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Nokia launches four new Android smartphones and revives the “Matrix” phone


Nokia is continuing its strong comeback around the world with four new devices to add to its impressive Android range of smartphones that will compete at every level of the market.

And Nokia has also revived the Matrix phone – the 8110 curved slider – which was used bay Keanu Reeves in the hit film.

The four new devices – Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 Plus, the updated Nokia 6 and Nokia 1 – were all unveiled in Barcelona on the eve of Mobile World Congress.

In addition to these devices, Nokia has also announced an updated version of the “Matrix”phone – the 8110.

Nokia has always been known for its expert craftsmanship and build quality and these new devices maintain a tradition with slick designs and materials.

HMD Global, the Finnish company which brought Nokia phones home again, says it prides itself on creating devices that meet real-world needs.

“Through these new devices, you’ll see our innovative approach to engineering and our strong legacy in imaging coming to the forefront in collaboration with Zeiss,” said Juho Sarvikas, Chief product officer. HMD Global.

“And you will recognise our best in class materials led design and the distinctive finish throughout the portfolio which delivers all the reliability and durability expected of a Nokia phone.”


The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a top tier device with an elegant design and compact style.

It has a 5.5 inch display with a curved glass finish that wraps around a precision crafted stainless steel frame.


The device is just 2 mm thick at the edge with even smaller bezels so the pOLED 2K display appears to go edge to edge.

The Nokia 8 has a dual lens camera with Zeiss optics on the back panel which combines an ultra sensitive, wide angle primary camera with a secondary 13-megapixel sensor so you can capture images like a pro.

The Nokia 8 will be available in Australia in black and goes on sale in May at JB Hi-Fi.

It will be priced at $1,119.


The Nokia 7 Plus has a vivid six-inch 18:9 full high-definition display and is ideal for users who like to browse their content anywhere.

It is aimed at content creators with innovative optical hardware and imaging software to help them capture lifelike images on the move.

It has a gently curved back panel and Dual Sight rear sensors with Zeiss optics with the 12 megapixel sensor delivering in all conditions including low light while the 13-megapixel camera offers 2X optical zoom to get you closer to your subject.


The Nokia 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 mobile platform and has a 3,800mAh battery that can run for up to two days on a single charge.

The device will go on sale in May at JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman with the retail price of $749.


The original Nokia 6 was a big hit in 2017 and this new model builds on that success.

It offers a 60 per cent improvement in performance when compared to last year’s model.


The device was made with precision craftsmanship from a solid block of 6,000 series aluminium and sculpted 2.5D display.

Nokia 6 will be priced at $449 when it goes on sale in May at JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.


The Nokia 1 is aimed at people who don’t want to break the bank to pay for their new smartphone bank but yet still delivers all the features customers expect on a device including an impressive camera and a range of vibrant colours.

Running Android Oreo (Go Edition), the Nokia 1 will also be available in May for $149.

NOKIA 8110

After the success of reintroducing the quirky Nokia 3310 at last year’s Mobile World Congress, the company is at it again with a modern version of the popular 8110.

The original curved slider phone was immortalised in the film The Matrix when it was used by star Keanu Reeves.


The reloaded model is faithful to the original design and comes with Android on board so you can run all your favourite apps on the 4G device.

It too will be available in May and is expected to be priced at about $100.

* Stephen Fenech travelled to Barcelona as a guest of Samsung