HMD has officially announced its latest range entry-level and mid-range smartphones, namely the Nokia 2.4, the Nokia 3.4, and the Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone, the latter being the company’s first 5G capable smartphone to enter the market. HMD also unveiled a range of new accessories such as earbuds and portable wireless speakers.
Let’s start with the Nokia 8.3 5G. While the smartphone was already announced earlier this year, the launch of the device was delayed. The company is now ready to release the Nokia 8.3 5G, that features a 6.81-inch Puredisplay IPS display with 1080p+ (2400 x 1080) as its screen resolution. The smartphone is 9mm thick and weighs about 220g. The display also features an aspect ratio of 20:9 and 386ppi.
The smartphone has a punch-hole camera on the upper left side, housing a 24MP selfie camera that is backed up with a ZEISS lens. The Nokia 8.3 5G houses a circular camera module on its rear side with four camera sensors. The main camera is a 64MP shooter with an aperture of F1.9 for wide shots, along with a 12MP ultrawide shooter with F2.2 aperture. The ultra-wide camera is said to feature good low-light capability. The third and fourth cameras are for macro and depth, respectively. The main camera is capable of 4K video recording at 30fps.
Powering the Nokia 8.3 5G is the Snapdragon 765G SoC with 6GB RAM for the 64GB model, and 8GB RAM for the 128GB variant. The smartphone also features a 3.5mm audio jack and a dedicated MicroSD card slot. The new mid-range 5G smartphone houses a 4500 mAh battery with fast charge capability. The device runs on pure Android 10 OS and will get updates under the Android One program.
On the other hand, we got the Nokia 3.4 that features a 6.39-inch display and with 1600 x 720 as the screen resolution and 400 nits of brightness. The display features an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 and also comes with punch-hole camera design, packing an 8MP selfie snapper. On its rear side, the Nokia 3.4 features a circular camera module with a total of four camera sensors.
The module comes with dual 13MP shooters, a 2MP depth sensor and a 5MP snapper for ultrawide photography. The smartphone packs a large 4000 mAh battery and the device comes bundled with a 5W charger. However, the smartphone does have support for 10W chargers. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 460 chip with 3GB/4GB RAM for the 32GB/64GB models, along with support for MicroSD cards. You also get a 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, dedicated Google Assistant button and support for aptX Adaptive wireless headphones.
We also have the entry-level Nokia 2.4 holds a larger 6.5-inch display with 720p+ as its screen resolution and with a screen aspect ratio of 20:9. It also features a bigger battery that is rated at 4500 mAh. However, it charges with a standard microUSB port at 5W. The smartphone runs with the octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor, along with a modest 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. While this is an entry-level smartphone, we think the 2GB RAM is a bit on the lower end. That said, there is a dedicated slot for MicroSD cards, along with dedicated dual SIM card slots.
It runs on Android 10 OS and is stated to receive the Android 11 update and another series of updates for the next two years. The Nokia 2.4 features a 13MP shooter and a 2MP depth sensor on its rear side, along with a 5MP selfie sensor on its front side. The front camera design features the tear-drop notch. The device also features a fingerprint scanner on its rear side. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack and support for NFC.
Nokia also announced the Nokia Earbuds Lite that will be packed with 100% recyclable paper, driving the company to protect the environment from making an impact. The new earbuds offer 35hrs of audio playback and feature a comfortable design that is easy on the ears, along with an intuitive touch control functionality. The earbuds are IPX7 certified, which means the devices can be submerged up to 1m for half an hour. The earbuds feature 6mm graphene speaker drivers for stellar audio quality.
Nokia also officially introduced the Portable Wireless Speaker system that offers four hours of playtime. It packs an integrated microphone for group calls. You can also pair two of the speakers for better sound. The speakers also feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
The Nokia 3.4 will be released in the UAE by the end of October and will cost 529 AED for the 64GB model. The device will come in Fjord, Dusk, and Charcoal colors. The Nokia 2.4 will be available in the UAE by the second week of October and will cost 419 AED and 469 AED for the 32GB and 64GB models, respectively. The Nokia 8.3 5G will release in the UAE by the middle of October, and will have a price tag of 2099 AED for the 128GB model. The smartphone will come in Polar Night color. The Nokia Power Earbuds Lite will also be available in UAE by mid-October for 399 AED, and will come in Charcoal, Fjord, and Snow colors.
