HMD Global

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).

Timelines
Nokia 5.4 to go on sale today at 12pm

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.

Nokia 5.4, 3.4 launched; prices start at Rs. 12,000

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.

Nokia 5.4 to debut in India on February 10: Report

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.

Nokia 1.4, with 4,000mAh battery and dual rear cameras, launched

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).

Nokia 1.4's pricing and variant details leaked

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.

Nokia 1.4's key specifications and prices tipped

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.

Nokia 6.3 appears in renders, design and features revealed

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.

Nokia C1 Plus up for pre-orders, sale date announced

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.

Nokia 5.4, with quad rear cameras and 4,000mAh battery, launched

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).

Nokia C1 Plus launched as the company's cheapest 4G phone

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.

New Nokia budget handset spotted on TENAA website: Details here

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.

Nokia 3.4 to be launched in India in mid-December

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.

Nokia 5.4 spotted on FCC certification website, design details revealed

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.

Nokia C3 becomes cheaper by up to Rs. 1,000

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.

Ahead of launch, details of Nokia 5.4 smartphone revealed

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.

Nokia 2.4, with Helio P22 chipset, launched at Rs. 10,399

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.

HMD Global to launch these new Nokia phone by year-end

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.

Nokia 2.4 to be launched in India on November 26

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.

Nokia 2.4 smartphone to be launched in India this month

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.

Nokia 5.1 receives Android 10 update in India

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.

Nokia 8.3, 5.3 to receive Android 11 update in Q4

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.

Nokia 3.1 gets Android 10 update in India

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.

Nokia 9.3, 7.3, 6.3 likely to be launched in November

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.

HMD Global releases new software update for Nokia 7 Plus

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.

#LeakPeek: This is how Nokia 7.3 will look like

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.

Nokia 3.4 and 2.4 officially listed in India, launch imminent

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.

Nokia 2.4 and 3.4 launched; 8.3 5G's availability details announced

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.

Nokia 3.4 spotted on FCC database, launch imminent

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.

Nokia 8.3 5G's pre-orders now open in Belgium

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.

Nokia 3.4 to come with a triple rear camera setup

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.

Nokia 2.1 starts receiving Android 10 (Go edition) update

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.

Ahead of launch, renders and specifications of Nokia 3.4 leaked

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.

Nokia 5.3 and C3 launched; prices start at Rs. 7,500

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.

Nokia C3 promotional poster spotted in India, launch imminent

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.

Nokia 5.3 spotted on official India website, launch  imminent

17 Aug 2020

Nokia 5.3 spotted on official India website, launch imminent

HMD Global is working to launch its mid-range smartphone, the Nokia 5.3 in India soon. It was launched globally in March.

#WeeklyRecap: US blocks out ByteDance; Apple, Google unveil new devices

09 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: US blocks out ByteDance; Apple, Google unveil new devices

This week, we witnessed some major hardware launches, but the biggest news in the world of tech was US President Donald Trump's crackdown on TikTok's parent ByteDance and WeChat's parent Tencent.

HMD Global launches budget-friendly Nokia C3 at around Rs. 7,500

04 Aug 2020

HMD Global launches budget-friendly Nokia C3 at around Rs. 7,500

HMD Global has finally launched its much-anticipated budget handset, the Nokia C3, in China. The smartphone comes with a polycarbonate body, an HD+ display, a single rear camera, and entry-level hardware.

Nokia 1 receives Android 10 (Go Edition) update in India

08 Jul 2020

Nokia 1 receives Android 10 (Go Edition) update in India

Nokia 1, the entry-level smartphone by HMD Global, has started receiving the Android 10 (Go Edition) update.

#NostalgiaOverloaded: Nokia 5310, with no 3G/4G support, goes official

16 Jun 2020

#NostalgiaOverloaded: Nokia 5310, with no 3G/4G support, goes official

Nokia brand licensee HMD Global has launched a new feature handset, the Nokia 5310, in India. The device is inspired by the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, which was launched all the way back in August 2007.

Nokia 5310 to be launched in India on June 16

12 Jun 2020

Nokia 5310 to be launched in India on June 16

HMD Global has teased on Twitter that the Nokia 5310 feature phone will be launched in India on June 16.