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 5.1 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.

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.