iPhone XS and 6.5-inch XS Max announced

Dual SIM support, improved cameras, and a 512GB option

Apple has announced its next generation of iPhones, and one of them is by far the biggest iPhone yet. The two new models are called the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. They look almost identical to their predecessor, but there are two immediate differences: for one, they’re both available in gold, unlike last year; and more importantly, the XS Max is huge. It’s not just the biggest iPhone ever, it’s one of the biggest phones out there, period.

In addition to the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple also announced a lower-cost model that splits the difference in size, called the iPhone XR. You can read more about that in our other article. We’re going to focus on Apple’s two new flagships, the XS and XS Max, below.

As with other S years, this year’s iPhones are mostly defined by spec upgrades. That includes a display with better dynamic range, wider stereo sound from the speakers, and speed increases to Face ID. Water resistance has been improved on both models. And the processor is getting a big boost as well, using Apple’s newly unveiled A12 Bionic processor, a six-core chip that’s among the first in the industry to use a 7nm process. Tim Cook called the devices “by far the most advanced iPhone we have ever created.”

But the real news this year is the introduction of the “Max” model, which has a huge 6.5-inch screen. That’s far bigger than the iPhone 8 Plus (5.5 inches) and bigger even than the Galaxy Note 9 (6.4 inches). It’s not as though Apple is jumping into unprecedented territory here, but it is leaping into a size class that, even in a world of large phones, is still considered fairly large. It’s an admission that large phones will continue to rule. And while it may have taken Apple a bit too long to catch on in years past, it’s happily jumping into the six-plus-inch fray as phones get ever larger.

Because the iPhone XS and XS Max have a wider screen ratio than the traditional iPhone, neither phone will be quite as big as it sounds. The iPhone XS, for instance, which has the same 5.8-inch screen size as the iPhone X, is actually smaller than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. The XS Max is definitively larger than the other iPhones that came before it, but keep in mind that its extra screen size will come more from height than from additional width. That means it shouldn’t be much harder to hold than any Plus-sized iPhone.

Apple also says that the XS and XS Max feature an all-new camera system, though the specs seem largely the same on a high level. The wide angle and telephoto rear cameras both still have 12-megapixel sensors with optical image stabilization; but the wide angle camera now uses a new sensor with larger pixels, and the telephoto includes a wider aperture, so both cameras should do better in low light. The selfie camera on the front is supposed to be faster as well, but aperture and megapixel count haven’t changed.

The bigger upgrade may be to the way these cameras take photos. Apple is introducing a new method called “Smart HDR” that sounds very similar to what Google does with the Pixel — it takes many photos and stitches them together into one properly captured image. That’s not altogether different than the HDR methods that Apple has used in the past, but this year’s sounds like it’s just doing more of all that. Which, if it works, is great. And for Google, it’s definitely works.

Apple is also adding more options to its cameras’ portrait mode, which automatically isolates a subject and blurs out the background. You can now fine-tune those photos even more, adjusting exactly how blurred the background is, which could let you make the effect a bit subtler.

There’s another new feature that many people won’t notice, but could be make-or-break for buyers in some countries: dual SIM support. Both phones will support the use of two phone numbers and data plans, using a single physical SIM card and Apple’s integrated eSIM. That means carriers will need to add support for the eSIM in order for this to work (and many have been reluctant to); but it’s still a big addition, since Apple has never offered this before.

This feature won’t be available at launch, however. Apple says it’ll be enabled in a software update “later this fall.” And in China, where the eSIM isn’t allowed for some reason, Apple will instead ship a special version of the XS Max that includes two physical SIM trays.

Both phones are going to see improved battery life, with the XS getting an estimated 30 additional minutes and the XS Max getting an additional hour and a half. They’ll also each support gigabit LTE speeds.

The phones will both come in three capacities: 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Those first two tiers are the same as last year, but 512GB is a new one for Apple. It’s not the first company to hit that incredible storage point in a smartphone, but it’s still relatively quick to get there. The 64GB configuration of the XS will sell for $999, the same as the iPhone X, and the 64GB XS Max will sell for $1,099. Preorders start Friday, with the phones shipping out September 21st.

