HMD Global has launched its Nokia 8 flagship smartphone in India. There is sizable volume in this segment, roughly 10 million devices monthly.
Of late 4G feature phone has become a buzz word in the Indian mobile phone space, especially after Reliance Jio announced its 4G feature phone that looks like a feature phone but can perform nearly all the tasks of an entry or mid-level smartphone. "Nokia has traditionally been strong here, and there is huge opportunity".
Answering to a question if Nokia would enter that space Ajey said feature phones are a critical part of our business and "4g feature phones are a critical part of our strategy". It's a 3G only phone with WiFi and other methods to access internet. HMD is listed by Google as one of the partners that will bring new Android smartphones with zero-touch update experience. If HMD keeps its promise, the Nokia 3 could become the cheapest smartphone to run Android 8.0 Oreo, thus making it even more popular among Android fans.
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Today, we are able to get a better idea on this after reports revealed that the US-version of the Nokia 8 has gotten FCC certification.
It is interesting to see how HMD Global leads the newly acquired, once great company to greatness again. Nokia 2 and Nokia 9 are two of the upcoming Nokia Android phones which have featured in lots of recent leaks. Let us know in the comments down below!