Nokia Reveals New Smartphones Ahead of James Bond’s No Time To Die Release

Finnish smartphone manufacturer, Nokia introduced three new smartphones to its line-up of modern phones ahead of James Bond’s ‘No Time To Die’ release on November 11.

The firm owned by HMD Global held a virtual press conference to unveil the three new smartphones on Monday September 22. They cover the high-end, midrange and entry level price range appealing to a wide variety of customers.

Their high-end, standout phone is the ‘Nokia 8.3 5G’ which accompanies sharp cameras and a high-powered processor from American manufacturer, Qualcomm. The Nokia 8.3 is targeted to appeal to digital content creators such as photographers and videographers.

New Nokia Smartphones: Nokia 3.4, Nokia 2.4 and Nokia 8.3 5G respectively. /SWITCH TV KENYA

Launched at the set of an upcoming action movie, ‘James Bond: No Time To Die’ Nokia really had a point to prove with their new smartphone. The phone was used to take still photos that are part of the movie’s promotion campaign.

Speaking in the unveiling, HMD Global CEO, Florian Seiche described the phone as perfect for social media vloggers.

“The Nokia 8.3 5G has the ability to capture cinematic style videos and photography, which is perfect of the social media savvy creatives,” revealed Florian.

The HMD Global CEO claimed that since people are increasingly working remotely, Nokia needed to tailor their products to help serve that purpose and make it even more convenient.

The Nokia 8.3 5G is equipped with four cameras, a 64MP (megapixel) main camera, a 12MP and two of 2mp cameras, with a 24MP selfie camera. According to the unveiling ceremony, the cameras can record up to 4K video quality hence the ‘cinema style’ claim by the Finnish Company.

Actress Lashana Lynch as 00 agent Nomi showcasing the new Nokia smartphone ahead of ‘No Time To Die’ release. /TWITTER

The phone is equipped with a ‘Snapdragon 765’ processor, which is one of Qualcomm’s mid-upper range processors. In terms of cost the phone is expected to start at around Ksh63,000 for the basic one with 64GB of internal memory.

The other two phones are a midrange and an entry level smartphone targeted at the younger crowd and new smartphone users. The midrange Nokia 3.4 and the entry level Nokia 2.4 are expected to cost around Ksh20,000 and Ksh16,000 respectively.

While having no features that standout from competitors, Florian presented the two phones as a “simple yet practical tool for the regular smartphone user.” Eager customers will however have to wait for the phones to arrive into the African market within a month or so.

The new smartphones announce Nokia’s intent to take on Android giants Samsung head on, with the company releasing the Fan Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S20 on September 23.

The Galaxy A series however has been Samsung’s most profitable weapon, from the popular Galaxy A21s for budget users to the Galaxy A71 for mid range fans.

Watch the promo video for the new Nokia smartphones ahead of the release of ‘No Time To Die’ on November 11:


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