HMD Global has announced collaborations with three leading wireless providers in North America – Cricket Wireless and Verizon in the United States and Rogers in Canada.
HMD Global is also expanding its selection of Nokia smartphones on Android with the launch of two wireless provider-specific devices coming to the United States this month and another coming to Rogers subsidiary brand, chatr, in Canada very soon.
Nokia 3.1 Plus is the inaugural Nokia phone on Cricket’s 4G LTE network and Nokia 2 V is the first Nokia phone on Verizon. Nokia 3.1 Plus gives fans two-day battery life, an ergonomically placed fingerprint sensor and NFC-enable Google Pay.
Nokia 2 V provides a beautiful, Nordic design with metallic accents and delivers long-lasting entertainment with a 5.5-inch HD display, dual front-facing stereo speakers and a two-day battery life.
Florian Seiche, Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global, said:
“We are extremely excited and committed to build long-term strategic partnerships with the leading carriers in North America. Our Nokia phone promise is distinct and built on consumer insight – European design and craftsmanship, excellent quality, latest Android and purposeful innovation that enhances your everyday user experience. We want consumers in North America to love and trust their Nokia phones.”
Maurizio Angelone, Vice President Americas, HMD Global, said:”
“Just over two years ago, on a global level, we committed to delivering reliable and durable Nokia phones through purposeful, distinct design. Since then, we have reintroduced iconic devices and a range of Nokia smartphones on Android, plus established imaging, software and manufacturing partnerships with the best in the industry. Thanks to fantastic consumer response, we are now proud to be in a position where we can expand our foothold in North America by partnering with some of North America’s largest wireless providers.”
“In 2019 and beyond, we will continue to give consumers a versatile line up of Nokia phones they can use unlocked or with their preferred wireless providers. Our approach to operator relationships is not transactional—our users will see more devices at different price points launching with our prepaid and post-paid wireless prover partners and on the open market.”
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Nokia 3.1 Plus delivers great viewing experiences in its category thanks to its 5.99-inch HD+ display and 18:9 aspect ratio, squeezing in more of your favourite newsfeeds, apps and videos making it ideal for content streams and social media. With its 3500mAh battery that lasts two days between charges, the Nokia 3.1 Plus can effortlessly get you through your Netflix binges without needing a top-up.
An ergonomically placed fingerprint sensor allows you to quickly unlock your phone and authenticate where applications allow. With NFC enabled, you can also securely and conveniently authorize payments using Google Pay.
Nokia 3.1 Plus delivers fast auto focus whether it’s day or night thanks to the 13MP Phase Detection Auto Focus main camera. The rear camera also includes a 5MP sensor for rear depth sensing imaging to let you take professional studio style shots with selectable bokeh blur and allow you to adjust blur even after the image has been taken. On the front there is an 8MP camera to make your selfies stand out. With its high quality dual camera photography and AI-accelerated experiences.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 mobile platform is designed to support speedy downloads and uploads, stunning graphics and photos, and power-saving performance. The chipset also provides a boost during intensive tasks like watching videos to ensure a sustainable high performance and a consistently reliable experience.
Nokia 3.1 Plus joins the comprehensive line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android family available on Cricket Wireless.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM in Blue and it is available at Cricket Wireless retail stores and on CricketWireless.com for a suggested retail price of $159.99 from January 25, 2019.
Nokia 2 V
Serving long-lasting entertainment needs for consumers who are always on the go, Nokia 2 V comes with a two-day battery life, a large 5.5-inch HD screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers. The Nokia 2 V’s 4,000mAh battery allows for quick charging so you can get back up and running even more quickly than before. With its large HD display, you can enjoy high-definition videos on the go while the dual speakers with bespoke 3D formed stainless steel detail gives you an amazing stereo sound.
Nokia 2 V’s sleek, rounded and ergonomically designed, inherently coloured poly-carbonate back keeps your phone safe, vibrant and robust against scratches. The upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 64-bit Mobile Platform gives fans the 50% faster and smoother performance they asked for with fast switching between apps. You can capture the action wherever you are with the Nokia 2 V’s 5MP front-facing and 8MP rear camera with auto focus.
Also a member of the Android family, Nokia 2 V will come with 8GB of storage, with support for MicroSD cards up to 128GB in Blue/Silver.
Nokia 3.1 Plus will be available in Cricket Wireless stores and on CricketWireless.com from January 25, 2019 for a suggested retail price of $159.99. The Nokia 2 V will be available in Verizon stores and on VerizonWireless.com starting January 31.