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces two new additions to its entry-level smartphone family, the Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 2.4, a new accessories range and HMD Connect Pro offering enterprises a secure and transparent global data roaming service. The diverse range of launches further solidifies the company’s transformation into a holistic mobile device and service provider.
Florian Seiche, Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global:
“Without doubt, this has been an eventful year for everyone, and our hearts go out to those that have been impacted by the circumstances of 2020. For us, it’s truly been a transformational year, and we’ve adapted to the changing times. I am extremely excited to broaden our value-add services for enterprise with the introduction of HMD Connect Pro, offering unprecedented levels of flexibility and security. The Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 2.4 are important new updates to our core value smartphone range. I am very proud to see the truly future-proof 5G experience of our Nokia 8.3 5G reaching the hands of consumers starting from today, and excited for our partnership with No Time To Die – proving a Nokia phone really is the only gadget you’ll ever need.”
Introducing the latest additions to the Nokia smartphone family
The new Nokia 2.4 comes with AI imaging, two days’ worth of battery life and a large HD+ screen. For those looking for more, the Nokia 3.4 offers an advanced triple camera with an ultra-wide lens, a serious performance upgrade and more screen real estate thanks to the punch-hole screen. Holding true to always delivering maximum innovation at great value, the two new smartphones are entry-level marvels, offering great value experiences. With modern features and stunning design in a more accessible, Android-powered future-proof package, these phones are perfect for those seeking out affordable, long-lasting purchases.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of North America, HMD Global:
“It’s no secret that consumers around the world have become more mindful about their spending and are opting for less expensive, more long-lasting products from brands they know and trust². It’s therefore more crucial than ever that our products stand the test of time – and our commitment to delivering reliable and trustworthy Nokia phones remains unswerving. That’s why we’re broadening our entry-level smartphone family with the new Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 2.4, offering reliable software and hardware that Nokia phone fans have come to know and love, fresh experiences and premium design that you can be proud of – at prices that are accessible. Always inspired by our Finnish roots, with these latest additions we’re introducing a fresh colour palette to the portfolio through new earthy tones with dazzling finishes, taking our design another step closer to home.”
The next-generation Nokia 2 brings modern essentials like advanced AI imaging giving you dedicated Night mode and Portrait Editor that lets you art direct your world with its custom shapes and blurred backgrounds – even after you’ve taken your shot; a convenient fingerprint sensor and AI face unlock, offering effortless access and added security, in a durable design that’s not only built to look good but also to last. Watch, learn and create on the large 6.5” HD+ screen and, thanks to its two-day battery life, you’re free to enjoy your favourite apps and games for longer. Plus, the Nokia 2.4 comes with our Android promise, giving you three years of monthly security updates and two years of OS updates, meaning it’s ready for Android 11 and 12.
The new Nokia 3.4 offers a serious performance upgrade thanks to the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 460 Mobile Platform giving you more power to get the best out of your phone. Take your creativity to the next level with a large 6.39” HD+ screen with a punch-hole front camera and a mighty triple rear camera with an ultra-wide lens and AI imaging. The Nokia 3.4 comes with Android 10 OS and the Nokia smartphone Android promise, receiving years of security and software upgrades. All of this powered by the signature two-day battery life and wrapped up in a premium timeless design that comes in three new vibrant, living colours, inspired by Nordic nature, delivering style with durability that’s true to its Finnish roots.
Introducing a range of new accessories: inspired by nature, packaged to protect it
Also launching today is a range of new Nokia-branded audio accessories featuring the Nokia Earbuds Lite, and a brand-new Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker with integrated microphone – the first in the portfolio – and new protective cases. The new accessories are all wrapped up in sustainable packaging made from 100% recyclable paper, taking the company one step closer towards reducing the environmental impact of its business and products.
