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LG Mobile Shuts Down : Another Brand Bites The Dust!

It is official – LG has called it quits on its mobile phone division, shutting it down for good!

Find out what happened, and what this means to us – the consumers!

 

LG Mobile Shuts Down : Another Brand Bites The Dust!

On 5 March 2021, LG announced that its board of directors approved the decision to shut down its mobile business unit.

This came after rumours that LG was looking into “various options such as a sale, split sales or pulling out of the smartphone business“.

Even though LG had a strong following in the United States, in third place with 13% market share, that was not enough to turn a profit.

LG Mobile has consistently lost mobile hand over fist, even after trying all sorts of way to get consumer mindshare through devices like LG Wing, which featured a secondary display that swivelled out behind the main display.

If you can’t remember any notable LG mobile devices you have actually seen and tried out, you are not alone. This is why LG Mobile is no more.

After closing down LG Mobile, their focus will be in growth areas such as :

  • electric vehicle components,
  • connected devices,
  • smart homes,
  • robotics
  • artificial intelligence
  • business-to-business solutions
  • platforms and services

 

LG Mobile Shut Down : Effect On Consumers?

LG said that they will continue to sell their current inventory, but expect to complete the process of shutting down their business by 31 July 2021.

Even so, they assure customers that they will continue to provide service support and software updates of existing LG smartphones for “a period of time which will vary by region“.

So if you really love LG smartphones, you still have time and opportunity to grab one.

You may have to live with the fact that you will likely lose support and software updates after a year or so.

The loss of another brand will undoubtedly mean fewer choices, but is that really a bad thing?

Frankly speaking, there are way too many smartphone releases every year, and it’s getting really hard to differentiate them, never mind justify a yearly upgrade.

So, no one will really miss LG Mobile’s demise. And who knows? It could end up being resurrected like Nokia and Motorola!

 

LG Mobile Shut Down : Official Statement

Here is the official statement that LG issued on 5 March 2021 :

SEOUL, April 5, 2021 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced that it is closing its mobile business unit. The decision was approved by its board of directors earlier today.

LG’s strategic decision to exit the incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will enable the company to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business solutions, as well as platforms and services.

Current LG phone inventory will continue to be available for sale. LG will provide service support and software updates for customers of existing mobile products for a period of time which will vary by region. LG will work collaboratively with suppliers and business partners throughout the closure of the mobile phone business. Details related to employment will be determined at the local level.

Moving forward, LG will continue to leverage its mobile expertise and develop mobility-related technologies such as 6G to help further strengthen competitiveness in other business areas. Core technologies developed during the two decades of LG’s mobile business operations will also be retained and applied to existing and future products.

The wind down of the mobile phone business is expected to be completed by July 31 although inventory of some existing models may still be available after that.

 

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Nokia 3.4 Camera New Year Failure : How To Fix It?

Nokia 3.4 users received a New Year surprise, when its camera stopped working from New Year 2021 onwards!

Find out what happened, and the two workarounds you can try!

 

Nokia 3.4 Camera Started Crashing On New Year 2021!

Many Nokia 3.4 users are complaining that their camera stopped working around New Year 2021 – either on the eve – 31 December 2020, or New Year’s Day – 1 January 2021.

Specifically, the Nokia camera app would crash within a second of opening it. Those who managed to take a shot before it crashed would only get a photo of a grey square.

Like the camera failures affecting the Nokia 8.3 5G, the problem partly due to the recent firmware updates, but the problem only manifested around New Year 2021.

In fact, it will affect brand new Nokia 3.4 phones that were sold and opened up on and after 1 January 2021.

 

Nokia 3.4 Camera New Year Bug Workarounds

Restarting the phone won’t help, and even a soft reset or hard reset won’t work.

It appears that the Nokia 3.4 camera malfunction is a date bug (like the famous Y2K or Millennium Bug) affecting their Camera app version 97.10.1400.01.

Nokia says they are working on a fix, but until they release a working update, here are two ways to fix the Nokia 3.4 camera failure.

Use A Third-Party App

The Nokia 3.4 camera is still functioning – it’s just their Camera app that’s broken.

