Four new Nokia phones – the Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 1, New Nokia 6, and Nokia 8110 4G – were launched in the country. These phones were first introduced in February this year at the Mobile World Congress. HMD Global, with Country Manager in the Philippines Mr. Shannon Mead, confirmed that these new phones will go on sale during mid-April and May.
Die-hard Nokia fans and those hoping to get their hands on one of these four new Nokia phones no longer have to wait. Delivering on the promise of durability and reliability you expect from a Nokia phone, each new phone sets benchmarks in design with beautiful craftsmanship, without compromising on technology.
Mr. Shannon Mead, Philippines Country Manager of HMD Global, said: “HMD Global is committed to continue the story of Nokia mobile, through the qualities that we first loved such as durability and innovation, designed to suit every need and style. 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.
We are committed to bringing the best technology to everyone. The Nokia 1, with a familiar but refreshing design delivers all your 4G smartphone essentials with the latest Android Oreo (Go edition). The Nokia 7 plus is our flagship hero without the flagship price tag. This means ultimate design and craftsmanship is in the palm of your hand.”
The flagship hero you can rely on
One of the four new Nokia phones presented is the Nokia 7 plus. Designed to help create stunning content, it has the screen, power, design and features that make it a true hero of the Nokia smartphone range. Combining innovative optical hardware and imaging algorithms, the Nokia 7 plus captures moments in photos that are true to life.
With its impressive 16MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics, the Nokia 7 plus adapts to low light conditions by increasing light sensitivity to guarantee picture-perfect moments. Enhanced Dual-Sight harnesses the front and back cameras simultaneously to capture the ultimate #Bothie and keep it safe with unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos.
To enable you to capture and enjoy more content for longer, the Nokia 7 plus is backed by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform. With a large 3800mAh battery, you won’t have to worry about battery life, even when you are broadcasting your #Bothie videos live on Facebook or YouTube.
The phone’s gently curved back and slim edges give you a big-screen experience in a comfortable, neat package. The vivid 6-inch 18:9 full-HD+ display makes the Nokia 7 plus perfect for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment with more content in the same width as a traditional 5.5-inch display device.
The Nokia 7 plus will be available in Black/Copper and White/Copper from April 27th and will retail for Php21,990. Pre-sale opens online from Friday 13th April through Abenson.com, argomall, and MemoXpress, and soon on Lazada. You can even avail of 0% interest over 9 months via Home Credit, when you apply online through argomall.com.
A 4G smartphone for every Juan
The Nokia 1 is a breakthrough in accessible technology, delivering smartphone essentials with the reassuring quality that can be expected of a Nokia phone and a refreshingly familiar design to fans around the world. Giving more people access to technology, the phone comes with Android Oreo (Go edition), a version of Android optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less.
The Nokia 1 is designed to be smooth and responsive, with full access to the Google Play Store. This means you can find all your favorite apps from WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram to mobile banking while also highlighting apps that are optimized for Android Oreo (Go edition).
You can give your Nokia 1 a makeover, thanks to the addition of the ever-popular Xpress-on covers, available in a range of vibrant colors. Simply press on and off in seconds to express your personal style with these exchangeable covers. Each cover has been built with the same precision and attention to detail as the phone’s original cover.
Inherently colored, the tough two-tone polycarbonate cover is ready to take on everyday knocks and bumps with its durable design. The Nokia 1 will be available in Warm Red and Dark Blue starting April 13th and will retail for Php4,290. It’s definitely the most affordable among the four new Nokia phones launched, but with its features, you’ll definitely get value for money.
Pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience
With a commitment to a pure, secure and up-to-date Android, each smartphone will stay fresh over time with monthly security updates guaranteed and with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes eating up battery life or slowing the device down, so you can enjoy your new phone for longer.
By shipping with Android Oreo out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest Android features of the Nokia 7 plus, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximizing features like limiting background app use.
Tailored to devices with 1GB RAM or less, the Android Oreo (Go edition) in Nokia 1 comes with a new range of apps from Google, designed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimized to be smooth and fast, these include the Google Go web search app, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition) to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more, simply by using your voice. With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo (Go edition), you get 2x more available storage out of the box.
Shop at the Lazada Official store
HMD Global further announced the Official Store for Nokia mobile on Lazada Philippines. Aside from the four new Nokia phones launched recently, you can now avail the full range of Android smartphones and Nokia feature phones with peace of mind. In addition, you can experience the new generation of Nokia phones at authorized resellers and in Nokia stores, kiosks and exhibits nationwide.
Coming soon: New Nokia 6 and Nokia 8110 4G
HMD Global also confirmed that the much anticipated evolution of the successful Nokia 6 and the newest member of the Originals family Nokia 8110 4G will be coming to the Philippines in May.
I am personally excited with the four new Nokia phones launched. My old Android phone is showing signs that it’s about to give up on me. The Nokia 7 Plus is the one I’m seriously considering. The price is just right for its features, particularly the cameras with ZEISS optics. I remember owning a phone with this optics in the early 2000 and it offered clear photos. As a content creator myself, this is definitely right up my alley.
I would also want to own the Matrix phone, the Nokia 8110 4G more because of nostalgia. It’s one of the Nokia phones that I drooled after and this new edition is also drool-worthy. It’s a good thing that HMD Global decided to bring these four new Nokia phones in the Philippines.