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Nokia 3310 is back with a series of Nokia Android smartphones at WMC 2017

I can’t wait to experience the iconic Nokia 3310 again after so long *gets emotional*. That snake game was addictive and it is back with a bang. HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today unveiled a new generation of Nokia smartphones, setting a new standard in design, quality and user experience throughout the range. The highly anticipated global portfolio features three new smartphones;

  • Nokia 6, delivering performance and immersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design; 
  • Nokia 5, an elegant smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand; and 
  • Nokia 3, which delivers an unprecedented quality at an affordable price point.

    The new range of Nokia smartphones all run Android™ Nougat and offer a pure, secure and up to date experience. The Nokia smartphone range will all feature Google Assistant, a first outside of Google branded devices.  Today also sees the return of a modern classic – the iconic Nokia 3310, reborn with a modern twist on design. 

    It was also announced that the world-renowned game Snake will be snaking its way back into people’s hearts with a new version available to play on Messenger, part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross platform experience. The new free Snake game is designed to be played with groups of friends making it even more playable than the first time around.  


    World Mobile Congress 2017 Nokia Announcements:

    Nokia 6 is going global – combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with immersive audio and an impressive bright and colourful 5.5” full HD screen, the Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deeper bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® delivers an engaging entertainment experience. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper. The Nokia 6 will retail at an average global retail price of €229.

    Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition – celebrating the worldwide Nokia 6 portfolio is the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition. With 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, this special edition combines the best features of the Nokia 6 family in a stunning black high gloss package and will retail at an average global retail price of €299.

    Nokia 5 – a sleek and compact smartphone that nestles in your hand. The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5.2” IPS HD display. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship to everyone. Available in four colours Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper. The Nokia 5 will retail at an average global retail price of €189.

    Nokia 3 – a stunning new smartphone designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value.  With a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, a sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5” display and seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White – the Nokia 3 will retail at an average global retail price of €139. 

    The big Reveal:

    Nokia 3310- a modern classic reborn. Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 is a head turning modern twist on one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by, the Nokia 3310’s fresh, colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date. The Nokia 3310 is available in four distinctive colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49. 

    Accessories – also introduced was a portfolio of Nokia Accessories that follows iconic design philosophy. As perfect companions to these smartphones, the full Nokia Accessories portfolio includes a range of headsets, portable and Bluetooth speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectors

    Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global, said: 

    “Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades. In the short time since HMD was launched into the market, the positive reception we’ve had has been overwhelming; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter. Today’s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and for us they will always come first. Our efforts in bringing together world class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners sees us proudly unveiling our first global portfolio of smartphones with a Nokia soul, delivering the very best experience to everyone.”

    Florian Seiche, President of HMD Global, said:

    “Strategic and meaningful partnerships are essential to our success, both for the products and manufacturing. Equally we are committed to building the right kind of partnerships at a market level so we can reach and service all of our fans. The encouragement, support and excitement we have felt from the operators and retailers we’ve met globally so far has been humbling. The excitement and anticipation for our first global family of smartphones has been tremendous, and we’re delighted to offer fans the ability to register their interest for the new range at nokia.com/phones.”

    Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer of HMD Global, said: 

    “Consumers today are seeking relationships with brands that they can trust. The Nokia brand has over 150 years of heritage giving it an authentic, differentiating experience which we are proud to introduce to a new generation of fans.  Our new Android Nokia smartphone portfolio, together with the return of the iconic Nokia 3310, is a real statement of our ambition and commitment to honouring the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience.”

    Brad Rodrigues, interim President of Nokia Technologies, said:

    “What HMD has created is remarkable. We’re excited to see the launch of a new family of smartphones, built to the standards that Nokia is known for. We believe that their strong design and quality will appeal to Nokia fans around the world, and the return of the Nokia 3310 has us smiling too!” 

    Enrico Salvatori, SVP and President, Qualcomm EMEA said: 

    We are pleased to have collaborated with HMD on the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 and look forward to working closely with them on future devices. The Nokia brand has a rich heritage in advancing mobile technology and to see new Nokia smartphones on sale is a welcome sight.  Both devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform which offers a rich feature set for smartphones: integrated X6 LTE, cutting-edge camera technology with dual-Image signal processors, next-generation Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU all means Snapdragon 430 supports fast downloads and uploads, stunning graphics and photos with battery life to spare.”

