HMD Global Launches New Nokia Smartphones in the Philippines


At a local event held by HMD Global Philippines a couple of days ago, three new Nokia-branded smartphones have been launched in the local market. These are the Nokia 2.2, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 8.1. All of these smartphones are powered by the latest Android 9 Pie mobile operating system and are all part of the Android One program as well which means monthly security updates and major software upgrades like the upcoming Android Q are guaranteed for the next two years.

Nokia 2.2 specs:
  • 5.17-inch HD+ display
  • 1520 x 720 resolution
  • Quad-core Mediatek Helio A22 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Supports microSD card
  • 13MP rear camera with f2.2 aperture
  • 5MP front camera
  • Android 9 Pie (Android One Edition)
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • Face Unlock
  • FM Radio
  • Tungsten Black
  • 3000mAh battery
Nokia 3.2 specs:
  • 6.2-inch HD+ Display
  • 1520 x 720 resolution
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 429 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Supports microSD card
  • 13MP rear camera with Autofocus and LED flash
  • 5MP front camera
  • Android 9 Pie (Android One Edition)
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • FM Radio
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button
  •  Fingerprint scanner
  • Black
  • 4000mAh battery
Nokia 8.1 specs:
  • 6.18-inch Full HD+ Display
  • 2280 x 1080 resolution
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor
  • Adreno 616 GPE
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • Supports microSD card
  • 12MP + 13MP dual rear camera with Dual Pixel PDAF OIS and ZEISS Optics
  • 20MP front camera with f2.0 aperture
  • Android 9 Pie (Android One Edition)
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • USB Type C
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Iron Steel
  • 18W Fast Charge
  • 3500mAh battery
All these phones will be available for purchase beginning July 19, 2019. The only catch is, each will be released via different channels. The Nokia 2.2 priced at Php5,990, will be available through all authorized retailers nationwide. The Nokia 3.2 priced at Php7,990 will be exclusively released via Shopee with Php1,000 discount voucher upon check out making the final price at just Php6,990, and the Nokia 8.1 at Php19,990 through Lazada.

The first 700 buyers of the Nokia 8.1 on Lazada will get a free Philippine Airline (PAL) travel voucher worth Php1,000 that can be used for local flights and a extra special treatment card for after sales support with VIP services. On top of that, the first 300 buyers will also be eligible for free shipping nationwide.

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