In the sea of similar looking smartphones, HMD Global is taking a slightly different approach by targeting users’ nostalgia. We’ve already seen a few Nokia icons make a comeback in new avatars, and this time it is the turn of the 6310.
The Finnish company also took the wraps off its first rugged smartphone – XR20, an affordable C30, and a bunch of TWS earbuds. Read on for an in-depth look at the new announcements.
The Nokia 6310 in its new avatar looks quite similar to the original, albeit with a bigger screen and buttons. Nonetheless, it is bound to invoke some nostalgia in people from that era.
In terms of features, you get a 2.8in QVGA display, Unisoc 6513F chipset, 1,150mAh battery that can last for “weeks”, FM Radio, flashlight, 2G support, internet connectivity, and 3.5mm audio jack.
Also making it a real Nokia phone from the yore is the built-in Snake game. The phone is priced globally at €40 (approx ₹3,500).
The Nokia XR20 is being touted as a ‘life-proof’ smartphone, which is built to last a lifetime. It comes in a ruggedised casing that is MIL-STD810H, meaning it can withstand drops from 1.8 meters.
Additional protection comes in the form of IP68 water and dust resistance, and Gorilla Glass Victus on the front. On the software front, it will receive three major OS updates, and four years of monthly security updates.
Features-wise, you get a 6.67in FHD+ LCD display, Snapdragon 480 chipset, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, dual rear cameras (48MP+13MP), 8MP selfie camera, and a 4,630mAh battery with wireless charging support.
The Nokia XR20 is priced at €499 (approx ₹43,800), and while rugged, it remains to be seen if it can beat the indestructible Nokia 3310.
The Nokia C30 goes big in terms of its display and battery. You get a 6.82in near-tablet-like HD+ display, and a 6,000mAh battery that is said to last up to three days on a single charge.
Other features include an octa-core Unisoc SC9863A chipset, dual rear cameras (13MP+2MP), 5MP selfie camera, expandable 64GB storage, and 4G Support.
The Nokia C30 is priced at €99 (approx ₹8,700).
Nokia TWS earbuds
HMD also showcased a bunch of TWS earbuds that are meant to be companions for your new smartphones. These include the Nokia Clarity Earbuds and Clarity Earbuds Pro, Nokia Comfort Earbuds, Comfort Earbuds+ and Comfort Earbuds Pro, and lastly, the Micro Earbuds, Micro Earbuds Pro, and the Go Earbuds+.
The Clarity series will be available for $89 (approx ₹6,600) and $99 (approx ₹7,400) respectively, sometime in September. The Comfort series will be available for $54 (approx ₹4,000), $59 (approx ₹4,400) respectively sometime in late August. The Pro variant will cost $99 and will be available in September.
The Micro series will be available for $64 (approx ₹4,800) and $69 (approx ₹5,200) respectively, sometime in September. Lastly, the Go Earbuds+ will be available for $34 (approx ₹2,600) in late August.