a complete Nokia smartphone experience, accessible to everyone – and we hope so!
It is a first phone, give it to your kids and slip in a pre-paid sim.
The fifth announcement is for the Nokia 8810; another retro icon ‘banana’ phone reloaded to have 4G.