The last time Apple introduced a new size of the iPhone was in 2014, when the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched. Both models represented new sizes for Apple, which had spent the prior two years making phones with four-inch screens. As Apple stuck by its small phones, the door opened for Android competitors, which grew in size and popularity. That’s continued to happen, and Apple has generally kept up with the trend. With today’s announcement, it may even surpass it, planting a definitely large stake in a large phone world.

 

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iPhone XS and 6.5-inch XS Max announced

Nokia deploys datacenter interconnect solution with Thailand’s INET

25 September, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand – Nokia has provided its DCI solution for Internet Thailand Public Company Ltd. (INET), marking one of the first long-haul DCI solutions in the country. Nokia’s Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology will connect INET’s two datacenters in the capital city Bangkok to a site in Saraburi.

In keeping with the trend of Big Data, where major global customers are expanding their data hosting plans, INET has seen its datacenter business grow significantly over the past few years. The ICT solutions provider invested in multiple datacenter sites to support this growing demand, necessitating massive data connection requirements between sites to keep customer data secured and managed, with a better total cost of ownership (TCO).

Nokia has deployed its DCI solution in conjunction with reseller Teohong Silom Co. Ltd., helping INET introduce multiple types of datacenter interfaces and data rates to existing and new customers, thus assuring a highly reliable network. The solution is based on the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and managed by the Network Services Platform. The 1830 PSS is a high-performance Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) platform that delivers the capacity, security and control required for long-haul data center networks.

Wanchai Vach-shewadumrong, Deputy Managing Director, Internet Thailand Public Company Ltd, said: “As a leading ICT solutions provider that is growing its data center business, we were faced with the challenge of connecting multiple sites spread over increasing distances. A simple dark fiber connection proved insufficient for scaling the business, therefore we evaluated several DCI solutions in the market. Nokia’s product features and reliability, along with strong support from the local team, gives us the confidence we need to freely expand our datacenter capacity without the constraint of any interconnection bandwidth.”

Sebastien Laurent, country director at Nokia Thailand, said: “Our leading DCI technology allows INET to actively promote its DCI business both within the country and globally. Thailand is on the cusp of significant economic growth, especially as it is emerging as a major Southeast Asia hub given its strategic location. We are pleased to play a key role in INET’s growth plans and look forward to many more wins in this space.”

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The five biggest questions about Apple’s new facial recognition system

Can police use facial recognition to unlock your phone?

Apple introduced a new flagship phone — the iPhone X — with a powerful new login system. Because phone’s all-glass front leaves no room for a home button, Apple is ditching Touch ID in favor of a facial recognition system powered by a new camera array and a specially modified A11 chip. Alongside the new technology, the new Face ID system raises serious questions about surveillance and user privacy. Until the phone goes on sale in November, some of those questions will be left unanswered — but this is what we know so far, and what it means for anyone thinking of buying an iPhone X.

Will Face ID make it easier for police to unlock my phone?

Like Touch ID before it, Face ID raises real questions about compelled unlocking. If you’re detained by police or kidnapped by criminals, they won’t be able to guess your password — but they would be able to hold the phone up to your face until you pass a Face ID scan. It’s a major privacy concern, and one many users don’t think about until it’s too late. There’s no indication Face ID is any worse on this front than Touch ID, but it still raises real questions over how the system holds up under duress.

The good news is that Face ID allows users to opt out, just like Touch ID did. Leaked firmware from iOS 11 shows the option to disallow Face ID logins, even if your face is already enrolled. It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s as good as Touch ID was, and should give privacy-conscious users a way to address their concerns without avoiding the iPhone X entirely.
A trickier question is whether you can unlock someone’s phone with Face ID once the system is enabled. Onstage, Schiller claimed the system required the user’s attention to properly function, saying, “If your eyes are closed, if it’s not lined up, it’s not going to work.” It’s also not easy to line up someone else’s face in a front-facing camera, particularly if the system requires a sustained, eyes-open photograph.