So you can use a messaging app like WhatsApp or Telegram to take photos and videos.

However, you may not get the full resolution or quality since these apps use a much lower photo and video resolution to reduce file size.

The best option is to use a third-party camera app like Open Camera or the Google Camera port.

Change The Date

Another way is to change the date on your affected Nokia smartphone :

  1. Go to Settings > System > Date & time
  2. Turn off Network-Provided Date & Time.
  3. Change the date to either :
    a) 30 December 2020 or earlier
    b) 2 January 2021 or later

After that, the Nokia camera app will run properly. But it won’t do to keep running with the wrong date.

  1. Open and then close the Camera app
  2. Go to Settings > System > Date & time
  3. Turn on Network-Provided Date & Time.

This should let you use the Nokia 3.4 smartphone with the proper date, and a usable camera app, albeit with Scene Detection disabled.

 

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Nokia 8.3 Camera New Year Failure : How To Fix It!

Nokia 8.3 5G users received a New Year surprise, when its camera stopped working from New Year 2021 onwards.

Find out what happened, and the two workarounds you can try!

 

Nokia 8.3 5G Camera Crashes On New Year 2021!

Many Nokia 8.3 5G users are complaining that their camera stopped working on around New Year 2021 – either on the eve – 31 December 2020, or New Year’s Day – 1 January 2021.

Specifically, the Nokia camera app would crash within a second of opening it. Those who managed to take a shot before it crashed would only get a photo of a grey square.

At first, they thought it might have been the October or December 2020 update, but oddly enough – the camera only failed on either on 31 December 2020, or 1 January 2021.

Two different people also reported that they bought the Nokia 8.3 5G on 31 December 2020 and 1 January 2021, and the camera on both phones didn’t work either.

Restarting the phone or soft-resetting it won’t work. Even a hard reset that a German user, Gabriel Steinecker, tried did NOT work.

Eventually, it was discovered that the Nokia 8.3 5G’s physical camera was working fine. It was the Nokia camera app that did not work. Third party apps like WhatsApp and Telegram, for example, could still take photos and videos.

 

Nokia 8.3 5G Camera New Year Bug Workarounds

The Nokia 8.3 5G camera malfunction seems to be a date bug (like the famous Y2K or Millennium Bug) affecting their Camera app version 97.10.1400.01.

In fact, it could be affecting more than just Nokia 8.3 5G users. The problem also affects the Nokia 3.4 smartphone.

Nokia says they are working on a fix, but until they release a working update, here are two ways to fix the Nokia 4.3 camera failure.

Use A Third-Party App

The Nokia 8.3 5G camera is still functioning – it’s just their Camera app that’s broken.

So you can use a messaging app like WhatsApp or Telegram to take photos and videos.

However, you may not get the full resolution or quality since these apps use a much lower photo and video resolution to reduce file size.

The best option is to use a third-party camera app like Open Camera or the Google Camera port.

Change The Date

Another way is to change the date on your affected Nokia smartphone :

  1. Go to Settings > System > Date & time
  2. Turn off Network-Provided Date & Time.
  3. Change the date to either :
    a) 30 December 2020 or earlier
    b) 2 January 2021 or later

After that, the Nokia camera app will run properly. But it won’t do to keep running with the wrong date.

  1. Open the Camera app and go to its Settings
  2. Disable Scene Detection
  3. Close the Camera app
  4. Go to Settings > System > Date & time
  5. Turn on Network-Provided Date & Time.

This should let you use the Nokia 8.3 smartphone with the proper date, and a usable camera app, albeit with Scene Detection disabled.

 

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Nokia 8.3 5G – No Time To Die Photoshoot : Behind The Scene

HMD Global partnered with the upcoming Bond movie – No Time To Die – to market their Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone with a photoshoot.

Watch the behind-the-scenes video for a look at how much effort they went into this photoshoot, and the final output from the Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone!

 

Nokia 8.3 5G : No Time To Die Marketing Photoshoot

In March 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, HMD Global announced that they won the rights to be the official phone partner for the 25th James Bond movie – No Time To Die.

