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 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.

Nokia 5.1 Plus starts receiving Android 10 update in India

21 May 2020

Nokia 5.1 Plus starts receiving Android 10 update in India

HMD Global has started rolling-out Android 10 update for the Nokia 5.1 Plus in India.

Nokia 6.3 to get Snapdragon 730 processor, quad rear camera

19 May 2020

Nokia 6.3 to get Snapdragon 730 processor, quad rear camera

HMD Global is expected to launch its latest mid-range handset, the Nokia 6.3, in the coming weeks.

HMD Global releases Android 10 update for Nokia 3.1 Plus

14 May 2020

HMD Global releases Android 10 update for Nokia 3.1 Plus

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 3.1 Plus in India and 37 other countries. According to the company, all users in these regions will receive the firmware by May 18.

#LeakPeek: Nokia 9.3 PureView will support 8K video recording

13 May 2020

#LeakPeek: Nokia 9.3 PureView will support 8K video recording

HMD Global is expected to launch its flagship Nokia 9.3 PureView smartphone in August-September this year.

Nokia 7.2 gets Android 10 update: How to install

06 May 2020

Nokia 7.2 gets Android 10 update: How to install

HMD Global has once again started rolling out Android 10 update for the dual-SIM variant of Nokia 7.2. The new software comes with improved system stability, user interface enhancements, and Google's Android security patch for April.

HMD Global releases Android 10 update for Nokia 6.2

02 May 2020

HMD Global releases Android 10 update for Nokia 6.2

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 6.2 in India and 42 other countries. Notably, this is the fourth device after Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 4.2 to get the latest Android update.

Nokia 9 PureView receives Android 10 update: How to install

01 May 2020

Nokia 9 PureView receives Android 10 update: How to install

After bringing the latest Android update to the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 6.2, and other handsets, HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the flagship Nokia 9 PureView in India.

Nokia 1 Plus receives Android 10 update: How to install

01 May 2020

Nokia 1 Plus receives Android 10 update: How to install

HMD Global is working to bring the latest Android update to all of its handsets ranging from the flagship Nokia 9 PureView to even the entry-level ones.

Nokia 8 Sirocco receives Android 10 update: How to install

17 Apr 2020

Nokia 8 Sirocco receives Android 10 update: How to install

HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 8 Sirocco in India and 34 other countries. This is the third device after Nokia 3.2 and 4.2 to get the latest Android update.

Nokia 9.3 PureView to get a 108MP five-camera setup: Report

14 Apr 2020

Nokia 9.3 PureView to get a 108MP five-camera setup: Report

HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, is working to launch the flagship Nokia 9.3 smartphone sometime in the Q3 of 2020.

Nokia 7.3 to sport a 48MP quad camera: Report

13 Apr 2020

Nokia 7.3 to sport a 48MP quad camera: Report

As a successor to the mid-ranger Nokia 7.2, HMD Global is working to launch the Nokia 7.3 smartphone in the third quarter of this year.

GST effect: These Nokia smartphones have become costlier in India

04 Apr 2020

GST effect: These Nokia smartphones have become costlier in India

With the recent hike in the GST rates on smartphones from 12% to 18%, HMD Global has followed the footsteps of other OEMs to increase the prices of Nokia smartphones.

HMD Global launches Nokia 5310 feature phone for music lovers

22 Mar 2020

HMD Global launches Nokia 5310 feature phone for music lovers

As the latest addition to the list of resurrected classic Nokia phones, brand licensee HMD Global has launched the Nokia 5310. The handset is inspired by the original Nokia 5310 Xpress Music that arrived back in 2007.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google's COVID-19 website, new MacBook, iPad, Xbox, and more

22 Mar 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google's COVID-19 website, new MacBook, iPad, Xbox, and more

Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in different parts of the world, the tech industry kept going strong - throughout the last week.

Nokia 5.3, the mid-range phone with quad camera, goes official

21 Mar 2020

Nokia 5.3, the mid-range phone with quad camera, goes official

Expanding its portfolio of smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Android One-based Nokia 5.3.

Meet Nokia 8.3, the first 5G phone by HMD Global

20 Mar 2020

Meet Nokia 8.3, the first 5G phone by HMD Global

HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, has launched its first-ever 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3.

Nokia launches its wallet-friendly C2 handset: Details here

18 Mar 2020

Nokia launches its wallet-friendly C2 handset: Details here

HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, has unveiled a new wallet-friendly smartphone, the Nokia C2.

Ahead of launch, Nokia 5.3 specs and price leaked

09 Mar 2020

Ahead of launch, Nokia 5.3 specs and price leaked

HMD Global is working on launching its next generation of smartphones, including a premium Nokia 8.2 5G and a mid-range Nokia 5.3.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google I/O cancellation, Twitter's 'stories', costlier iPhones, and more

08 Mar 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google I/O cancellation, Twitter's 'stories', costlier iPhones, and more

This week, we have witnessed the continued impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the global tech industry.