Still, the speed of the process does suggest Face ID might shift the balance of power. As you can see in our own hands-on testing, the iPhone X refuses to unlock as long as the subject’s eyes are closed — but almost as soon as he opens his eyes, Face ID makes the match, even though the camera is slightly off-axis to the subject’s face.

The strength of the involuntary-login protections will depend a lot on the details of Face ID’s specific user interface, so this will be another question to watch as the iPhone X hits the market.
Could my face leak or get stolen?

Apple has already said the company won’t send faceprint data to the cloud, which means your face data stays on your phone. Every indication is that Apple is treating faces the same way they treated fingerprints with Touch ID, which is good news. In that system, Apple uses the enrolled fingerprint to create a hashed version of the data, which is then stored on the phone’s Secure Enclave security chip. (You can read more about this in Apple’s iOS security white paper, starting around page seven.)

Assuming Apple follows the same playbook for Face ID, it will be extremely difficult to get that data off the phone, and nearly impossible to reconstruct a face from it. The Secure Enclave is the most secure part of the phone, resistant to even circuit-level analysis, and while researchers have started to break some of those protections, the chip is still probably the most secure place on any consumer device you own. More importantly, the hashing process eliminates a lot of data, which would make it extremely difficult to reconstruct a fingerprint or face if the data were ever extracted.

That’s not an absolute assurance. Apple could always break from that playbook in some way they haven’t discussed, or hackers could make some incredible new breakthrough. But compared to most information on an internet-accessible device, this looks to be pretty safe.

Will Face ID have a racial bias problem?

Facial recognition systems have a long history of racial bias, and it’s attributable mostly to a lack of diversity in databases. The algorithms used to match faces get better as they see more faces. As you might expect, algorithms trained on mostly white faces aren’t as good at recognizing people who are black, Chinese, or Indian, which translates to higher error rates and a worse product for specific groups of people. Will Face ID have the same problem?

The commercial facial recognition industry caught onto this problem early on, and for the most part, companies have incorporated more diverse datasets to address it. We know how to fix this problem, if we want to. The question is whether Apple has done the necessary work.

So far, we don’t have enough information to say. Phil Schiller said onstage that the Face ID team took over a billion images to train the algorithm — but that doesn’t tell us much about how many people were part of the database and what they looked like. Like most tech companies, Apple doesn’t have a very diverse workforce, particularly at the executive level. It’s easy to imagine an issue like this slipping through, especially given the tight deadlines and strict secrecy that accompany a new product. There was a lot of racial diversity in the onstage video about Face ID’s testing, which at least indicates Apple is aware of the issue — but we won’t know for sure until we can test out the system in a rigorous way.

Can you spoof Face ID with a picture of someone’s face?

When the Galaxy S8 came out this March, its facial recognition system was one of its major selling points — until it turned out the scan could be defeated by simply holding an image of the person’s face up to their phone. Apple’s system is significantly more sophisticated, relying on dual cameras and an array of projected infrared dots to detect depth. Apple’s marketing video showed off three-dimensional masks used to test Face ID against spoofing attacks, and the simple fact of having a motion-capable camera should make it easier to spot a false face at work. After all that, it seems unlikely that an iPhone X would fail the photo test — but you never know until you try.

Will Apple ever use Face ID for anything other than unlocking phones?

This is the most interesting question, and the hardest to answer. Soon, millions of people will be enrolled into Face ID, giving Apple control over a powerful facial recognition tool. In the current system, that data stays on phones, but that could always change. The hashing would make it difficult for anyone other than Apple to use the data, but there’s no real limit on what they use it for, particularly if they start to store information outside of specific phones. On Twitter, privacy advocates worried about Face ID data being used for retail surveillance or attention tracking in ads. You could also imagine it as next year’s delightful product breakthrough, integrated into Apple Stores or Apple Cars as a way of carrying over logins no matter who walks in.
For now, the company is very much in the iPhone business, as today’s keynote proved. Apple has pitched its commitment to privacy in the past, and unlike most of their competitors in the tech world, they’ve seemed genuinely uninterested in the kind of data collection and mass targeting that powers most web companies. But with one of the world’s most ambitious companies showing off a powerful new toy, it would be foolish not to wonder what comes next.

