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Nokia teases a 'new chapter' for its phones, complete with giveaways and a mysterious guest

Ever since Nokia was sold to HMD Global back in 2016, the company has taken on a new life. Many of its devices are Android One phones that run stock software with guaranteed updates. Now the company is announcing a special event on September 22 that promises to unveil a new chapter in Nokia history.

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HMD Global picks up $230 million investment from Google, Qualcomm, and others

Finnish startup HMD Global revived the Nokia brand by marrying the entire smartphone range to the Android One program. With their new identity, Nokia phones have grown popular, particularly in emerging markets where they can piggyback on the legendary brand image. In a bid to keep up with that growth trajectory, HMD Global recently announced that it has raised a total of $230 million from an investor group, including the likes of Google, Qualcomm, and Nokia Technologies.

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Nokia's 5G-equipped 8.3 is coming to the US this fall

More and more 5G phones are being released, but only one has truly international support for 5G bands: the Nokia 8.3 5G. First announced in March, the 8.3 5G is making its way stateside in just a few months, meaning we might have a more affordable 5G option soon.

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HMD’s budget Nokia 2.2 receives Android 10 update (Update: Nokia 3.2, 4.2 too)

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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Nokia 7.2 mid-ranger receives Android 10 update

The Nokia 7.2 is in direct competition against Google's Pixel 3a, and as such, it needs to offer frequent software updates to users. The phone initially shipped with Android 9 Pie but is now starting to receive the latest OS version.

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The Nokia 8.3 5G is the first truly global 5G phone, with support for bands in every country (Updated)

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 S20 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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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 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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The Nokia 6.2 is now available in the US for $250

The Nokia 6.1 has had a good run as one of the best mid-range Android phones on the market. HMD finally announced the 6.2 a few months back, but there was no firn US release timeline. Well, today is the day. The Nokia 6.2 is live on Amazon, priced at $249.

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