HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced four new Android smartphones, including the world’s first smartphone with a unique five camera array, the Nokia 9 PureView which is available right now for €599 with 5 cameras on back is this the one to upset the camera kings this year?? With a dedication to delivering quality technology for all, the new Nokia phones are as diverse as the consumer needs they serve. From Nokia 9 PureView to the Nokia 1 Plus, consumers can trust there is a Nokia phone that meets their distinct needs.

Imaging innovation for enthusiasts  

Nokia 9 PureView features the world’s first five camera array with ZEISS Optics to put next generation computational imaging technology into the hands of advanced photography enthusiasts. Every picture taken with a Nokia 9 PureView is in HDR, five cameras simultaneously capture the image and fuse it together into one 12MP photo with outstanding dynamic range and depth of field. Designed with the needs of photography enthusiasts at its heart, Nokia 9 PureView also features the ability to capture images in uncompressed RAW “DNG” format and edit them directly on the phone yourself thanks to our partnership with Adobe Lightroom. It has been said that 50% of the art of photography is in post-production and with Nokia 9 PureView you have every opportunity to shine.

Heads-up: change the way you interact with your phone with a dedicated Google Assistant Button

Voice is changing the way people interact with their smartphones. With a dedication to delivering quality technology for all, Nokia smartphones bring the fastest way to access the Google Assistant with the dedicated Google Assistant button – starting with the brand-new Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2.

The Google Assistant button will revolutionise the way you engage with your smartphone. Simply press once for instant access to the Google Assistant to get things done throughout your day, such as getting directions, making calls, listening to music and getting answers to your questions faster than ever before. Double press to receive a visual overview of your day from the Google Assistant with intelligent suggestions and personalised information, including transport info, and what you have in your calendar to make sure you never miss a meeting again. By long pressing the button, you will activate a walkie-talkie mode, which lets the Google Assistant listen to you until you release it for long sentence queries.

Nokia smartphone experience: it just keeps getting better

The depth of the global portfolio commitment to Android One guarantees three years of monthly security updates and two years of OS updates, delivering a range of Nokia smartphones that offer the latest Android experience which only gets better over time.  Each phone stays fresh with the latest AI powered innovations to the built-in security protection of Google Play Protect. With a pure Android installation, Nokia smartphones come with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up battery life or slow them down, so you can enjoy your new phone for longer. Each of the new phones comes with a limited number of pre-installed apps so that you get more storage space, as well as the latest innovations that help you stay ahead of the game every day.

Android Enterprise Recommended

Nokia smartphones feature one of the most diverse portfolios of Android Enterprise Recommended handsets, from Nokia 9 PureView to Nokia 3.2 The Android Enterprise Recommended programme gives enterprise customers confidence that all smartphones validated by the programme have been approved by Google for meeting objective business standards, which includes an elevated set of specifications for hardware, software, deployment, security updates and user experience.

Florian Seiche, Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global said:

“We’ve had a phenomenal response from consumers to our entire portfolio, thanks to our unique approach to Android, delivering a pure, secure and always up-to-date experience. We have delivered on this commitment, changing the smartphone ownership paradigm by offering an experience that only gets better over time. Today, with these new phones, we are taking a leap forward by delivering the very latest innovations from Google across our entire portfolio.”

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global said:

“Today we use our heritage of innovation to take a bold step – pioneering a truly innovative approach to imaging with the Nokia 9 PureView. And we believe great experiences should be available to everyone, which is why we are bringing cutting-edge experiences like the stunning design, the best of Google including the dedicated Google Assistant button, and great imaging and display technology, to the most accessible price points yet. And all this comes with all the craftsmanship and durability you’d expect from a Nokia smartphone. And with our Android promise delivering a pure, secure and up-to-date experience, we ensure that your phone gets better over time.”

Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer, HMD Global said:

“With our unique brand promise we are altering the expectations people have from their smartphones. In addition to continuously delivering on the reliability and durability they expect from a Nokia phone, we are delighting them by offering the best Android experience on their Nokia smartphones. With two years of OS updates and 3 years of monthly security updates guaranteed, Nokia phones stay fresh for life and deliver an experience that just keeps getting better.”

Nokia 9 PureView

Nokia 9 PureView is the world’s first smartphone featuring a five camera array system with ZEISS Optics. Nokia 9 PureView’s two colour sensors and three monochromatic sensors give sharpness and detail. All five cameras work together to collect up to 10-times the amount of light than a single colour sensor[5] of the same type. Every image captured by Nokia 9 PureView is HDR, with up to 12.4 stops of dynamic range and a full scene 12MP depth map. Each 12MP JPG image can benefit from outstanding detail in areas of both bright sunlight and dark shadows at the same time with incredible texture. The depth map allows beautiful bokeh, giving you the possibility to adjust focus in Google Photos after you have taken the shot. Maximising the heterogenous computing architecture of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platform and featuring a dedicated imaging co-processor, the Nokia 9 PureView gives you a glimpse into the future of smartphone photography with unparalleled control over your images through the updated Pro Camera UI. Nokia 9 PureView allows you to capture images in uncompressed RAW “DNG” format and through a partnership with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom allows editing on the device.