    The new portfolio of Nokia smartphones and feature phones is on display at Mobile World Congress.  Local availability will be announced in markets in Q2 2017. To get hands-on with the full range of Nokia phones, visit HMD at the Nokia stand (Hall 3, stand 3A). 

    Register on nokia.com/phones for more information.

    PS: All phones launched will be available in single SIM and dual SIM variants.
    These are global average estimated retail prices and local prices will vary depending on duties, taxes and currency exchange rates.
    All products will be available in Q2, 2017 in APAC, India, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

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    Infinix NOTE 2 LTE Smartphone if you #NeedMorePower

    Infinix Mobility the No.1 online smartphone brand in Africa announced its latest NOTE series product, the brand new Infinix NOTE 2 LTE in a star studded launch event at Movenpick Hotel recently in Karachi.

    “Customers response toward Infinix HOT NOTE had been so positive, with Infinix NOTE 2 we want to raise the bar and offer better product. Infinix Mobility is offering new dimensions and new features that will simplify your daily use”,

    said Benjamin Jiang Infinix Mobility’s CEO.

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    Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives and are far more than just a means to make a call. It is important that your smartphone has a strong battery life for you to be able to enjoy all its’ features uninterrupted. Talking about battery; NOTE 2 LTE is built with a 4040 mAh Li-polymer battery.  The large battery is made to last for 2 days. With a 4040 mAh battery, it allows for 80% more daily tasks and productivity. Up to 30 hours talk time, 12 hours of video viewing, 45 hours of music listening and 10 hours of Internet experience.

    Practical, smart and fun smart gestures feature allow controlling display by designing letters as short cut to access your smartphone functions. Double tap to lock/unlock your screen, design a “C” to access camera and an “M” to access your playlist.

    Infinix Mobility chooses MT6753 Mediatek chipset to empower NOTE 2 LTE. The electronic component is based on ARM® Cortex®-A53 64-bit octa-core processor 1.3 GHz. The MT6753 support high performance wireless networks including 4G LTE.

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    NOTE 2 LTE’s predecessor was released with 2GB RAM. The large RAM facilitates multi tasking experience; it is up to 30 Apps that can be opened and smoothly used without any system crash.

    With fast charging technology, Infinix NOTE 2 LTE will definitely simplify and improve users’ life. While Infinix HOT NOTE provides a 20 min charging time for 7 hours performance, NOTE 2 improved fast charging feature by 50% offering a 15 min fast charge for 8 hours with a 4.5A current.

    “At Infinix Mobility, Our software department hardly works to get users feedbacks to deliver tailored smart phones. Our goal is to bring customizable services and features to our loyal users.”

    Said JACKIE PENG Infinix Mobility’s Country Manager.

    NOTE 2 LTE users can directly leave their suggestions through “User feedback” application. In addition, Infinix Mobility has developed a cloud service called “X Contacts”. It is now possible to back up your personal contact to the cloud and always stay in touch with your family, friends and network whatever happens to your device. It is safe, friendly and free.

    Infinix NOTE 2  LTE specifications
    Network: 2G GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 – 3G WCDMA: 900/2100 -4G FDD:B1/B3/B5/B8/B20
    – Dual sim
    Processor: CPU; 1.3GHz Octa-core, 64bit, MT6753 – GPU; ARM Mali-T720 MP3 450MHz builds in CPU
    Display:  5.98“ inch HD (720 X1280)
    OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
    Camera:  rear facing; 13 Mega pixel 5P lens f/2.0 with Flash LED – front facing; 2 Mega pixel 3P lens f/2.2
    Memory: 16 GB ROM + 2 GB RAM– support SD card up to 32GB
    Dimension: 159.5 X 82.5 X 9.3 mm– 194g
    Battery: 4040 mAh Li-polymer built-in – 4.5X fast charging
    Additional features: smart gestures – ultra power saving mode
    Retail Price: 16,999 PKR

    The most advanced NOTE series product ever, is available exclusively on DARAZ.PK for now.