This bought them the right to include into the movie, both the iconic Nokia 3310 and the Nokia 8.3 5G – their upcoming 5G smartphone with a PureView quad camera system featuring ZEISS optics.

The partnership also bought them the rights to an exclusive No Time To Die marketing photoshoot with Lashana Lynch, who plays 00 agent Nomi in the movie.

We should point out that while the Nokia 8.3 5G was featured in the movie and this photoshoot, it was not used to actually film any part of the movie.

Even for this photoshoot, the amount of preparation is incredible and really elaborate. They even brought in social media photographer Ben MacLean to take the photo at the iconic Pinewood Studios, with a 30-foot rig suspending him in the air.

 

Nokia 8.3 5G : The Ultimate Shot

Here is the ultimate shot that Ben MacLean took at No Time To Die photoshoot using the Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone.

Impressive! But if you are planning to buy the Nokia 8.3 5G because you think it will let you take such photos, you will be sorely disappointed.

It would be remiss of us not to remind you all of the elaborate preparation and lighting needed to achieve that shot.

Of course, that’s the purpose of such marketing efforts – to convince you of what’s potentially achievable with a lot of effort… not what most users will end up with.

That’s why we make sure that our smartphone reviews include real world photo and video samples taken on-the-go like normal people.

Here are a selection of our smartphone reviews you can check out :

 

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The Nokia 3.1 Plus Price + Specifications Revealed!

HMD Global just announced the Nokia 3.1 Plus – their latest Android One smartphone with a 6-inch display and a dual-lens cameraHere are its key features and specifications, as well as its price, availability!  

The Nokia 3.1 Plus Features

MediaTek Helio P22

The Nokia 3.1 Plus runs on the MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762), which has eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores running at up to 2 GHz. It comes with 3 GB of memory, and 32 GB of eMMC 5.1 flash storage.

Large Display, Large Battery

The Nokia 3.1 Plus has a 6-inch HD+ display with a 18:9 aspect ratio. And to make sure you get to enjoy it for hours on end, it has a 3,500 mAh battery.

Dual Lens Camera

The Nokia 3.1 Plus has a dual lens camera at the back – a main 13 MP PDAF camera coupled with a 5 MP depth sensor. The main camera has a bright f/2.0 lens, while the depth sensor has a f/2.4 lens.

The depth sensor does not take any pictures. It helps the main camera separate the subject from the background, allowing it to apply software bokeh to the background with great accuracy.

 

Nokia 3.1 Plus Price + Availability

The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes in the Blue, Baltic and White colour options. However, only the Blue colour will be available for purchase in Malaysia starting 25 January 2019, with an official price of RM 699 / ~$169 / ~£129.

Customers who purchase it in Malaysia will receive free gifts worth RM 109a rugged case, tempered glass screen protector and a 5,200 mAh powerbank.  

 

Nokia 3.1 Plus Specifications

SpecificationsNokia 3.1 Plus
Display6-inch IPS display
- HD+ resolution (720 x 1440 pixels)
- 18:9 aspect ratio, 268 ppi pixel density
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.0
System PlatformMediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762)
Processor8 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (Up to 2.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorPowerVR GE8320 (650 MHz)
Memory3 GB LPDDR4x SDRAM (1600 MHz)
Storage32 GB eMMC 5.1 flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 400 GB)
Front Camera8 MP camera with f/2.2 lens
Rear CameraDual Lens Camera
- 13 MP PDAF sensor with f/2.0 lens
- 5 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
- single LED flash
Network CapabilityLTE Cat4
- up to 150 Mbps DL
- up to 50 Mbps UL
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
USB : micro USB 2.0
Audio : 3.5 mm port
SensorsProximity, Accelerometer, E-Compass, Ambient Light, Gyroscope
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-Mounted
AudioSingle speaker
FM Radio
Battery3,500 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
Dimensions76.44 mm wide
156.68 mm tall
8.19 mm thick
Weight180 g
Available ColoursBlue

 

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Nokia 8.1 To Debut With PureDisplay + ZEISS Optics!

HMD Global is attempting to move up the value chain with their new Nokia 8.1 smartphone, which will feature ZEISS optics. Here are the details…

The Nokia 8.1 Smartphone Revealed!

