Nokia at MWC 2018: Nokia 1, New Nokia 6 and more
After stealing the show at MWC 2017 with its rebirth, and of course the Nokia 3310, the Finnish brand once again has unveiled a load of new devices in Barcelona this year at MWC 2018. There’s the Nokia 7+, the Nokia 8 Sirocco and the remake of the 8110.
Like the 3310 from last year, the 8110 is a feature phone with ambitions of tapping into people’s nostalgia. It’s not trying to get people to switch from a smartphone, instead looking to act as a secondary device.
You can read all about the Nokia 8110 in our full first look, but here’s a short version: It looks a lot like a banana, still features a slide-out cover to protect the keyboard and actually ships with 4G support. It can be used as a hotspot to connect other devices and Nokia claims its battery life will last 20 days. It’ll ship for around 79 euros in May.
But Nokia has more up its sleeve than just the 8110.
Nokia 6 (2018) first look
First released last year, the 6 sat at the top of HMD’s Nokia line until the Nokia 8 came to be. It was an ok device, but one that lacked power.
Thankfully Nokia seems to have taken that criticism onboard and has quickly updated the Nokia 6 for 2018. The biggest change is the new processor, which is now a Snapdragon 660. Nokia claimed this will give you an 80% performance boost.
The fingerprint scanner has been pushed to the back and whole design feels a bit classier with diamond cut edges and some nice colour options.
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Zeiss has now helped with the camera, though we didn’t have much opportunity to see what exactly was new, and USB-C is now the port of choice on the bottom.
The New Nokia 6 will also use Android One as its operating system of choice – giving you guarantee updates and security patches. You’ll be able to pick up in April for 279 euros.
Nokia 1 first look
Sitting at the bottom of Nokia’s smartphone range is the Nokia 1. This is a basic device that’ll cost around 85 euros when it’s released in April. It’s cheap, but there are some good features like an IPS display, 4G support and you can swap the covers to alter the look of the back.
It runs a basic version of Android called Go which minimises application size to get the most from the 512MB RAM. A micro USB port sits on the bottom for charging and there’s 8GB storage along with a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel selfie one. It’s basic stuff, but that’s the point.
HMD and the Nokia brand had a big year in 2017 and with the amount of devices it’s launching at MWC 2017 it’s looking like it’ll the same this time around. Stay tuned to Trusted Reviews for reviews of all the devices above.