The iPhone X feels like ‘the future of the smartphone’

We just got a quick chance to play with the iPhone X, Apple’s new flagship phone arriving later this year.

The thing that a lot of people want to talk about with the iPhone X is its $999 starting price, but when you have the phone in your hand, it feels… worth it. The X is an extremely beautiful device, with a stainless steel band and glass back curving into a 5.8-inch OLED display that stretches all the way across the front of the phone. It’s a bigger display than the 5.5-inch Plus-size iPhones, but a much, much smaller body. Those bezels — turns out they’re huge. Happily, the X is also a little thicker and less slippery than the iPhone 7, which was basically suicidal in its ability to fly out of my hands. If anything, the X evokes the original iPhone more than anything, with that stainless steel band and black front. Compared to what Samsung is doing with curved OLED displays on Galaxy devices, it’s very different: there’s still a black border around the display. The phone feels small, but in a different way than, say, the S8.

Apple’s calling this a “Super Retina Display” with 1125 x 2436 pixels of resolution, making it the highest-density screen on any iPhone. It’s super sharp to look at and punchy and vibrant as you’d expect from an OLED screen. It has all of Apple’s signature tech, too, including 3D Touch and TrueTone automatic calibration. I’ve generally preferred LCDs to OLEDs, but the X OLED display doesn’t seem to share any of the extreme oversaturation or pixel matrix weirdness of other OLEDs I’ve seen.

 

The screen is the star of the show, and FaceID actually works

The screen dictates everything about the iPhone X’s design, including its lack of a home button. This will probably be one of the most controversial things about the phone among iPhone users, but Apple has done a lot of work to make iOS feel natural without a home button. I couldn’t test out the new FaceID authentication myself without setting it up, but it was configured for one of Apple’s demo assistants, and it worked every time he showed it off, even under the frenetic conditions and bright lights of the demo area.

 

FaceID works because of the TrueDepth camera system that’s tucked into the display notch at the top of the phone — there’s a lot of sensors packed in there, including a IR depth camera and a projector that throws 30,000 infrared dots on your face. The systems reads the map, matches it against the stored image on the phone using a neural network processor built into the phone, and unlocks the phone. Apple says it won’t work if you’re not paying attention, and sure enough, the phone wouldn’t unlock when the demo assistant had his eyes closed. When he opened his eyes, the phone quickly unlocked. It was pretty impressive.

 

 

Apple says the system learns your face, even if you’re wearing glasses, a hat, or change your hairstyle. And importantly, it says the system can’t be fooled by a photograph of you. Overall it’s all much better than the face-unlock systems we’ve seen on other smartphones, but we’ll have to really test it out in harsher conditions. And try to fool it, of course.

 

The lack of a home button does lead to some new interface patterns you’ll have to learn, though. You wake up the screen with just a tap — or better, by picking it up, which turns on the screen automatically. That makes sense, but my muscle memory got in the way of the new vertical gestures several times: where swiping up used to open Control Center, it’s now how you multitask: you swipe up to go home, and swipe up and hold to enter the app switcher. Control Center is now a swipe down from the right top edge, and the notifications shade is a swipe down from the top left.

Apple Pay is now different as well: instead of pointing your phone at the card reader and using TouchID, you first double-click the (larger) side button, authenticate with your face, and point the phone at the reader. It’s a little less smooth than just grabbing your phone and pointing it to pay, but it’s not terrible either.

All these new gestures definitely feel a little messy — especially that swipe-and-hold move, which took me a few tries to get right. But I suspect it’ll be a quick adjustment once we have the phone for real.

 

The front camera is more important than the rear one

 

That front camera system powers a whole bunch of stuff, including new animated emoji that react to your face and some extremely impressive new filters in Snapchat. Portrait Mode is now also available on the front camera, as is Apple’s new Portrait Lighting effect. We’ve reached the point where the front camera on the iPhone is now more important and interesting than the rear one.

 

The rear camera on the iPhone X hasn’t been ignored, though, and it’s largely the same as the new dual-camera iPhone 8 Plus. It’s dual lens, but with a brighter f/2.4 telephoto lens that has OIS just like the f/1.8 wide-angle camera.