HMD Global is pitching the Nokia 8.1 as a “value flagship” device, with two main selling points – PureDisplay and ZEISS optics. Here is a summary of its key features…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710

The Nokia 8.1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, the same mobile SoC that powers the impressive OPPO R17 Pro.

It boasts 35% faster graphics performance, and 20% better CPU performance than the previous-generation Snapdragon 660 mobile SoC.

Nokia PureDisplay

The Nokia 8.1 has a large 6.18-inch PureDisplay with a Full HD+ resolution, and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. PureDisplay is Nokia’s term for a HDR 10 display.

ZEISS Optics

Its main camera has a 12 MP sensor with ZEISS optics that support optical image stabilisation (OIS). It is paired with a 13 MP depth sensor. In the front, it has a 20 MP front camera.

Pure Android Pie

Nokia 8.1 will also be part of the Android One programme, which means it will run pure Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.

Nokia 8.1 Price + Availability

The Nokia 8.1 will be available in a single colour – BlueSilver, starting from 18 January 2019. It has a recommended retail price of RM 1,699 / ~US$ 414 / ~£325.

On 18 January 2019, you will be able to purchase it here.

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How To Check If You Have The Real Nokia 8110 Banana Phone

The Nokia 8110 Banana Phone was famous for being featured in The Matrix. Needless to say, nostalgia ensured that the revived Nokia 8110 was an instant hit for HMD Global. However, its popularity ensured a steady stream of counterfeit banana phones. Can you tell which is the real Nokia 8110 banana phone?

 

Deluge Of Fake Nokia 8110 Banana Phones

HMD Global is right to be concerned about counterfeit banana phones. They eat into the sales of their hit model, and could negatively impact the Nokia brand if people have a bad experience with these fake banana phones, but believe it’s the real banana phone.

 

Will The Real Banana Phone Please Stand Up?

At a recent exclusive session, HMD Global shared with us two fake banana phone examples. Take a look and see if you can tell the difference.

 

How To Identify A Fake Nokia 8110 Banana Phone

HMD Global shared with us some tips on how to identify the fake banana phone models.

While the fake banana phone models may look similar to the real Nokia 8110 4G, they have poorer build quality, with smaller, duller displays. They also have less capabilities than the real banana phone.

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How To Identify The REAL Nokia 8110 Banana Phone

Here in Malaysia, the real Nokia 8110 4G banana phone is distributed and sold by AVAXX Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd. So you should always look for the AVAXX sticker on the packaging.

The real Nokia 8110 4G banana phone is available in two colours – Traditional Black (the Matrix phone!) and Banana Yellow (for you monkeys!), with a recommended retail price of RM 285 / ~US$ 70.  Sp be VERY SUSPICIOUS about any banana phones being sold for much less!

 

Where To Buy The REAL Nokia 8110 Banana Phone

To make sure you get the real deal, here are some purchase links of the REAL Nokia 8110 banana phone :

  • Malaysia (Black or Yellow) : RM 285 (Web | App)
  • United States : $128.99 (Black | Yellow)

 

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The Nokia 7 plus Dual-Sight Smartphone Preview

After the Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 1 launch, we had some time to try out the Nokia 7 plus – their latest flagship smartphone. Here is our preview of the Nokia 7 plus. Hope you’ll find it useful!

 

The Nokia 7 plus Dual-Sight Smartphone

The Nokia 7 plus (Price Check) is a flagship smartphone with a powerful octa-core processor, enhanced Dual-Sight capability, and a dual-lens camera with ZEISS optics. Selected by Google for their Android One family, the Nokia 7 plus offers a pure, secure and up to date Android experience.

Precision-machined from a single block of 6000 series aluminium coated with a 6-layer ceramic coating, the Nokia 7 plus offers toughness with a more comfortable grip. It also sports an elegant diamond-cut edge, anodised with copper.

The large 6-inch Full HD+ display has a 18:9 aspect ratio which gives you more screen space in the form factor of a traditional 5.5″ device. Your enjoyment is further enhanced by its large 3,800 mAh battery, which Nokia claims will offer up to two days of usage.

