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The Nokia 8.3 5G is the first truly global 5G phone, with support for bands in every country (Update: Android One after all)

In today's livestreamed event that was supposed to take place as part of the canceled Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, HMD Global was finally able to unveil its latest Nokia-branded mobile phones. The Nokia 8.3 5G is the world's first global 5G phone, which means it supports bands in every country in which 5G is currently deployed — even the Samsung Galaxy S2o Ultra can't boast global roaming capabilities. At the same time, the Nokia 5.3, 1.3, and a new roaming data plan from HMD also made their debut.

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HMD, maker of Nokia phones, introduces a global data-roaming SIM card (Updated)

HMD Global is the manufacturer behind the Nokia brand revival and has created a plethora of well-received Android smartphones ever since that Windows Phone bet didn't work out. With Nokia re-established, the company seems to be searching for the next frontier, and it looks like it wants to start an additional business as a mobile operator. An "HMD Connect" app has silently appeared on the Play Store, and judging from the description and the listing's images, the Finnish company wants to focus its effort on providing data-only plans to those who travel a lot internationally.

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HMD’s budget Nokia 2.2 receives Android 10 update

Over the years, HMD Global has shown its commitment to releasing the latest Android updates for even its entry-level models. Many Nokia phones from 2018 are already running Android 10 after its rollout started late last year. Keeping up with that trend, the Finnish brand today released the newest Android flavor for one of its cheapest phones released in 2019—the Nokia 2.2.

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Android Pie Go-based Nokia C2 launches with removable battery

After MWC was called off, the Finnish smartphone maker HMD announced a separate event where a bunch of new mid-tier devices is expected to see the light of day. While there's no flagship model in sight until at least a few months from now, Nokia just introduced a new budget smartphone ahead of Wednesday's event — the Nokia C2.

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Nokia adds 3 more devices to its Android 10 upgrade plans (Updated)

Quick to promise software upgrades when Android 10 was announced, HMD Global has since revised its update roadmap for its Nokia smartphones with more of them expected to make the jump than initially claimed last fall.

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Nokia schedules an event for March 19 to possibly unveil its MWC-bound lineup

Mobile World Congress (MWC) has been Nokia’s home ground ever since the Finnish team of HMD Global resurrected the brand. But the company had to pull from this year’s mobile tech extravaganza amidst concerns of the novel coronavirus spreading far more quickly in such mass congregations. Around a month after the MWC show itself was canceled, HMD has announced a separate launch event that is scheduled for March 19 in London.

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Nokia 2.3 comes to the US for just $129 with two-day battery and microUSB port

If you're looking for an affordable Android device that packs all the essentials, the Nokia 2.3 could have been a good option. Unfortunately, it wasn't officially available in the US until now, but HMD just announced the phone's upcoming release in North America.

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Nokia 6.1 Plus gets Android 10 stable (Update: Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus too)

All is going according to plan for HMD Global's Android 10 rollout. The Nokia 8.1 got the new software in October, while the 9 Pureview and 7.1 followed up in December, and now the new year is starting with an OTA for the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

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HMD launches 3G-enabled Nokia C1 running Android Pie (Go edition)

The 2019 smartphone lineup from Nokia increasingly focused on the mid-range and the budget segment, with the clear absence of a worthy flagship model. Maintaining that pattern, the resurrected Finnish brand today announced the Nokia C1 — one of the cheapest Android phones in its current portfolio. The new handset and its preloaded OS target the entry-level market portion in developing nations of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, where Nokia will soon roll it out.

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The Nokia 2.3 would've been a good 2020 burner phone if it weren't for microUSB

HMD Global is keeping up the pace on releasing new Nokia-branded Android smartphones (and TVs!) with yearly refreshes on its varied series ranging from the premium side to the penny-pinchers. For the most part, the new Nokia 2.3 brings progress for its most basic line of offerings, but as we're headed to 2020, there's one big thing about this phone that doesn't scream "future-proof": the microUSB connector.

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