Everyone who cared, remembered the disastrous Nokia X Android smartphones of the past. They were just nasty things that never should have seen the light of day. You’d think that the company would want to bury something that crashed so hard in a dark hole and throw away the hole, but nope, they’re bringing the Nokia X name right back.
Thankfully, it looks like this time the Nokia X6 — as it is called — looks like a solid mid-range smartphone you’d wan’t to spend your money on. Nay, it looks like a really good bang-for-buck device.
About 4 years ago, the Nokia X was introduced and it was probably one of the worst Android smartphones at that time. It had a forked version of Android and it ran on mediocre hardware at a price that’s uncompetitive compared to other entry-level smartphones. Unsurprisingly, the entire Nokia X line was discontinued in less than 6 months.
The Nokia of today is completely different and they are finally making Android-powered smartphones with stock interface. Interestingly, the Finnish brand thinks now is a good time to revive the Nokia X lineup and the launch is expected to take place very soon in China. While the Nokia 7 Plus came with a 6″ 18:9 display, the new Nokia X will adopt a edge to edge screen that comes with a notch.
If you were thinking of picking up a Nokia 7 Plus today, you would be disappointed. The latest Nokia smartphone was supposed to go on sale in Malaysia today but it will be available for purchase by the end of next week.
Nokia has officially launched the brand new Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1 smartphones in Malaysia. While the former is a premium mid-ranger, the latter is Malaysia’s first Android Oreo (Go edition) entry-level smartphone.
For all you Nokia fans out there, brand new Nokia smartphones will be gracing our shores very shortly and I think you already know which ones they are.
Nokia Malaysia is now having a promotion and they are slashing the prices of its entire Android smartphone lineup. This covers their new entry-level Nokia 2 to their flagship Nokia 8 and you can enjoy savings of up to RM311.
If you’re looking for a stock Android smartphone on a budget, the Nokia 2 is now available in Malaysia. This is Nokia’s most affordable smartphone for our market which boasts a 2-day battery life from its 4,100mAh battery.
Seems that Motorola might have a retro phone coming our way pretty soon, with the possibility of there being a revival for their iconic RAZR phones.
There are many words that could be used to describe the Nokia 8, but for me, the one word that sticks out is: Disappointing. Even though I repeatedly told myself that it would never live up to the hype, it was still disheartening to see how far it missed the mark. And that made me a little angry at Nokia for what felt like a half-hearted attempt.
Still, I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they’re new to this. Maybe they just didn’t have the technical capabilities to produce the kind of flagship-grade hardware that would match their flagship’s excellent software. Then I saw the Nokia 8 Sirocco and I got even more angry because it was living proof (figuratively) that Nokia could make something exquisite — that they could make something special — but for some reason, didn’t.