True to life imaging

The Nokia 7 plus (Price Check) boasts dual rear cameras with ZEISS optics that consists of a 12 MP wide-angle primary camera, and a secondary 13 MP camera that delivers 2X optical zoom.

For greater creativity, it comes with a Pro Camera mode which lets you take pictures like a pro by giving you quick and easy manual control over advanced camera settings like white balance, focus, ISO, shutter speed and exposure. You can see the impact of your adjustments in real time before you snap to achieve your perfect photo with just one take and no need for filters.

It has enhanced Dual-Sight capability that harnesses the front and back cameras simultaneously to capture the ultimate #Bothie. When you record videos, its three microphones add immersive 360° Nokia spatial audio to your video recording.

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The Android One Commitment

The Nokia 7 plus (Price Check) is part of the Android One family, offering a pure Android experience with regular security updates. Because it runs on pure Android, there are no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up your battery life or slow it down.

It ships with Android Oreo out of the box, so you’ll be able to enjoy the latest Android features, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.

 

The Nokia 7 plus Fabrication Process

A notable feature of the Nokia 7 plus (Price Check) is its aluminium unibody chassis. Nokia shared with us samples of the fabrication process, which allowed us to create a video on its fabrication process. Check it out :

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Nokia 7 plus Specifications

SpecificationsNokia 7 plus
Display6" IPS display
- Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2160 pixels)
- 18:9 aspect ratio, 403 ppi pixel density
- 500 nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.0
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 660
Processor8 x Qualcomm Kyro 260 (2.2 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 512
Memory4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage64 GB flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera16 MP camera with ZEISS lens
Rear CameraMain camera
- 12 MP sensor with 1.4 µm pixels
- f/1.75 ZEISS lens
- dual-tone LED flash

Telephoto lens
- 13 MP sensor with 1.0 µm pixels
- f/2.6 ZEISS lens
Network CapabilityLTE Cat6
- up to 300 Mbps DL
- up to 50 Mbps UL
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Audio : 3.5 mm port
SensorsProximity, Accelerometer, E-Compass, Hall Sensor, Ambient Light, Gyroscope
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-Mounted
AudioSingle speaker with smart amplifier
Nokia spatiala audio capture with 3 microphones
Battery3,800 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports fast charging
Dimensions75.64 mm wide
158.38 mm tall
7.99 mm thick (9.55 with camera bump)
Weight185 g
Available ColoursBlack Copper / White Copper

 

Nokia 7 plus Price + Availability

The Nokia 7 plus (Price Check) is available in the Black/Copper and White/Copper colours beginning 20 April 2018, at a recommended retail price of RM 1,699 / ~US$ 435. In the US, it currently retails for $469.

Each purchase of the Nokia 7 plus (Price Check) comes with a gift box that includes a Bluetooth tripod, tempered glass, as well as a fish eye, wide and macro lens. The gift box is worth RM 300 / ~US$ 77 and is available while stocks last.

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The Nokia 1 Entry-Level 4G Smartphone Preview

After the Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 1 launch, we had some time to try out the Nokia 1 smartphone. Here is our preview of the Nokia 1 – an entry-level 4G smartphone that runs on Android Oreo Go Edition. Find out why Nokia thinks it will be the perfect smartphone for feature phone users to upgrade to!

 

The Nokia 1 Entry-Level 4G Smartphone

The Nokia 1 is an entry-level 4G smartphone that runs on the latest Android Oreo Go edition. The Go Edition is a version of Android optimised for devices with 1GB RAM or less, offering a smooth and responsive experience at an affordable price.

The Nokia 1 is runs on a quad-core processor, with 4G connectivity and dual SIM support. It is powered by a 2,150 mAh battery, and a power-efficient IPS display.

Personalised Style

Available in Warm Red and Dark Blue, Nokia 1 can change its look thanks to the Xpress-on covers which come in a range of vibrant colours. These polycarbonate covers simply click on and off in seconds, allowing you to personalise the Nokia 1 to your preference. 

Android Oreo Go Edition

Tailored for devices with 1 GB RAM or less, Android Oreo Go Edition comes with a new range of apps from Google designed to run faster while consuming less data.

