HMD Global Oy or HMD is a Finnish company that’s behind the famous brand of Nokia phones. Around 2010, Nokia was struggling to keep its market dominance and was succeeded by Apple and Samsung eventually. Four years later, it was sold to Microsoft. Following internal tiffs, the deal fell through, and that’s when it was sold to HMD Global (established in 2016 by Jean-Francois Baril) and FIH Mobile (a Chinese handset manufacturing and Integrator services company). The consumer electronics company, through a licensing agreement, has exclusive rights to the Nokia brand. In its smartphones, HMD uses the Android operating system, via a partnership with Google under the Android One program. Meanwhile, its feature phones use the Series 30+ platform or the Firefox OS-derived KaiOS (the most recent one).
13 May 2021
Nokia G10, G20 bag BIS certification; India launch imminent
HMD Global had launched the Nokia G10 and G20 smartphones in Europe in April.
28 Apr 2021
HMD Global rolls out Android 11 update for Nokia 2.4
HMD Global has started rolling out an Android 11 update for its Nokia 2.4 smartphone in 35 countries, including India.
15 Apr 2021
Nokia 2.2 receives Android 11 update with March security patch
HMD Global has started rolling out the Android 11 update for its Nokia 2.2 model.
10 Apr 2021
HMD Global releases Android 11 update for Nokia 8.1
HMD Global has started rolling out the latest Android 11 update for its Nokia 8.1 smartphone in various countries, including India.
09 Apr 2021
HMD Global launches six new budget-friendly Nokia smartphones
HMD Global has announced six new Nokia-branded phones, called the C10, C20, G10, G20, X10, and X20. The line-up carries a starting price-tag of Є79 (roughly Rs. 7,000).
10 Mar 2021
Nokia G10 bags SIRIM certification in Malaysia: Details here
HMD Global is working to launch a new budget-range smartphone which could go official as Nokia G10.
17 Feb 2021
Nokia 5.4 to go on sale today at 12pm
Nokia 5.4, which was launched last week alongside the Nokia 3.4, will go on sale in India today at 12 pm via Flipkart and Nokia.com. It carries a starting price-tag of Rs. 13,999.
10 Feb 2021
Nokia 5.4, 3.4 launched; prices start at Rs. 12,000
Expanding its portfolio of affordable smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 5.4 and 3.4 handsets in India. The phones will go on sale from February 17 and February 20, respectively.
04 Feb 2021
Nokia 5.4 to debut in India on February 10: Report
HMD Global is working to launch the Nokia 5.4 model in India. In the latest development, Gizmochina has reported that the phone will go official in the country on February 10.
04 Feb 2021
Nokia 1.4, with 4,000mAh battery and dual rear cameras, launched
Expanding its portfolio of budget-range smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 1.4 handset in the global markets. It carries a price-tag of $99 (roughly Rs. 7,200).
27 Jan 2021
Nokia 1.4's pricing and variant details leaked
HMD Global is working to announce a new budget-friendly smartphone, called the Nokia 1.4. It is expected to go official sometime in March this year.
21 Jan 2021
Nokia 1.4's key specifications and prices tipped
As an addition to its portfolio of budget-friendly smartphones, HMD Global is planning to launch the Nokia 1.4 model in the coming weeks.
08 Jan 2021
Nokia 6.3 appears in renders, design and features revealed
HMD Global is expected to announce its mid-range Nokia 6.3 (also being referred as Nokia 6.4) model sometime before April this year.
26 Dec 2020
Nokia C1 Plus up for pre-orders, sale date announced
Nokia's entry-level smartphone, the C1 Plus, is finally up for pre-orders in China. The company has also announced that the budget-friendly handset will go on sale starting January 1, 2021.
15 Dec 2020
Nokia 5.4, with quad rear cameras and 4,000mAh battery, launched
Expanding its portfolio of budget-friendly smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 5.4 in Europe at €189 (roughly Rs. 16,900).
15 Dec 2020
Nokia C1 Plus launched as the company's cheapest 4G phone
HMD Global has launched the C1 Plus model in the European market as its cheapest 4G phone ever. It comes as a slightly improved version of the Nokia C1 that was introduced last year.
06 Dec 2020
New Nokia budget handset spotted on TENAA website: Details here
A new Nokia smartphone with model number TA-1335 has been spotted on the Chinese tech certification portal TENAA. Interestingly, it bears similarity to the Nokia C3.
05 Dec 2020
Nokia 3.4 to be launched in India in mid-December
HMD Global is expected to launch its affordable Nokia 3.4 model in India in mid-December, as per Nokiapoweruser. The report notes that the handset will carry a starting price-tag of around Rs. 12,000 and will go on sale by December-end.
05 Dec 2020
Nokia 5.4 spotted on FCC certification website, design details revealed
HMD Global is expected to launch its budget-friendly Nokia 5.4 model in the coming weeks. In the latest development, the handset has been spotted on the FCC certification website, revealing its design details and key features.
