MWC 2017: The Nokia event, where the Nokia 3, 5 smartphones and 3310 feature phone will reportedly be announced will be live streamed on its Facebook page and YouTube.
We are just hours away from the highly anticipated Nokia event at the Mobile World Congress 2017. MWC is an annual event where smartphone makers and other electronic giants come at a place to unveil the latest gadgets and smartphones and give consumers a look into the future of technology. This year, most of the big brands like Huawei, LG and Sony will be launching their latest creations. But the most anticipated in the comeback of Nokia phones. HMD Global now holds the brand name rights of Nokia and will be announcing its first global smartphones at the MWC 2017. The launch event will be watched all over the world, as Nokia, which was once a pioneer in mobile technology will get a second chance into the smartphone market, especially after the debacle with Microsoft.
The event hosted by HMD Global will begin at 4.30 pm in Barcelona, which in India will be at 9 pm. Additionally, Nokia Mobile Facebook page has confirmed it will be live streaming the event on the social media platform as well as on YouTube. The company’s Facebook page already has an event set up for February 26, at 9 pm. The post reads as, “We’ll be announcing live on Facebook the details of our Nokia smartphones on Android – see it here first!” Another post on Nokia’s Mobile page asks people to vote on their number one Nokia phone. The post says, “Get ready for the final – your vote for the number 1 Nokia phone from the archives. Nokia 3310 vs Nokia 3650. Tune in live.” There is a video on the all new Nokia 3310 on YouTube as well.
Nokia has already launched the Nokia 6 smartphone in China, the first phone after the brand was acquired by HMD Global. But the company will aggressively make a foray into the global market again. When it comes to specifications the Nokia 6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card). It has dual amplifier speaker with Dolby Atmos technology for sound output. Nokia 6 features a 16MP PDAF rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front camera. It is backed by a powerful 3,000 mAh battery.The home button in Nokia 6 doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. It is a 4G-enabled smartphone that supports Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS and USB-OTG. According to a press statement by HMD Global, more Android smartphones will be unveiled in H1 2017.
The ‘Snake’ game is back!
Nokia is reportedly planning to re-launch its classic 3310 handset which was once the most loved and resilient phone. The Nokia 3310 was first unveiled in the year 2000, and it had paved way for a new generation of devices with sturdy bodies and bigger batteries. According to rumours, the device will be re-released at the Mobile World Congress 2017 and will come at a price of $59 (around Rs 4,000).
Once the world’s dominant cellphone maker, Nokia missed out on the transformation of the mobile market to smartphones. Thereafter, Nokia chose Microsoft’s Windows operating system for its “Lumia” range. After the Nokia-Microsoft deal in 2014, Microsoft continued to sell cheaper basic phones under Nokia’s name and Lumia smartphones by its own name but abandoned both the businesses last year. Meanwhile, HMD last month took over the Nokia feature phone business and bagged the deal of Nokia brand (phones and tablets) for the next decade.