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).
09 Oct 2020
HMD Global has started rolling out the Android 10 update for its Nokia 5.1 model in India.
09 Oct 2020
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
HMD Global has started rolling out the Android 10 update for the Nokia 3.1 in India and several other countries.
28 Sep 2020
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 has issued a new maintenance release update, including the Android security patch dated September 1, for its Nokia 7 Plus smartphone.
25 Sep 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
HMD Global has started rolling out the Android 10 (Go edition) update for Nokia 2.1 in India.
30 Aug 2020
HMD Global is expected to unveil its affordable smartphone, the Nokia 3.4 (codenamed 'Doctor Strange') on September 3.
25 Aug 2020
HMD Global has launched two new budget-friendly Nokia-branded smartphones in India.
22 Aug 2020
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.
17 Aug 2020
HMD Global is working to launch its mid-range smartphone, the Nokia 5.3 in India soon. It was launched globally in March.
09 Aug 2020
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04 Aug 2020
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.
08 Jul 2020
Nokia 1, the entry-level smartphone by HMD Global, has started receiving the Android 10 (Go Edition) update.
16 Jun 2020
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.
12 Jun 2020
HMD Global has teased on Twitter that the Nokia 5310 feature phone will be launched in India on June 16.
21 May 2020
HMD Global has started rolling-out Android 10 update for the Nokia 5.1 Plus in India.
19 May 2020
HMD Global is expected to launch its latest mid-range handset, the Nokia 6.3, in the coming weeks.
14 May 2020
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.
13 May 2020
HMD Global is expected to launch its flagship Nokia 9.3 PureView smartphone in August-September this year.
06 May 2020
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.
02 May 2020
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.
01 May 2020
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.
01 May 2020
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.
17 Apr 2020
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.
14 Apr 2020
HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, is working to launch the flagship Nokia 9.3 smartphone sometime in the Q3 of 2020.
13 Apr 2020
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.
04 Apr 2020
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.
22 Mar 2020
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.
22 Mar 2020
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21 Mar 2020
Expanding its portfolio of smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Android One-based Nokia 5.3.
20 Mar 2020
HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, has launched its first-ever 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3.
18 Mar 2020
HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, has unveiled a new wallet-friendly smartphone, the Nokia C2.
09 Mar 2020
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.
08 Mar 2020
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