The back of the phone is less unique than the front. It’s the same glass and metal sandwich as the iPhone 8, with dust and water resistance and wireless charging based on the Qi standard. Apple’s selling Mophie and Belkin Qi charging pads in its stores, but next year it’s putting out a new charging pad called the AirPower that can charge an iPhone, AirPods, and an Apple Watch all at once, with power information sent to the iPhone display.

 

 

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16291244/new-iphone-x-photos-video-hands-on

U-turn? We are grateful to Indian users, says Snapchat spokesperson

NEW YORK: Snapchat has refuted the reported claims of a former employee who alleged that its CEO Evan Spiegel made negative comments about the Indian market, saying the multimedia mobile app is for everyone and the company is “grateful” to its Indian users.

“Obviously Snapchat is for everyone! It’s available worldwide to download for free,” a spokesperson for Snapchat said in a statement to CNN.

Snapchat is strongly denying allegations by a former employee Anthony Pompliano, who alleged in a lawsuit that Spiegel had once shot down his suggestion to pursue growth in certain international markets.

Pompliano alleges that Spiegel said Snapchat is “only for rich people” and that he didn’t want to “expand into poor countries like India and Spain.
“Those words were written by a disgruntled former employee. We are grateful for our Snapchat community in India and around the world,” the spokesperson said.
The claims emerged last week when documents were made public from a lawsuit by Pompliano against Snapchat’s parent company, Snap.

Pompliano was fired in 2015 after only three weeks at the company.
Spiegel’s remarks caused an uproar in India where users are quickly uninstalling the Snapchat app.

However, in a case of mistaken identity, many people downgraded and uninstalled the mobile application of e- commerce platform Snapdea+ l instead of Snapchat to mark their protest against the unverified comments of Snapchat CEO about the Indian market.

Nokia’s 3310 returns to life as a modern classic

Nokia has sold 126 million of its original 3310 phone since it was first introduced back in September, 2000. It was a time before the iPhone, and Nokia ruled with popular handsets that let you play simple games like Snake. Now the 3310 is making a nostalgic return in the form of a more modern variant, thanks to Nokia-branded phone maker HMD. Like its predecessor, it will still be called the Nokia 3310, but this time it’s running Nokia’s Series 30+ software, with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a microSD slot.

Those specs are still fairly basic by our modern phone standards, but that’s the beauty of such a basic featurephone. Unlike the brick-like sturdiness of the old 3310, the modern variant is a little smaller, thinner, and lighter all round. It’s also a lot more colorful this time around, with glossy yellow and red colors, and matte grey and dark blue models. It’s instantly recognizable as a Nokia, and HMD has even included a modern Snake game on the handset just to play on the nostalgia.

Opera Mini is bundled for basic web surfing, but the real selling point is battery life. Just like most featurephones, standby time on the Nokia 3310 is 31 days, alongside a talk time of 22 hours. That’s a massive amount of battery life, but as the phone is so basic you’re hardly going to be wasting battery away on Snapchat or Facebook.

HMD is planning to make the new Nokia 3310 available in Q2 this year for 49 euros ($52).

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Nokia is back from the dead with a trio of pure Android phones

Nokia’s phones are making a comeback. HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, is unveiling a trio of Nokia-branded Android devices today that are designed to cater for the mid-range of the smartphone market. They’re not the premium Lumia-like devices we’ve seen in recent history, but they have one thing in common: pure Android. HMD is taking a fairly unique approach, just like Motorola, to these Nokia phones by offering up Google’s Android Nougat OS in its purest form. That means no bundled third-party apps, no UI customizations, and regular security updates.

It’s literally the single biggest difference to the thousands of Android-powered smartphones on the market, and it’s a risky bet. Most carriers want to bundle apps or have a unique way of marketing a smartphone, but HMD believes its Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 smartphones will stand out from the competition with solid hardware design, pure Android, and no gimmicky features.

