Global smartphone sales growth will slow down in 2018 — TrendForce

15 February, 2018, 02:16 | Author: Shannon Newton
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The word from a NokiaPowerUser report citing retail sources is that the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 1 and Nokia 9 (Nokia 8 Sirocco) smartphones will be launched in India starting from April. Given the subtle changes the newer Android 8.1 Oreo brings to version 8.0, it was never a doubt that the HMD flagship phone would exit the beta program much quicker. The device later received Android 8.0 Oreo update as well.

The Android 8.1 Oreo release for the Nokia 8 was confirmed by HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Twitter.

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Talking about the upcoming phones, the Nokia 1 is likely to be an entry-level smartphone and add to the series with Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and others already available in the market. The company has also been consistent in terms of releasing latest Android updates and monthly security updates for their smartphones. Still, Nokia 8 users should be pleased the company is keeping its promise of providing timely Android updates. Android 8.0 Oreo doesn't look that great as well as it accounts for only 0.8 per cent of all active devices.

Launched in September previous year with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the Nokia 8 received an update to Android 8.0 in November. It is powered by Snapdragon 630 chipset, backed with 3GB of RAM and a 3000mAh battery fuels the device. The software isn't as powerful but one thing is for sure, its battery can last longer up to two days max. Up front you get a 13-megapixel sensor and the phone supports Dual-Sight, a feature that lets you use both the rear and front cameras simultaneously to take stills/record videos.

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These sales have propelled Nokia to owning 15% of the feature phone market and 1% share of the smartphone scene; combined, this gives HMD Global and Nokia a 5% share of the total smartphone market, Counterpoint says, which definitely spells good news for the company.

As of now, there is no detailed information about the Nokia 1.

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