Alexander Lambeek, Global Head of Accessories, HMD Global:
“Our commitment to delivering premium experiences at accessible price points extends beyond phones. Today we’re bringing the same quality you would expect from a Nokia phone to our new range of accessories. We are proud to introduce an entire mobile open ecosystem of companion products bringing exceptional functionality in a familiar design that our fans know and love, all wrapped up in eco-friendly packaging. We always listen to what our customers are after and take feedback as key component in product development. The new accessory range has been no exception to this – people are exercising outdoors more than before, so we made sure to make our earbuds waterproof; they have also become more mindful of what they’re buying, in terms of both cost and sustainability⁴, so we made sure to keep the prices accessible and packaged everything in 100% recyclable paper.“
Nokia Power Earbuds Lite The new Nokia Power Earbuds Lite let you take your favourite songs with you wherever you go offering 35h of play time and comfortable design with intuitive touch control giving you easy navigation whether it’s taking calls or skipping tracks. The IPX7 certification will make them waterproof up to 1m for 30 minutes, meaning you can break a sweat in the gym or run in the rain worry-free, whilst the 6mm graphene speaker drivers give you clear-cut sound.
The original Nokia Power Earbuds are being refreshed with two new colours – Polar Night, inspired by the Nokia 8.3 5G, and a fresh new colour – Mint.
Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker The Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker is designed to be truly portable and will give you up to 4h of play time, while the integrated microphone will make group calls on the go easier than ever. You can also pair two speakers for high-quality stereo audio output. Just like all our audio devices, it comes with universal Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility, so you can connect to all your devices, whatever the brand.
Protection and support for your Nokia smartphone The new accessory range also includes: – Nokia Clear Case – for your Nokia 2.4, Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 8.3 5G – offering increased impact protection and enhanced handling via easy-grip material whilst the seamless ultra-slim lightweight design allows you to showcase your phone’s beautiful design. – Nokia Entertainment Flip Cover for Nokia 3.4 with vegan leather delivers a functional solution for those who want more from their phone case – overall protection, screen cover, card storage and a foldable entertainment stand.
HMD Connect Pro: a secure and transparent global roaming SIM solution for enterprises
In a move that further diversifies the company’s services offering, HMD Global today announces HMD Connect Pro. Offering an easier way to stay connected across the globe, HMD Connect Pro offers an easier way for businesses to keep their smartphones and other devices connected across the globe in a secure and transparent way. The service offers centralised SIM management, giving total control and fraud prevention, with securely routed real-time usage information, live diagnostics and troubleshooting. With over 600 networks across 160 countries, HMD Connect Pro provides full flexibility, transparent and extremely competitive billing and a simple yet robust SIM management console at rates that match your usage needs regardless of how many countries your business operates in.
Nokia 8.3 5G goes on sale globally
Today also marks the global sales start of the highly anticipated Nokia 8.3 5G. Showcasing the commitment to security, speed and innovation by meeting the demands of the world’s toughest customers – MI6 agents – the Nokia 8.3 5G is the smartphone of choice by the newest 00 agent in the upcoming James Bond movie No Time To Die, premiering this November. Featuring a powerful PureView quad-camera with ZEISS optics giving you immersive movie-like shots with ZEISS Cinema effects and OZO audio, the Nokia 8.3 5G is the ideal smartphone for those who want to elevate their creativity. Designed to support multiple and evolving 5G network deployments, the Nokia 8.3 5G condenses more than 40 different RF components into a single module, making it not only a global device but also a future-proof smartphone which is ready for the next step in 5G. The Nokia 8.3 5G begins to go on sale globally from today starting at a global average price of 599 EUR. Additionally, all Nokia 8.3 5G owners will receive a free 6-month trial of Google One. Capture and edit on the go with faster upload speeds and an additional 100GB of online storage across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos – an all-in-one membership that can be shared with up to five additional people.
Lashana Lynch, who plays 00 agent Nomi in No Time To Die, said: “The world we live in now means we all have the ultimate gadget in our pockets and it’s amazing what smartphones can do nowadays. It’s exciting to be unveiling this new smartphone to celebrate the release of No Time To Die in November, and the Nokia 8.3 5G is proof that Bond gadgets are always ahead of the game.”