Nokia 9 PureView also brings flagship experiences in a flawless finish with advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset technology, a 2K pOLED PureDisplay screen, integrated Qi Wireless charging and under display fingerprint sensor. There is no camera bump for a flawless finish that radiates the thoughtful design you expect of a Nokia smartphone. And you can rest assured that the Nokia 9 PureView will get through the knocks and mishaps of real-life thanks to the Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on the front and back.

Nokia 4.2

Nokia 4.2 has been designed to offer the latest smartphone innovations at a truly accessible price. The classy, sculpted-glass design and all-screen display offer beauty on the outside and it’s not just skin-deep, as it packs in a dual-rear camera, AI innovations and the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, all running the latest Android 9 Pie. Premiering the Google Assistant button, the Nokia 4.2 will revolutionise the way you engage with your smartphone. Simply press once for instant access to the Google Assistant to get help, double press to receive a visual snapshot of your day from the Google Assistant with intelligent suggestions and personalised information and long press the button to activate a walkie-talkie mode, which lets the Google Assistant listen to you until you release it for long sentence queries.

Nokia 4.2’s compact size and edge-to-edge display with ‘selfie-notch’ delivers a smartphone which, at just 8.4mm, is slim enough for single hand use. Nokia 4.2 also brings flagship imaging features like multi-camera imaging to a new price point, with a dual depth-sensing rear camera ready to capture stunning memories.

 

Nokia 3.2

Nokia 3.2 combines the biggest HD+ display for the price with our signature two-day battery life all powered by the latest Android 9 Pie experience. The Nokia 3.2 features an impressive 6.26” HD+ display so you’ll never struggle and strain to see more of your favourite movies, TV shows and streams. Taking a holistic view of battery life, Nokia 3.2 combines a larger battery than many premium smartphones with efficient hardware and software ingenuity.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 mobile platform, Nokia 3.2 will get through tasks with ease. Nokia 3.2 also comes with the Google Assistant button, to revolutionise the way you engage with your smartphone – one press for instant access to Google Assistant, double tap for a visual overview of your day and long press for walkie-talkie mode.

Nokia 1 Plus

Upgrade your entry smartphone experience with Nokia 1 Plus, a brand-new member of the Android (Go edition) smartphone family. One of the first global Android 9 Pie (Go edition) smartphones, Nokia 1 Plus brings solid imaging in a high-quality Nokia design with a big screen, at exceptionally accessible price points. Now you can enjoy all your favourite apps and games, along with the latest Android (Go edition) features like Google Assistant Go.

The Nokia 1 Plus brings a progressive and cutting-edge design to the value segment. Using innovative materials with 3D tooling, it achieves a gorgeous textured nano-pattern at the back that cups Nokia 1 Plus all the way to the display. Get great details in your photos with the Nokia 1 Plus’s auto focus rear camera and up your selfie game with the new front camera, which comes enhanced with the ‘beautify feature’.

Companion products

Joining the accessories portfolio are two wireless charging solutions: the Nokia Wireless Charger and Nokia Portable Wireless Charger. Both devices support the universal Qi charging standard, so they can work with compatible wireless charging devices, including the Nokia 9 PureView.

The Nokia Wireless Charger supports fast 10-watt wireless charging, making it perfect for a quick top up when at home or in the office. The Nokia Portable Wireless Charger is a power bank that supports wireless charging, so you can charge your wireless devices on the go, even if you forgot your cable. The Nokia Portable Wireless Charger also supports universal USB output – so non-wireless devices can be charged through a USB cable.

Availability

  • Nokia 9 PureView is already shipping and will retail for €599 from Nokia.com
  • Nokia 4.2 will be available in Ireland from May for €179
  • Nokia 3.2 will be available in Ireland from June for €149
  • Nokia 1 Plus will be available in Ireland from April for €99

Also announced  was the Nokia 210 today.. Nokia 210 brings the world the simplest way to get online with Opera Mini web browser. It’s fast, light and uses reduced data – data you can use to share your own moments, with the in-built camera and Facebook. With up to 20 days standby time, you’ll always stay connected to the world. And thanks to a colorful but durable polycarbonate shell, Nokia 210 is a phone built to last.

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

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