    #LenovoVIBEP1m – Lenovo launches its most ‘Unstoppable’ smartphone

    Lenovo, the largest PC Company in the world, has released its latest addition to their already gargantuan mobile portfolio with the anticipated launch of the #LenovoVIBEP1m Smartphone in Pakistan.

    The Lenovo VIBE P1m Smartphone is a premium piece of innovation and technology that is set to hail for its customers, an affordable, yet big-battery alternative to its counterparts available in the market today.

    The specs of the new Smartphone are leagues ahead when compared with both, within Lenovo’s current roster of electronics and their competitors.

    Massive battery matched by innovative power-related functions

    One of the highest capacities for its class – 4,000mAh for the 5” P1m.
    Physical power saver switch instantly extends battery life by powering down, while providing clock, phone, SMS, communications apps and Wi-Fi functions.

    The VIBE P1m has a quick charge function that allows users a quick power boost when in a hurry
    OTG charging takes advantage of battery to charge other USB-connected devices.

    Invisible shield, leveraging advanced nano-coating technology

    Liquid-repellant nano coating for peace of mind, thanks to the added protection against accidental splashes and spills.
    Invisible and unobtrusive coating with negligible impact on the handling and feel of the phone.

    Android™ 5.1, Lollipop
    Includes a host of new features, a visual overhaul and numerous under-the-hood improvements to make if faster, more efficient and lighter on your battery.

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    Additional Features:

    Coupled with the phones big battery, the OTG cable (included in-box) allows you to charge other devices when needed. The rear camera boasts a 8 MP camera with the front facing one being able to take amazing 5 MPs of detailed photos, making sure your Smartphone photography essentials are in place.

    Its internal specs include the built-in 5.0 HD screen makes watching movies or playing games all the more enjoyable a 1GHz 64-bit quad-core processor – brilliant for multimedia and multitasking. With a 2GB RAM, those Lenovo users, who prioritise storage the most – they would be delighted to learn that the phone possesses a 16GB internal memory which you can raise up to 32GB via micro SD card, making the expandable storage huge! – giving you lots of space for your photos, videos and music to take with you everywhere.

    The Vibe P1m also comes with Dual Sim support with 4G LTE which enables the user to carry two numbers in the same device, or enjoy a separate data plan to save money.

    And as the newest member of the Lenovo Smartphone family, the Vibe P1m is fully compatible with all existing Lenovo Applications including SHAREit, SYNCit and CLONEit & backup so that You can do more with your device.

    For those among you who are more aesthetically inclined, the Lenovo VIBE P1m, is available in two dynamic, signature colors – Onyx Black and Pearl White.

    At A Glance:

    MediaTek MT6735P 1.0GHz 64-bit Quad-Core processor
    5.0” HD (1280×720) IPS display
    4000mAh battery w/ quick charge and power saving functions
    OTG charging support
    Splash-proof nano coating by P2i
    8MP auto-focus rear camera w/ LED flash
    5MP fixed-focus selfie camera
    2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage
    Up to 32GB microSD expandable storage
    LTE (4G) 150Mbps (DL) / 50Mbps (UL) data speeds
    Dual Micro SIM
    Android™ 5.1, Lollipop with VIBE UI

    Lenovo wholeheartedly believes that ‘Simpler is better’, and customers who invest with them deserve that their products should last for years. The price of this innovation should not fall heavy on the peoples’ pockets, and they should not have to pay again and again to use the same features available – a staple sales tactic of many contemporaries today.

    Commenting on the debut of Lenovo smartphones in Pakistan, Mr. Arif Shafique, Country Manager for Lenovo in Pakistan, said,

    “Pakistan has become a very competitive and important market in the smartphone landscape. With the recent expansion into 3G and 4G networks, and the development of the existing network infrastructure, there is a natural consumer need for smartphones. Our avid customer base had been anxiously awaiting the launch of the VIBE P1m and we are proud to state, that the time has finally come!”

    Ms. Shahneela Ahmed, the Marketing Manager for Lenovo in Pakistan is of the opinion that,

    “The VIBE P1m is primarily targeted at smartphone buyers who need a battery to last all day long and more, they need a full host of smartphone features to keep up with a busy life. The ‘Unstoppable’ Lenovo VIBE P1m truly delivers.”

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