Optimised to be smooth and fast, these include Google Go – a web search app, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more, simply by using your voice.

With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo Go Edition, you get 2x more storage out of the box compared with Android Nougat.

 

Nokia 1 Specifications

SpecificationsNokia 1 Smartphone
Display4.5" IPS display
- FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels)
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.1 Go Edition
System PlatformMediaTek MT6737M
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.1 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T720
Memory 1 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage8 GB eMMC flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Front Camera2 MP fixed focus camera
Rear Camera5 MP fixed focus camera with LED flash
Network CapabilityLTE FDD/TDD
- up to 150 Mbps DL
- up to 50 Mbps UL
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
USB : micro USB 2.0
Audio : 3.5 mm port
SensorsProximity, Ambient Light, G-Sensor, Gyroscope
Battery2,150 mAh lithium-ion battery (removable)
Dimensions67.78 mm wide
133.6 mm tall
9.5 mm thick
Weight133 g
Available ColoursWarm Red / Dark Blue

 

Price + Availability

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The Nokia 1 is available in Warm Red and Dark Blue colours beginning 13 April 2018, at a recommended retail price of RM 339 / ~US$ 87.

Additional Xpress-on covers are sold separately and priced from RM 39.90 / ~US$ 9.99 (for a set of 2). Colour choices include Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink.

 

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The Nokia 7 plus + Nokia 1 Price, Features + Specs Revealed!

HMD Global just announced the Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 1 price, features and specifications. Don’t forget to watch the full Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 plus presentation, and find out what out the killer features of these new Nokia smartphones!

 

The Nokia 7 plus + Nokia 1 Presentation

Let’s start with a detailed presentation on the killer features of the Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 plus smartphones. Who best to tell us about that than Vijay Thangevelu, the Country Manager (Malaysia and Myanmar) of HMD Global?

 

The Nokia 7 plus Smartphone

The Nokia 7 plus is a flagship smartphone with a powerful octa-core processor, enhanced Dual-Sight capability, and a dual-lens camera with ZEISS optics. Selected by Google for their Android One family, the Nokia 7 plus offers a pure, secure and up to date Android experience.

Precision-machined from a single block of 6000 series aluminium coated with a 6-layer ceramic coating, the Nokia 7 plus offers toughness with a more comfortable grip. It also sports an elegant diamond-cut edge, anodised with copper.

The large 6-inch Full HD+ display has a 18:9 aspect ratio which gives you more screen space in the form factor of a traditional 5.5″ device. Your enjoyment is further enhanced by its large 3,800 mAh battery, which Nokia claims will offer up to two days of usage.

SpecificationsNokia 7 plus
Display6" IPS display
- Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2160 pixels)
- 18:9 aspect ratio, 403 ppi pixel density
- 500 nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.0
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 660
Processor8 x Qualcomm Kyro 260 (2.2 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 512
Memory4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage64 GB flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera16 MP camera with ZEISS lens
Rear CameraMain camera
- 12 MP sensor with 1.4 µm pixels
- f/1.75 ZEISS lens
- dual-tone LED flash

Telephoto lens
- 13 MP sensor with 1.0 µm pixels
- f/2.6 ZEISS lens
Network CapabilityLTE Cat6
- up to 300 Mbps DL
- up to 50 Mbps UL
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Audio : 3.5 mm port
SensorsProximity, Accelerometer, E-Compass, Hall Sensor, Ambient Light, Gyroscope
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-Mounted
AudioSingle speaker with smart amplifier
Nokia spatiala audio capture with 3 microphones
Battery3,800 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports fast charging
Dimensions75.64 mm wide
158.38 mm tall
7.99 mm thick (9.55 with camera bump)
Weight185 g
Available ColoursBlack Copper / White Copper

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The Nokia 7 plus Fabrication Process

A notable feature of the Nokia 7 plus is its aluminium unibody chassis. Nokia shared with us samples of the fabrication process, which allowed us to create a video on its fabrication process. Check it out :

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The Nokia 1 Smartphone

The Nokia 1 is an entry-level smartphone that runs on Android Oreo (Go edition), which is optimised for devices with 1 GB of RAM or less. It also has a removable battery, and a power-efficient IPS display.

