It’s the time of year when smartphone brands are releasing their latest shiny and features-laden handsets to the market one after another. HMD Global, the company that now makes Nokia phones, has announced the availability of its latest flagship Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 1, the affordable smartphone already running on the latest Android Oreo OS.
The company also announced two more handsets–a new Nokia 6 with improvements and the Nokia 8110 4G feature phone (popularly known as the ‘banana’ phone or The Matrix movie phone decades ago) that is upgraded to 4G LTE capability. Both handsets will be available in May.
With a suggested retail price of Php 21,990, the Nokia 7 Plus features a vivid 16-inch 18:9 full HD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 mobile platform, and a large 3800mAh battery. As with the trend today for flagship smartphones, the Nokia 7 Plus features dual rear cameras with ZEISS optics. One is a 12 megapixel primary camera with large pixel size and wide aperture, while the secondary camera is a 13 megapixel telephoto lens capable of 2X optical zoom.
Nokia 7 Plus’ front camera is 16 megapixel snapper with also ZEISS optics and high-quality low light capability.
Similar to the Nokia 8, the Nokia 7 Plus features Dual-Sight technology that enables both rear and front cameras to function simultaneously. There’s also the New Pro Camera mode that provides shutter bugs or advanced users manual controls over camera settings.
The Nokia 1, on the other hand, is the company’s entry-level 4.5-inch LTE capable Android smartphone that is installed with a modified and lighter version of Android Oreo OS (Android Oreo Go edition) and features a price of only Php 4290. To make it more appealing to the masses, the phone’s back cover is changeable with a wide selection of Xpress-on covers.
It’s been more than a year since the Nokia brand made a comeback. According to Shannon Mead, Philippines country manager of HMD Global, the company is “committed to continue the story of Nokia mobile, through qualities that we first loved such as durability and innovation. With the new generation of Nokia Android smartphones and our classic but highly upgraded feature phone, we are proud to continue the Nokia mobile story, by giving the best mobile experiences across all price points.”
HMD Global also announced its official store on Lazada Philippines.
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