HMD Global has included the revamped version of Snake in the 8110 slider phone, one of the biggest hits of the 1990s
HMD Global, a Finnish startup which has licensed to design Nokia brand of phones, once the invincible leader of the global mobile phone markets, has announced four new Android-powered smartphones — Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, new Nokia 6 and Nokia 1 — at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday.
In addition to these models, the company has also relaunched its iconic slider phone Nokia 8110, with 4G connectivity, and apps including Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Search, Facebook and Twitter.
Three new Nokia smartphones — the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and the new Nokia 6 — join the Android One family, powered by new AI features. Each of the new phones comes with a limited number of pre-installed apps.
The Nokia 8110 phone, one of the biggest hits of the 1990s, comes with a familiar and easy-to-use interface and features intuitive tactile mechanics, with slide to answer and end calls.
Surprisingly, the model comes with a revamped version of Snake.
With two colours to choose from, traditional black and banana yellow, the Nokia 8110 will be available from May this year and will retail for a global average retail price of €79 (INR 6,310 or USD 97.48), excluding taxes and subsidies.
“This time last year, we started our journey with huge expectations from fans and a massive responsibility to deliver on the legacy of one of the most innovative brands in our space. Since the, we have reintroduced well-loved icons, forged partnerships with friends old and new and delivered our pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience across our smartphone portfolio. Last year we shipped over 70 million Nokia phones,” said Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global.
“As we’ve expanded our portfolio we’ve always maintained one vision: to deliver great Nokia phones that live up to the values that our fans expect. It has been an exhilarating time and as we look ahead, we plan to build on our success by expanding our portfolio and giving consumers a wide range of Nokia phones they can love, trust and rely on,” he added.
Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available from early April for a global average retail price of €749. Nokia 7 Plus will be available from early April for a global average retail price of €399. New Nokia 6 will be available from May for a global average retail price of €279.
Nokia 1 will be available from early April for a global average retail price of $85. Xpress-on covers, sold separately, are available from $7.99 in Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink. Nokia 8110 will be available from May for a global average retail price of €79. All prices exclude taxes and subsidies.
1 EURO=USD 1.23 or INR 79.88