Powered by a quad-core processor, with 4G connectivity and dual SIM capability, the Nokia 1 offers an easy transition from feature phones to smartphones.

Available in Warm Red or Dark Blue, the Nokia 1 can easily swap covers with a selection of Xpress-on covers that are available in a range of vibrant colours.

SpecificationsNokia 1 Smartphone
Display4.5" IPS display
- FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels)
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.1 Go Edition
System PlatformMediaTek MT6737M
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.1 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T720
Memory 1 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage8 GB eMMC flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Front Camera2 MP fixed focus camera
Rear Camera5 MP fixed focus camera with LED flash
Network CapabilityLTE FDD/TDD
- up to 150 Mbps DL
- up to 50 Mbps UL
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
USB : micro USB 2.0
Audio : 3.5 mm port
SensorsProximity, Ambient Light, G-Sensor, Gyroscope
Battery2,150 mAh lithium-ion battery (removable)
Dimensions67.78 mm wide
133.6 mm tall
9.5 mm thick
Weight133 g
Available ColoursWarm Red / Dark Blue

 

Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 1 Price & Availability

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The Nokia 1 is available in Warm Red and Dark Blue colours beginning 13 April 2018, at a recommended retail price of RM 339 / ~US$ 87.

The Nokia 7 plus is available in the Black/Copper and White/Copper colours beginning 20 April 2018, at a recommended retail price of RM 1,699 / ~US$ 435.

 

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The Nokia 8 Smartphone Introduces Dual-Sight Bothie!

On Friday, we were invited to the launch of the Nokia 8 Dual-Sight smartphone by HMD Global. As their flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8 was designed with content creators in mind, and boasts three world’s first features. Let’s check out what those features are!

 

The Nokia 8 Dual-Sight Smartphone Revealed!

With a 7.3 mm thin unibody chassis precision-milled from a single block of 6000 series aluminium before being refined through a 40-stage process of machining, anodising and polishing, the Nokia 8 is a work of art in the hand.

The Nokia 8 is not only powered by the very fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, it also runs on the latest pure, secure, and uncluttered Android. Vijay Thangavelu, Country Manager (Malaysia and Myanmar), HMD Global tells more in this video :

Dual-Sight Video Capability

The Nokia 8 is the world’s first smartphone with Dual-Sight video capability. Dual-Sight simultaneously records from both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos.

In fact, the Nokia 8 smartphone can livestream Dual-Sight videos natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. With just one touch, you can share your memories in an more immersive way with your family and friends.

Nokia OZO Audio

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The Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature Nokia OZO Audio, placing exclusive Hollywood technology in the palm of your hand. The OZO spatial 360° audio brings a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video.

Nokia 8 combines three microphones with exclusive Nokia acoustic algorithms to capture audio with immersive 360° spatial surround sound. Share your 4K videos with OZO Audio anywhere – binaural codecs enable high fidelity playback even on devices without OZO Audio.

ZEISS Optics

Although Nokia has a long history of partnership with ZEISS, the Nokia 8 is the first smartphone from HMD Global to feature ZEISS optics. In fact, all three of its 13 MP cameras use ZEISS optics for the best possible images

 

The Nokia 8 Specifications

SpecificationsNokia 8
Display5.3" IPS display
- QHD resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels)
- 700 nits maximum brightness
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, with 2.5D edge
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998)
Processor4 x Qualcomm Kyro 280 cores (2.45 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kyro 280 cores (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 540
Memory4 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM (1866 MHz)
Storage64 GB internal storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera13 MP PDAF sensor with f/2.0 ZEISS lens
- 1.12um pixel size
- screen flash
Main CameraDual-Lens Camera System
- 13 MP colour sensor (with OIS) + 13 MP monochrome sensor
- f/2.0 ZEISS lens
- 1.12 um pixel size, supports PDAF
- IR range finder + dual-tone flash
NetworkGSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8
TDS-CDMA: 34, 39
LTE:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
ConnectivityLTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
SensorsAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Hall sensor, Barometer
Fingerprint SensorYes
Water ResistanceSplash-proof (IP54)
Battery3,090 mAh lithium-ion battery
- supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 (18 W)
Dimensions73.7 mm wide
151.5 mm tall
7.9 mm thick (chassis)
0.4 mm (camera bump)
Weight160 g
Available ColoursPolished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel

 

Price & Availability

The Nokia 8 is available right now in four colours – Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel, with a recommended retail price of RM 2,299 / ~US$ 549, inclusive of 6% GST.