Nokia's 5G phone to feature in James Bond teaser, movie

06 Mar 2020

Nokia's 5G phone to feature in James Bond teaser, movie

The next James Bond movie, No Time To Die, may have been postponed to November, but that delay isn't stopping sponsors from using the hype around the flick.

This Nokia flagship phone has received a massive price cut

24 Feb 2020

This Nokia flagship phone has received a massive price cut

Nokia 9 PureView, the flagship smartphone by Nokia that was launched last year, has received a massive price cut of Rs. 15,000 in India.

These budget smartphones have become cheaper in India

15 Feb 2020

These budget smartphones have become cheaper in India

In an attempt to attract more buyers, South Korean tech giant Samsung and Nokia's brand licensee HMD Global have reduced the prices of their budget-friendly smartphones- Galaxy A20s and Nokia 2.3 in India.

#LeakPeek: Nokia 5.2 will come with quad rear camera

03 Feb 2020

#LeakPeek: Nokia 5.2 will come with quad rear camera

HMD Global is working to announce a bunch of new handsets (including Nokia 5.2) at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.

Nokia 9.2's launch details tipped, will come with "great cameras"

27 Jan 2020

Nokia 9.2's launch details tipped, will come with "great cameras"

HMD Global is working on Nokia 9.2, a flagship smartphone that would be launched later this year as a sequel to the camera-centric Nokia 9 PureView.

These premium Nokia phones have become cheaper in India

25 Jan 2020

These premium Nokia phones have become cheaper in India

Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2, the Android One-based mid-range smartphones which were launched in India last year, have received a permanent price cut in the country.

HMD Global to revive another Nokia 'Original' handset soon

06 Jan 2020

HMD Global to revive another Nokia 'Original' handset soon

HMD Global, which has already resurrected iconic phones like the Nokia 8110, Nokia 3310, and Nokia 2720 Flip, is working to soon revive yet another classic Nokia handset.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Light-powered headphones, Realme buds, Facebook's leak, DNA dating, more

22 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Light-powered headphones, Realme buds, Facebook's leak, DNA dating, more

In the third week of December, the world of tech witnessed plenty of activity, both good and bad.

Nokia 2.3 launched in India, priced at Rs. 8,199

18 Dec 2019

Nokia 2.3 launched in India, priced at Rs. 8,199

HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, has launched the budget friendly Nokia 2.3 smartphone in India at Rs. 8,199.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Nokia TV, Echo Input Portable, Android flaw, and more

08 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Nokia TV, Echo Input Portable, Android flaw, and more

In the first week of December, we saw some big developments in consumer tech, thanks to the launch of a Nokia-branded TV and Amazon's first wireless Echo smart speaker.

Android One-based Nokia 2.3, with two-day battery life, goes official

06 Dec 2019

Android One-based Nokia 2.3, with two-day battery life, goes official

As an addition to its portfolio of smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Android One-based Nokia 2.3 at an event in Cairo, yesterday.

These brands to launch flagship phones with Snapdragon 865 chipset

04 Dec 2019

These brands to launch flagship phones with Snapdragon 865 chipset

At its ongoing annual summit in Hawaii, tech giant Qualcomm has unveiled two new mobile processors. The Snapdragon 865 has been announced as the successor to the flagship 855 SoC while the Snapdragon 765/765G is a new chipset with integrated support for 5G.

Nokia 2.3 likely to launch on December 5: Details here

25 Nov 2019

Nokia 2.3 likely to launch on December 5: Details here

HMD Global is all set to launch a new Nokia smartphone on December 5.

HMD Global announces price cut on Nokia 2.2

20 Nov 2019

HMD Global announces price cut on Nokia 2.2

In an attempt to push sales, HMD Global has reduced the prices of its pocket-friendly Nokia 2.2 smartphone in India.

These Nokia smartphones have become cheaper in India

18 Nov 2019

These Nokia smartphones have become cheaper in India

If you're planning to buy a new premium smartphone that offers pure Android experience, then this might be a good time.

NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Facebook's leak, Mi Watch, Nokia TV, and more

10 Nov 2019

NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Facebook's leak, Mi Watch, Nokia TV, and more

The second week of November was all about fancy new gadgets and security issues.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Pixel 4 launch, Facebook lockout, Chinese app's spying, more

20 Oct 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Pixel 4 launch, Facebook lockout, Chinese app's spying, more

In the technology world, the third week of October was all about consumer products.

HMD Global launches Nokia 110 feature phone at Rs. 1,600

18 Oct 2019

HMD Global launches Nokia 110 feature phone at Rs. 1,600

After unveiling it globally at the IFA 2019 tech fair, HMD Global has introduced the Nokia 110 (2019) feature phone in India at Rs. 1,599.