NOKIA 6

HMD already unveiled its Nokia 6 smartphone last month for the Chinese market, but it’s now going global with a few tweaks. The Nokia 6 is the biggest of all three of these Nokia-branded handsets, featuring a 5.5-inch display (1920 x 1080), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor. The forward-facing camera (8-megapixel) is getting upgraded with a wide-angle lens and auto-focus, and the regular camera remains the same as the Chinese variant: 16-megapixel with dual tone flash. I tested the camera briefly during my time with the Nokia 6, and auto-focus seemed fast enough, and picture quality was what you’d expect from a mid-range phone like this. This probably isn’t going to take amazing photos like you’d expect from a premium smartphone, but it seemed capable enough. If you’re planning to take a lot of photos, you’ll also be able to expand storage thanks to a microSD slot.

The Nokia 6 is manufactured from a block of aluminum with diamond cut edges. In the hand it gives it a very industrial metallic feel, with sharp edges that meet the matte aluminum body. Viewing angles of the display are good, and the 5.5-inch size feels just about right. If you’re not a fan of matte then HMD is also offering up an Arte Black limited edition version of the Nokia 6. It’s a glossy version with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. The main difference is gloss and price, as the matte black, silver, blue, or copper versions of the Nokia 6 will retail at 229 euros ($242), and the glossy black will debut at 299 euros ($315). Both variants will be available worldwide starting in Q2, but HMD isn’t providing exact carrier availability just yet.

The second Nokia-branded Android phone is the one I walked away most impressed with. It’s slightly smaller than the Nokia 6 thanks to its 5.2-inch display, and it’s all powered by 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor. The main difference between the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 is design. While the Nokia 5 is also aluminum, it has curved edges that make the display feel like it’s bleeding into its metal casing. As a result, it feels a lot nicer to hold. It reminds me a lot of holding an iPhone, and there are no sharp edges or ugly bumps.

Just like the Nokia 6, the Nokia 5 is also powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Nokia is once again relying on its hardware as the main selling point, with a 13-megapixel camera at the rear and a wide-angle 8-megapixel forward-facing camera. Both will be sufficient for average use, but this is another mid-range Android phone so if you’re not going to get the best camera phone on the market here. HMD will ship the Nokia 5 in Q2 across the world, priced at 189 euros ($199) and available in blue, silver, matte black, and copper.

NOKIA 3

The third and final new Nokia Android phone is the Nokia 3, and it’s the most basic of the trio. HMD has stepped down to a 5-inch display for the Nokia 3, paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and an MTK 6737 quad-core processor. Unlike the 5 and the 6, the Nokia 3 features a polycarbonate back, with an aluminum frame. It feels more like one of the lower end Lumia devices we’re used to seeing, with a familiar design.

The Nokia 3 also features an 8-megapixel camera at the front and rear, and a pure version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It feels nice enough as a basic budget smartphone, and still manages to feel like the type of low-end Nokia phone you’d expect to see in 2017. HMD will also start shipping the Nokia 3 in Q2, priced at 139 euros ($147) and available in blue, silver, matte black, and copper.

The biggest questions that remain around HMD and Nokia’s strategy here are whether operators appreciate the pure Android nature of the company’s offerings. HMD tells me it has 500 retail and operator partners it’s talking to about stocking the various Nokia-branded phones, but it hasn’t committed to any US operators. That might mean we’ll never see these particular devices on US carriers, especially given the past experience of Nokia’s brand stateside.

HMD will also need to convince consumers that these are true Nokia handsets. While they certainly look and feel good enough, there’s no premium offering yet. I pushed HMD spokespeople on when those will be available, but they’re clearly taking their time to make sure any premium smartphones live up to the respected Nokia brand. Given how quick these mid-range devices have launched, I’d expect we’ll see some premium versions later this year. These are a good start for HMD and Nokia that cover a popular part of the market, but the real test will be truly competing against a Galaxy S8 or iPhone 8.

Source: http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/26/14741504/nokia-6-nokia-5-nokia-3-android-phones-mwc-2017

The Iconic Nokia 3310 Will Make A Comeback This Month

The return of Nokia running Android is one of the most important novelties of this year, and possibly a revolution in the smartphone sector. In January, it introduced the Nokia 6, a mid-range device which swept through its opening hours, reaching more than 200,000 bookings in China.