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Nokia Communications Network On Expanded LRT Line

Kuala Lumpur, 5 October 2016Nokia has provided an advanced communications network to support railway operations and passenger services for the extension of the light rail system in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The mission-critical railway network provides a range of services for the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line Extension – including 13 new stations – which is used by 350,000 passengers daily.

 

Nokia Communications Network On Newly Expanded LRT Line

The Nokia communications network project was completed in conjunction with CMC Engineering Sdn Bhd, which was responsible for the construction of systems work packages of the line extension.

The mission-critical Nokia communications network is now supporting high-speed voice, data and video traffic as well as delivering essential services to ensure safety and security on the line’s driverless trains, while providing essential passenger information and enabling more efficient maintenance and operations.

This project highlights Nokia’s growing business with customers outside of the traditional telecommunications market, who also have a need for ‘carrier-class’ networks to support their operations. Nokia has established a strong record of success in the railway industry in particular, providing mission-critical networks to more than 100 passenger and freight railway operators globally.

The data transmission network in Kuala Lumpur includes optical networking technology from Nokia. The company also provided systems integration services to enhance safety and security through remote diagnostics and automated functions; constant situation awareness with video surveillance; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); monitoring systems; telephone and radio communications services; automated fare collection (AFC); and public address and passenger information systems.

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Hazwan Alif Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of CMC Engineering Sdn. Bhd. said: “As one of the National Key Results Areas (NKRA) under the Malaysian Government Transformation Program (GTP), the Kelana Jaya LRT Line Extension project is another important government initiative to deliver an effective and seamless public transportation system for the Greater Kuala Lumpur area. Together with our technology partner Nokia, the project testifies to CMCE’s capability to maintain high quality standards and services for its stakeholders, partners and customers.”

Stuart M. Hendry, Head of Global Enterprise & Public Sector, Asia Pacific at Nokia, said: “Railway operations can benefit enormously from modern communications networks. The data transmission network deployed as part of the Kelana Jaya LRT Line Extension will support a wide variety of operational services, and provide a range of new services for passengers in Kuala Lumpur. Nokia has the experience and expertise to ensure both safe and comfortable journeys for railway operators and passengers worldwide.”

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Nokia 216 Dual SIM Feature Phones Announced

20 September 2016Microsoft today introduced the Nokia 216 Dual SIM, a new feature phone that keeps you entertained with apps and games, and are great for capturing and sharing selfies and photos day or night. The Nokia 216 Dual SIM will be available in Malaysia on 21 October, with a RRP (Recommended Retail Pricing) of RM169 / ~US$42.

The Nokia 216 Dual SIM

Featuring two cameras with LED flash, the internet-enabled Nokia 216 Dual SIM is a great feature phone for capturing and sharing special moments.

For entertainment and music, the Nokia 216 Dual SIM comes with an FM Radio, MP3 and video player, and Bluetooth audio support for headsets. The phone can store up to 2,000 contacts, and have a memory card support of up to 32GB. The rear camera LED flash doubles as a built-in torchlight to light up situations where you need it most.

Available in black, grey, and blue, Nokia 216 Dual SIM has a beautifully crafted polycarbonate shell that is built to last, and outstanding battery life that keeps you connected for longer.

“Microsoft’s feature phones are a range of trusted mobile devices that empower people with mobility and the ability to connect, discover and achieve more. They are long lasting, functional, and beautifully designed – and give you more for less”, said Vijay Thangavelu, Country Sales Lead, Microsoft Mobile Device Sales. “The Nokia 216 Dual SIM is our newest addition to the Microsoft feature phone family that offer the affordable connectivity features people need, combined with the entertainment features they want.”

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Nokia 216 Dual SIM Specifications

 

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