Nokia 7 Plus bags the “Consumer smartphone of the year” award from EISA

Nokia 7 plus is one of the best creations from the house of HMD Global. The smartphone has won many hearts, offering a great value in the higher mid-range segment. The device so loved by the consumers across the globe has also got some love from EISA. The Nokia 7 plus is awarded as the “Best Consumer Smartphone” for the year 2018-2019.

For the unaware, EISA stands for “Expert Image and Sound Association”. NokiaMob went a little bit into the history to remind us that the last Nokia smartphone which bagged an EISA award was the the camera powerhouse Nokia 808 Pureview. The Nokia 808 grabbed the award as “Mobile Photo Achievement” back in 2012.

The Nokia 7 Plus is undoubtedly a great device. It just checks so many boxes that there is not much to complain about. Looking forward to see more great phones from Nokia 🙂

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MyJio for Android updated with some interesting new features

Jio has now officially updated it’s main app, the MyJio app. The MyJio app is getting updated on Android platform. The MyJio app on Android platform ia getting updated with app version 4.1.19 in the Google Play Store. The update also weighs around 34.33MB which is already live in the Google Play Store. The new update…

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Nokia 6.1 plus launched in Hong Kong w/ Android One for 2288 HKD

Nokia Mobile has today launched the Nokia X6 as the Nokia 6.1 Plus in the Hong Kong market. It seems the previous report about the Nokia X6’s Hong Kong launch was extremely accurate. The device can be called the successor to the Nokia 6.1 with a larger (and notched) display.

Product codes: The international variant seems to carry the following product codes – TA-1103, TA-1083, TA-1116. There will be minor variations across the product codes such as for carrier bands.

Similar hardware + Android One

Nokia has made the few alterations as we expected from the global device. The Nokia 6.1 plus runs on Android One software (Android Oreo 8.1). The hardware is all the same. There is the same glass-sandwich design with a 5.8-inch 19:9 display on the front, both wrapped around a solid aluminum frame. The dual 16MP + 5MP cameras sit on the back of the device.

The headphone jack is intact, so is the fingerprint scanner at the back. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor and comes with 64GB of onboard storage. Unfortunately, NFC support is not included. Nokia has also skipped the blue color option in the Hong Kong. The device only comes in black and white.

Key hardware specifications

  • Display: 2.5D 5.8-inch FHD+ display – 432PPI with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
    19.9 display aspect ratio | 93% body covered in glass
  • Primary camera: 16MP + 5MP dual real camera with HDR and EIS
  • Front camera: 16MP front camera for selfies
  • Processor: Snapdragon 636 processor
  • Storage: 64GB storage with 4GB RAM | Expendable to 400GB using MicroSD
  • Security: Face recognition, fingerprint scanner
  • AI powered camera for enchaining the image by understanding the scene
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0,
  • Battery: 3060mAh
  • Colors: Black, White

Price & Availability

Nokia is only bringing the Nokia 6.1 plus in 4GB + 64 GB option to the Hong Kong. On the other hand, they offer the X6 in different storage and RAM variations.

The device will retail for $2288 (HKD) | ~$292 (USD) | ~Rs. 20,00 (INR). It will be available for purchase from Tuesday, 24th of July.

The price is bumped up from what we have seen for the Nokia X6 in China. Pricing wise, the device somehow manages to find its spot between the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 plus.

Some photos

Here are some images (from Engadget), shared in a Nokia Group. The Android One logo looks elegant sitting under the glass. The good thing is that we no longer see the Designed by HMD Global and other details, hence making the branding look simple and clear.

Nokia X6 front
Nokia X6
Nokia X6 black and White with Android One

Get even more details at the official Nokia website.

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Nokia Mobile teases the launch of Nokia X6 w/ Android One in Taiwan

Taiwan seems to be the first market to receive the Nokia X6 after China. There were reports that the Nokia X6 will launch in Hong Kong on July 19th, however, it seems that it is Taiwan where the phone will make its first global appearance. The launch can take place as soon as tomorrow, July 19th. Update: The phone (Nokia 6.1 plus) is launched in Hong Kong as per the original schedule. The Taiwan launch should happen in the month of August.

The official Facebook page of Nokia Mobile for Taiwan has today posted a teaser with the Nokia X6 and the Android One logo. Nokia phones in China do not run on Android One. So, this is definitely the first global appearance of Nokia X6. The photo is also captioned appropriately as “This time Nokia is going to take you to the tide this summer”.