02 Dec 2020
Nokia C3 becomes cheaper by up to Rs. 1,000
HMD Global has reduced the prices of its Nokia C3 model in India by up to Rs. 1,000. The price-cut is permanent in nature, and is applicable to both online as well as offline markets.
29 Nov 2020
Ahead of launch, details of Nokia 5.4 smartphone revealed
HMD Global is expected to launch its Nokia 5.4 smartphone by the end of this year, a Nokiapoweruser report has claimed.
26 Nov 2020
Nokia 2.4, with Helio P22 chipset, launched at Rs. 10,399
As the latest addition to its portfolio of smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 2.4 model in India.
17 Nov 2020
HMD Global to launch these new Nokia phone by year-end
HMD Global is expected to launch the Nokia 9.3 PureView, 7.3 5G, and 6.3 models by the end of 2020, as per Nokiapoweruser. The handsets were likely to be announced this month but the plan has been postponed to December.
17 Nov 2020
Nokia 2.4 to be launched in India on November 26
HMD Global is all set to launch its budget-friendly Nokia 2.4 model in India on November 26, the company has confirmed via an official tweet.
15 Nov 2020
Nokia 2.4 smartphone to be launched in India this month
HMD Global is planning to launch its Nokia 2.4 smartphone in India by the end of November, a Gadgets360 report has claimed.
09 Oct 2020
Nokia 5.1 receives Android 10 update in India
HMD Global has started rolling out the Android 10 update for its Nokia 5.1 model in India.
09 Oct 2020
Nokia 8.3, 5.3 to receive Android 11 update in Q4
HMD Global has announced that the recently-launched Nokia 8.3 and Nokia 5.3 are first in line to receive the Android 11 update. According to the company, the handsets will get the firmware in the fourth quarter of this year.
09 Oct 2020
Nokia 3.1 gets Android 10 update in India
HMD Global has started rolling out the Android 10 update for the Nokia 3.1 in India and several other countries.
28 Sep 2020
Nokia 9.3, 7.3, 6.3 likely to be launched in November
HMD Global is expected to introduce its latest batch of Nokia-branded smartphones in the coming weeks. According to Nokiapoweruser, the company is likely to announce the flagship Nokia 9.3 aka Nokia 9.3 PureView, and mid-rangers Nokia 7.3 5G and 6.3 in November.
28 Sep 2020
HMD Global releases new software update for Nokia 7 Plus
HMD Global has issued a new maintenance release update, including the Android security patch dated September 1, for its Nokia 7 Plus smartphone.
25 Sep 2020
#LeakPeek: This is how Nokia 7.3 will look like
As an addition to its portfolio of mid-range smartphones, HMD Global is working to launch the Nokia 7.3 in the coming weeks.
25 Sep 2020
Nokia 3.4 and 2.4 officially listed in India, launch imminent
HMD Global's recently-launched Nokia 3.4 and 2.4 have been officially listed in India, suggesting that the budget handsets are likely to be launched in the country soon.
23 Sep 2020
Nokia 2.4 and 3.4 launched; 8.3 5G's availability details announced
HMD Global has launched the Nokia 2.4 and Nokia 3.4 as its latest budget offerings. The handsets come with HD+ screens, entry-level chipsets, and up to triple rear cameras.
19 Sep 2020
Nokia 3.4 spotted on FCC database, launch imminent
HMD Global is working to launch its new budget smartphone, the Nokia 3.4 in the coming days. Now, a handset that looks similar to 3.4 has been spotted on the FCC database. It might be launched on September 22.
09 Sep 2020
Nokia 8.3 5G's pre-orders now open in Belgium
HMD Global's first-ever 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 5G, is now up for pre-ordering in Belgium. Interested customers can reserve the handset via the company's official website.
08 Sep 2020
Nokia 3.4 to come with a triple rear camera setup
HMD Global is working to launch a new Nokia 3.4 budget smartphone in the coming weeks. Now, reliable tipster Evan Blass has shared a render of the handset, confirming that it will come with a triple rear camera setup.
03 Sep 2020
Nokia 2.1 starts receiving Android 10 (Go edition) update
HMD Global has started rolling out the Android 10 (Go edition) update for Nokia 2.1 in India.
30 Aug 2020
Ahead of launch, renders and specifications of Nokia 3.4 leaked
HMD Global is expected to unveil its affordable smartphone, the Nokia 3.4 (codenamed 'Doctor Strange') on September 3.
25 Aug 2020
Nokia 5.3 and C3 launched; prices start at Rs. 7,500
HMD Global has launched two new budget-friendly Nokia-branded smartphones in India.
22 Aug 2020
Nokia C3 promotional poster spotted in India, launch imminent
HMD Global is working to expand its range of Nokia-branded smartphones in India with an all-new Nokia C3 model. A marketing poster of the handset has been spotted in the country, hinting at its imminent launch.