HMD Global, the current licensee of Nokia phones, stepped out from Mobile World Congress 2018 as one of the biggest winners of the biggest mobile trade show, having revived another classic and secured the future of pure Android smartphones across all budgets.
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And the good news for those who live in the Philippines is that HMD will release all — yes, all! — the devices it announced at MWC on at least one retail platform. We’re talking about the retro-inspired Nokia 8110 4G to the Nokia 7 Plus to the flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco.
We at Revü found out that all six upcoming Nokia models will be available online locally through Argomall. It’s the same online shopping site that currently has the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition (among many others) on offer. HMD has official sales channels here — Argomall included — so expect the new Nokia units to come with warranty coverage from the manufacturer.
Unfortunately, there is no indication as to when they will drop, but you can click on the Nokia banner on the site to get a notice as soon as they’re available for preorder in the Philippines. Their price tags are also a big question mark. Given HMD’s aggressive domestic retail strategy, however, expect reasonable prices across the board.
For a quick reference, here’s the full list of Nokia devices going for preorder soon.
- Nokia 8110 4G – full specs here
- Nokia 1 – complete specs here
- Nokia 6 (2018) with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage
- Nokia 6 (2018) with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage – full specs of both variants here
- Nokia 7 Plus – complete specs here
- Nokia 8 Sirocco – full specs here
Note that almost every Nokia release so far — from the Nokia 3 and up — are now part of the Android One program, meaning they will receive frequent and timely software updates, in addition to delivering a near-stock Android experience, similar to what Google’s Pixel devices promise.
Are you excited about this development? Which phone are you looking forward to buying? Sound off in the comments. Let’s have a conversation.
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