Nokia unveils its new slate of Android smartphones starting at $85

Nokia — in its newest iteration as a licensed brand of HMD — is a long way off from its glory days, the years when it not only set the pace for innovation in the mobile phone market, but also led it as the world’s biggest handset maker. Today, the company took its latest step in rebuilding itself as it unveiled a slate of Android-powered smartphones — the Nokia 1, the Nokia 6, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco, with the cheapest of these, the Nokia 1, coming in at a mere $85 — and a new feature phone.

The new handsets come as the company said that it sold 70 million devices in 2017 across its 11 models, year one of its comeback strategy. “Being a challenger and smaller player, market share is not the most important thing for us to grasp right now,” said Pekka Rantala, EVP and CMO of HMD Global said in an interview. “But we sold more than 70 million Nokia phones in 2017 – including all models. We have high ambitions but this figure was higher for us than we…

Read Story