Nokia X6 Taiwan

 

The report from Hong Kong also mentioned that the Nokia X6 will launch as Nokia 6.1 Plus in other markets. The phone features a 5.9-inch display with the infamous notch. That said, the notch is much smaller than the one we saw on the Nokia X5 which launched today.

Stay tuned for latest updates on Nokia X6 and all other things Nokia!

Thank you, Lydia for sending this in! 🙂

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Nokia X5 (TA-1109) is now official with Helio P60 – Starts from ¥999

The Nokia X5 (TA-1109) is finally revealed at a launch event in China. The phone matches with essentially everything that we saw in the leaks. The phone features the infamous “Notch” and comes packed with the Helio P60 processor which looks like nothing less than a dream.

Hardware Specifications

Much like the Nokia X6, the Nokia X5 also features a dual-glass manufacturing. Similar dual cameras sit on the back. The notch on the front of the display is definitely wider, leaving very less room for the notification icons.

The Nokia X5 definitely packs a punch when it comes to the raw hardware. It ticks many boxes of what a user expects from his/her smartphone. The phone features the following key hardware specifications:

  • Body dimensions – 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm
  • Display – 5.86-inch HD+ display in 19:9 aspect ratio(1520×720 resolution)
  • Processor – Mediatek Helio P60 2.0Ghz MT6771
  • Primary Cameras – Dual cameras with 13MP f/2 and 5MP depth of field lens
  • Front Camera – 8MP f/2.2
  • Storage & RAM combinations – 3GB/32GB | 4GB/64GB, expandable upto 256GB using MicroSD card
  • Connectivity – 4G Dual VoLTE, WiFI, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB-C
  • Battery – 3060mAh
  • Android version: Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradeable to Android P
  • Colors – Black, White & Blue

The phone also features a headphone jack and FM radio, something we no longer see in flagship smartphones. There’s face recognition for those too lazy to use the fingerprint scanner. The device is codenamed Panda and it definitely packs the panda’s punch!

Price & Availability

The Nokia X5 is priced aggressively, given China is a very price sensitive market. The X5 is offered in 2 RAM and storage variations and the prices are as under:Nokia X5 stage price

32GB with 3GB RAM – RMB 999 | ~$149 USD | ₹10,200 INR

64GB with 4GB RAM – RMB 1399 | ~$208 USD | ₹14,323 INR

The 64GB version of Nokia X5 is 100 RMB pricier than the 3GB/32GB variant of Nokia X6, which sells for RMB 1299. Overall, the price is very attractive and

Suning.com is already accepting the registrations for the flash sale. And at the time of writing, 11085 persons have already signed up for the flash sale. The flash sale will take place on 19th of July at 17:35 (China time). It will be live for 10 minutes until (17:45).

For more details, refer to the official Nokia webpage (in Chinese) for Nokia X5.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco & Nokia 7 receive July security updates

Nokia Mobile’s promise to deliver regular security updates is here to stay. They have just started pushing the July security patches to the Nokia 8 Sirocco and also to the Nokia 7 which is not an Android One device.

Nokia 7 July update
Nokia 8 Sirocco July update

Both devices are receiving updates lesser than 100MB in size and offer only the Android security release. You should receive an update notification, however, if you don’t, you can always perform a manual check.

As with the latest Android, the updates do install without requiring the phone to be shut down. You will only need to restart it after everything is done. So, that is just about 2 minutes of downtime for the security release which might fix some severe bugs.

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Android P DP3 starts rolling to the Nokia 7 plus (OTA available too)

Nokia Mobile has started the rollout of Android P DP3 (beta 3) build to the Nokia 7 plus users. Nokia 7 plus is the only Nokia device participating in the Android P preview and it is good to see Nokia Mobile offering the latest builds (although they are a little slow about it).

The new build bumps the version to V3.110 from the V2.13B in the beta 2. Another good thing is that starting this time, Nokia Mobile is also offering the update via OTA. So, if you are already on DP2 (beta 2), then you can simply check for updates in the settings to receive it, hence saving yourself from downloading the package and sideloading via ADB.

Android P DP3 for Nokia 7 plus

The full package is B2N-3110-0-00WW-B03-update and can be downloaded off Nokia Developer website. You can downgrade to Oreo at any point by using the downgrade package which is also available on the Nokia Developer website.

Update: Here’s how the OTA update notification looks like.


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