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Nokia 7.2 review: A decent midranger that can't escape the Pixel 3a's shadow

Nokia 7.2 review: A decent midranger that can't escape the Pixel 3a's shadow

As much as I like to credit to HMD Global for giving Motorola some desperately-needed competition here in America, some of the company's latest phones have been... problematic. The Nokia 4.2 suffers from performance issues, the 9 PureView had a buggy camera and fingerprint sensor, and last year's Nokia 7.1 has a handful of hardware and software problems.

The newest device in Nokia's lineup is the 7.2, a mid-range device priced at $350 in the United States and €299 in Europe. It has a similar design to last year's 7.1 (gotta love the notch-and-chin combo) with the same price, but the hardware has received a minor refresh, and there's an all-new camera setup.

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Video shows Nokia feature phone running Android 8.1

Video shows Nokia feature phone running Android 8.1

The race to smarten up a billion phones in rural, developing regions has seen some significant progress so far, most of it coming from KaiOS and Google's massive eight-digit backing into the voice-forward flip phone software suite. Recent rumors, though, have put Android as an double-blind alternative for feature phones. Now, we have our first moving vision of said concept.

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Nokia 7.2 comes to the US on September 30, up for pre-order now

Nokia 7.2 comes to the US on September 30, up for pre-order now

Nokia is well-regarded for clean, bloat-free software coming with fast, reliable updates. We can assume that the same is true for the company's new mid-range phone, the 7.2, launched during IFA in Berlin. The company has announced that it's coming to the US starting September 30, and you can already pre-order it now.

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Nokia 7.2 up for pre-order at B&H

Nokia 7.2 up for pre-order at B&H

The recently-announced Nokia 7.2 has a lot going for it considering its modest $350 MSRP: a 48-megapixel primary camera, 128 gigabytes of internal storage, and Android 9 Pie with an upgrade to Android 10 guaranteed thanks to its Android One software. If you're enticed, you can get in line to get your hands on one now at B&H.

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[Update: Just India] Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 won't have NFC in some markets — that means no Google Pay

[Update: Just India] Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 won't have NFC in some markets — that means no Google Pay

One significant detail regarding Nokia's newly-announced mid-range 6.2 and 7.2 slid under the radar yesterday, but it turns out the company's published spec sheets were in error. Although Nokia's website initially claimed the devices wouldn't get NFC in the US, Latin America, or India, those details were apparently incorrect. Only India will be missing NFC support.

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HMD Global announces mid-range Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 with triple camera systems and HDR displays

HMD Global announces mid-range Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 with triple camera systems and HDR displays

HMD Global has just unveiled two new mid-range phones in the Nokia 6.2 and 7.2. CounterPoint rates HMD the number one OEM for the fast updates it delivers to Nokia phones and the company says it's committed to being even faster with Android 10. At today's event at IFA in Berlin, the renewal of the mid-tier Nokia lineup was the hot topic, with the same focus on delivering a premium Nokia experience at a fraction of flagship prices.

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Nokia phones stop aggressively killing background processes to manage battery life

Nokia phones stop aggressively killing background processes to manage battery life

Early this year, DontKillMyApp.com started shaming Android OEMs who were killing background processes left and right on their devices, regardless of how useful or not that strategy was. At the time, Nokia phones were the top offenders due to their "Evenwell" solution packages. Now, several months later, Nokia dropped to the third position after Huawei and Samsung, and it turns out that is due to a change of tactics and a reliance on Android Pie's Adaptive Battery instead.

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[Update: Now available] HMD announces its first post-paid device on Verizon, the $168 Nokia 3 V

[Update: Now available] HMD announces its first post-paid device on Verizon, the $168 Nokia 3 V

A decade ago, when Nokia still made its own devices and dominated the smartphone market, one of the company's biggest weaknesses was its US presence. It struggled to enter the USA in any significant manner and that eventually helped in its downfall after Android and iOS took over the world by storm. Today, with ex-Nokians at the helm, HMD seems to have learned from that mistake and is trying hard not to repeat it.

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[Update: New images in blue] Nokia 7.2 and its 48MP camera surfaces ahead of HMD Global IFA event

[Update: New images in blue] Nokia 7.2 and its 48MP camera surfaces ahead of HMD Global IFA event

Out of all the Android phones HMD Global has released under its Nokia brand license in the past few years, the Nokia 7.1 seems to have made the best impression in certain western markets like the United States. We're now coming close to a year since its announcement and there's a swell of excitement for an update. Fortunately, we do have some tacit confirmation that the Nokia 7.2 is a thing, thanks to optics supplier ZEISS.

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Nokia working on 'value' 5G phone set for 2020 release

Nokia working on 'value' 5G phone set for 2020 release

Following tradition set by the first 4G and LTE phones, the initial wave of 5G smartphones has been very expensive. The Galaxy S10 5G and Note10+ 5G will set you back $1,300, but HMD Global (maker of all Nokia-branded Android devices) wants to make something substantially cheaper.

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