The Finnish company, whose marketing rights acquired by the HMD Global exclusively, is expected to present up to 5 Android smartphones this year (2017). Of course, Nokia will hold many looks at the Mobile World Congress 2017, the largest mobile phone fair in the world, which will open its doors next February 27th in Barcelona.

The unforgettable and indestructible Nokia 3310, in the MWC 2017?

This edition of the fair – which fills the City of workers and smartphone world fans – has a lot of hype. Big announcements are expected, which has been rumored a lot in recent months. Among the most anticipated highlights what Nokia has prepared; Which has generated many expectations.

As happens every year before the MWC it simply gives the starting signal, rumors and filtered information arise that venture what surprises will be. In the field of leaks, it is very important to walk with lead feet and leave them in quarantine, but this time the data come from the famous @evleaks account of Evan Blass, that is, one of the filterers with the highest success rate.

According to this information, in addition to the return of the Finnish company Nokia to the front page of the Android catalog, we will also see the indestructible Nokia 3310. Surely those who did remember with nostalgia how resistant it was and the special charm that had.

We were already moving a few days ago that the company plans to resurrect the emblematic N-Series, possibly the N95 and we could know the details regarding this during the MWC 2017. But Evan Blass goes further and assures in VentureBeat that HMD Global will surprise with the announcement of a new and modernized version of the Iconic Nokia 3310.

Nokia 6 Sold Out Once Again in The Second Flash Sale

With Nokia looking to take things to the next level as it had just recently launched its mid-range smartphone, the Nokia 6 that is already getting positive feedbacks, it seems as though, the company’s decisions to partner with HMD Global is worth it after all. As per latest reports, Nokia got sold out in less than a minute during its second flash sale that took place on January 26.

According to the report, registrations for the device on China’s JD.com had reached over 1.4 million people ahead of the device’s second sale. Now reports are claiming that the handset got sold out completely and future buyers will have to wait until the next sale.

Just last week, the registrations had reached 1 million and the device reportedly went out of stock within a minute of its availability in the first sale. The Nokia 6 smartphone which is being made available only in China is sold at a purchase price of 1,699 Yuan.

As per specifications, the mobile device sports a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor. The handset feature a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Nokia Android Phone 2017 Release Date, Price, Latest News & Update: Tech Giant Comeback Features Two New Android Phones? Android Tablet Underway?

Before Apple, Samsung and other tech giants entered the scene of mobile phones, Nokia was the hottest brand in the market. The decline of Nokia was very imminent as more and more smartphone brands and companies ventured in the industry. However, Nokia might be making a big comeback in 2017 with a Nokia Android phone.

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Nokia Android Phone 2017 Price

2016 has been a very busy year for Nokia, as it prepares to launch Nokia Android phones by 2017. The previous OS partner of Nokia was Windows and it was not a pairing that consumers liked. It was difficult for tech analysts to specifically pinpoint what went wrong with Nokia’s journey.

However, Apple and Samsung might just have to face another worthy competition with Nokia Android phone 2017. Price-wise, Nokia has yet to reveal the Nokia Android phone 2017 market value.

Nokia Android Phone 2017: Goodbye Microsoft, Hello Android!

Now that Microsoft has already found a new partner in the form of Lumia gadgets, Nokia Android phone 2017 is Nokia’s clapback. Nokia Android phone 2017 is not the first collaboration of Nokia with Android.

Earlier, it produced a tablet that was commonly compared to an iPad powered by Android. Put simply, it was not as successful as the company hoped to be, failing to catch the attention and wallets of the consumers. Nokia Android phone 2017 is the latest entry of Nokia in its bid to penetrate the smartphone industry once again.

Hopefully, the consumers will give Nokia Android phone 2017 a chance. Likewise, Nokia must ensure that the features of the Nokia Android phone 2017 will be impressive enough for the choosy and expectant consumers.

Nokia Android Phone 2017 Release Date

As of writing, Nokia Android phone 2017 release date remains to be announced. Nokia reportedly aims to launch Nokia Android phone by early 2017. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more Nokia Android phone 2017 news and updates!

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