09:59AM EST - We are live from the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, where HMD Global plans to announce new Nokia smartphones.

10:02AM EST - According to TrendForce, HMD sold about 11.5 million Nokia-branded phones last year, more than brands like Sony. Jumping from 0 to 11.5M is an achievement

10:03AM EST - Right now the head of Nokia is rewcapping 2017 for the brand

10:04AM EST - The brand introduced 11 phone models and started operations in 80 countries

10:05AM EST - Consumers love Nokia phones... again, according to HMD.

10:06AM EST - 70 million Nokia handsets shipped in 2017 - both smartphones and feature phones.

10:06AM EST - This year the company plans to expand its portfolio and go to new markets.

10:07AM EST - HMD recaps its innovations from 2017 and promises to bring something new this year.

10:09AM EST - For those feel nostalfic, Nokia will offer re-imagined 8110 later this year.

10:10AM EST - Obviously, the new Nokia 8110 4G will suport LTE. Along with Google Assistant, Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter and... Snake, of course.

10:11AM EST - The Nokia 8110 4G will ship in black and yellow and will be available in may for less than 100 EUR.

10:13AM EST - In addition to inexpensive Classics, Nokia plans to introduce the Nokia 1 smartphone for price-conscious buyers in developing countries.

10:14AM EST - The Nokia 1 is based on the Android Oreo Go Edition, so, should work smoothly.

10:15AM EST - It will be avalable in early April for $85 on select markets.

10:16AM EST - Nokia is proud that it could push the Android Oreo to high-end products already in 2017. The Nokia 3 and 2 will get it in the coming weeks.

10:17AM EST - In addition, Nokia plans to release Android One phones.

10:18AM EST - HMD is now announcing its new 2018 Nokia 6 featuring Adnroid One.

10:19AM EST - It will come in aluminum unibody, feature Zeiss optics and will be powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC.

10:20AM EST - Nokia 6 will also support wireless charging.

10:21AM EST - The new Nokia 6 will ship in early April for 279 EUR.

10:21AM EST - Now, the new high-end device...

10:23AM EST - The new Nokia 7 Plus features 18:9 6" screen and comes in aluminum unibody.

10:24AM EST - The new Nokia 7 Plus comes with a redesigned camera and comes with the Snapdragon 660 SoC.

10:25AM EST - Built-in software will include an AI-based imaging suite.

10:26AM EST - Head of Zeiss marketing on stage.

10:26AM EST - Recapping what Zeiss and Nokia have achieved over the years - from the N-series phones to PureView.

10:27AM EST - He did not announce anything new, but told us to stay tuned.

10:28AM EST - The Nokia 7 Plus will ship in April for 399 EUR.

10:29AM EST - Finally! A Nokia phone with an eye-catching design. Introducing the Nokia 8 Sirocco.

10:31AM EST - The Nokia 8 Sirocco is made of steel and glass. Comes with the same cameras as the 7 Plus.

10:31AM EST - The Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available in April at 749 EURs.

10:33AM EST - Recapping what they announced today, from cheap Nokia 1 to the design masterpiece Nokia 8 Sirocco.

10:34AM EST - HMD invited Google's VP and Play business to the stage. Google likes to work with HMD, he says.

10:35AM EST - In a bid to continue increasing sales of smartphones, Google believes that handset makers need to introduce cheaper models for emerging markets.

10:36AM EST - Android One is obviously another important initiative that enables Google to bring innovations to various devices quickly.

10:39AM EST - The Google exec seems to be excited about the new Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco and says that they will get better over time due to innovations of the OS.

10:41AM EST - So, that's it, Nokia today refreshed its higher-end phones, introduced a new Classics and a new entry-level Nokia 1 for emerging markets.

10:42AM EST - Thank you for staying with us!



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  • CityBlue - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - link

    > 10:20AM EST - Nokia 6 will also support wireless charging.

    I haven't been able to find any confirmation on the Nokia site or elsewhere that the Nokia 6 (2018) includes wireless charging, which is a shame as it would be my next phone if it did support wireless charging.

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