HMD Global today announces two new additions to its entry-level smartphone family, the Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 2.4, a new accessories range and HMD Connect Pro offering enterprises a secure and transparent global data roaming service.
Keeping in mind these unpredictable times, Florian Seiche, Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global said, “Without doubt, this has been an eventful year for everyone, and our hearts go out to those that have been impacted by the circumstances of 2020. For us, it’s truly been a transformational year, and we’ve adapted to the changing times.”
He continues, “I am extremely excited to broaden our value-add services for enterprise with the introduction of HMD Connect Pro, offering unprecedented levels of flexibility and security. The Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 2.4 are important new updates to our core value smartphone range. I am very proud to see the truly future-proof 5G experience of our Nokia 8.3 5G reaching the hands of consumers starting from today, and excited for our partnership with No Time To Die – proving a Nokia phone really is the only gadget you’ll ever need.”
The new Nokia 2.4 comes with AI imaging, two days’ worth of battery life and a large HD+ screen. For those looking for more, the Nokia 3.4 offers an advanced triple camera with an ultra-wide lens, a serious performance upgrade and more screen real estate thanks to the punch-hole screen. The two new smartphones are entry-level marvels. With modern features and stunning design in a more accessible, Android-powered future-proof package, these phones are perfect for those seeking out affordable, long-lasting purchases.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of North America, HMD Global looks at the business practicality of this. “It’s no secret that consumers around the world have become more mindful about their spending and are opting for less expensive, more long-lasting products from brands they know and trust. That’s why we’re broadening our entry-level smartphone family offering reliable software and hardware that Nokia phone fans have come to know and love, fresh experiences and premium design that you can be proud of – at prices that are accessible.” Always inspired by their Finnish roots, their latest additions bring onboard a fresh colour palette with new earthy tones with dazzling finishes.
The Next-Gen Nokia 2.4
The next-generation Nokia 2 brings modern essentials like advanced AI imaging giving you dedicated Night Mode and Portrait Editor that lets you art direct your world with its custom shapes and blurred backgrounds – even after you’ve taken your shot; a convenient fingerprint sensor and AI face unlock, offering effortless access and added security, in a durable design that’s not only built to look good but also to last. Watch, learn and create on the large 6.5” HD+ screen and, thanks to its two-day battery life, you’re free to enjoy your favourite apps and games for longer. Plus, the Nokia 2.4 comes with our Android promise, giving you three years of monthly security updates and two years of OS updates, meaning it’s ready for Android 11 and 12.
The New Nokia 3.4
The new Nokia 3.4 offers a serious performance upgrade thanks to the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 460 Mobile Platform giving you more power to get the best out of your phone. Take your creativity to the next level with a large 6.39” HD+ screen with a punch-hole front camera and a mighty triple rear camera with an ultra-wide lens and AI imaging. The Nokia 3.4 comes with Android 10 OS and the Nokia smartphone Android promise, receiving years of security and software upgrades. All of this powered by the signature two-day battery life, and wrapped up in a premium timeless design that comes in three new vibrant, living colours, inspired by Nordic nature, delivering style with durability that’s true to its Finnish roots.
And now for the accessories
There are new Nokia-branded audio accessories, the Nokia Earbuds Lite, and a brand-new Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker with integrated microphone – the first in the portfolio – alongside new protective cases. These are all wrapped up in sustainable packaging made from 100 per cent recyclable paper, with Nokia taking their business closer to reducing the environmental impact of its business and products.
Alexander Lambeek, Global Head of Accessories underscores this by saying, “Our commitment to delivering premium experiences at accessible price points extends beyond phones. Today we’re bringing the same quality you would expect from a Nokia phone to our new range of accessories. We always listen to what our customers are after and take feedback as a key component in product development. The new accessory range has been no exception to this – people are exercising outdoors more than before, so we made sure to make our earbuds waterproof, and we made sure to keep the prices accessible.
The original Nokia Power Earbuds are being refreshed with two new colours – Polar Night, inspired by the Nokia 8.3 5G, and a fresh new colour – Mint.
Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker
The Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker is designed to be truly portable and will give you up to 4h of playtime, while the integrated microphone will make group calls on the go easier than ever. You can also pair two speakers for high-quality stereo audio output. It comes with universal Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility so you can connect to all your devices, whatever the brand.
The new accessory range also includes:
- Nokia Clear Case – for your Nokia 2.4, Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 8.3 5G – offering increased impact protection and enhanced handling. For Kenya, this will come as part of the device sales pack.
- Nokia Entertainment Flip Cover for Nokia 3.4 with vegan leather delivers a functional solution for those who want more from their phone case – overall protection, screen cover, card storage and a foldable entertainment stand.
The Nokia 8.3 5G finally goes on sale globally
Today also finally marks the worldwide sales of the highly anticipated Nokia 8.3 5G. Showcasing the commitment to security, speed and innovation by meeting the demands of the world’s toughest customers – MI6 agents – the Nokia 8.3 5G is the smartphone of choice by the newest 00 agent in the upcoming James Bond movie No Time To Die, premiering this November. Designed to support multiple and evolving 5G network deployments, it is not only a global device but also a future-proof smartphone. It will retail in Kenya at Kshs 69,000 All Nokia 8.3 5G owners will receive a free six-month trial of Google One and an additional 100GB of online storage across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos – an all-in-one membership that can be shared with up to five additional people.
Lashana Lynch, the actress who plays 00 agent Nomi in No Time To Die, said: “The world we live in now means we all have the ultimate gadget in our pockets and it’s amazing what smartphones can do nowadays. It’s exciting to be unveiling this new smartphone to celebrate the release of No Time To Die in November, and the Nokia 8.3 5G is proof that Bond gadgets are always ahead of the game.”
The Nokia 8.3 5G is available globally starting today and comes in Polar Night, priced at an average global retail price of Kshs 69,000.
And now for HMD Connect Pro for enterprises
Further diversifying their offering, HMD Global also announced HMD Connect Pro. HMD Connect Pro offers an easier way for businesses to keep their smartphones and other devices connected across the globe transparently, yet securely. This service offers centralised SIM management, giving total control and fraud prevention, with securely routed real-time usage information, live diagnostics and troubleshooting.
With over 600 networks across 160 countries, HMD Connect Pro provides full flexibility, transparent and extremely competitive billing and a simple yet robust SIM management console at rates that match your usage needs regardless of how many countries your business operates in. HMD Connect Pro will be available for enterprises and enterprise resellers from October 2020 starting with Australia, Finland, France, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, UK and US.
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