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Topic # 223501 2-Oct-2017 17:00
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Nokia 8, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 available in New Zealand From tomorrow through Spark


The flagship device in the range Nokia 8 will be available from tomorrow morning, with the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 arriving in Spark stores this Friday 6 October. The Nokia 6 will follow later this month. The devices combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features with a pure Android experience.

The Nokia 8 brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including Dual-Sight video to be livestreamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. Dual-Sight simultaneously harnesses both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos. Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature Nokia OZO Audio, bringing a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video. Leading-edge 360° audio capture ensures the playback lets you truly relive the moment so your memories never fade.


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  Reply # 1876314 2-Oct-2017 19:57
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The release:

 

 

The first Nokia smartphone range on Android – comprising of the Nokia 8, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 – will be available to buy in New Zealand exclusively from Spark and Spark’s retail channel partners, according to HDM, the company that now owns the Nokia brand for smartphones.

 

The Nokia 8 will be available from 3 October, with the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 arriving in Spark stores Friday 6 October. The Nokia 6 will follow later this month. The devices combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features with a pure Android experience.

Mark Trundle, ‎Country Manager, New Zealand at HMD Global, says, “The first Nokia smartphone range is a unique addition to the New Zealand market. Nokia boasts an extensive history and sterling reputation as a brand that delivers quality, superior craftsmanship and relentless focus on the consumer experience. We have designed the new smartphones with these promises in mind. For the first time, consumers can purchase a premium smartphone at an affordable price.”

The new range of Nokia phones will be exclusively available from Spark. Clive Ormerod, General Manager Customer and Marketing for Spark says, “We are delighted to partner with HMD to bring Nokia phones to our customers. Nokia is a trusted brand that New Zealanders of all generations know and love, so we’re confident the new smartphones will prove popular as they hit Spark shelves today and in the coming weeks.”

Nokia 8, the brand’s flagship smartphone, offering world-first technology and powerful performance hits Spark stores tomorrow. The Nokia 8 brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. With performance and pure Android at its heart, as well as an advanced aluminium unibody design, the Nokia 8 represents all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.

The Nokia 8 introduces a world-first in enabling Dual-Sight video to be livestreamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. Dual-Sight simultaneously harnesses both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos. 

Nokia 8 is also the first smartphone to feature Nokia OZO Audio, bringing a fully immersive audio experience to your 4K video. Leading-edge 360° audio capture ensures the playback lets you truly relive the moment so your memories never fade. The Nokia 8 is available in polished blue and will retail at $999.

Combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with an immersive audio experience and a 5.5” full HD screen, the new Nokia 6 delivers a premium smartphone experience. The Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and is perfect for those who want a robust phone with outstanding entertainment credentials. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allows consumers to experience a deep bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos sound delivers a powerfully moving entertainment experience.

With outstanding colour reproduction, the Nokia 6 has a fully laminated display stack delivering excellent sunlight readability without compromise. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 6 strikes the perfect balance between performance and power consumption, delivering premium quality entertainment with battery life to spare. The Nokia 6 is available in two distinct colours – Matte Black and Silver – and will retail at $399.

The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the laminated 5.2” IPS HD display; with sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform, the Nokia 5 delivers excellent battery life and improved graphics performance – all in a package that perfectly balances usability with a premium quality design. With additional features including an 8MP, 84-degree wide-angle front facing camera – to squeeze even more scene into your selfie – and excellent sunlight and low light screen visibility, there are plenty of reasons to keep the Nokia 5 out of your pocket and in your hand. The Nokia 5 is available in two distinct colours – Matte Black and Silver – and will retail at $349.

This new smartphone is designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value. The Nokia 3 features a precision-machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, offering exceptional structural integrity and protection. Featuring a fully laminated 5” IPS display with no air gap and sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass, the Nokia 3 offers durability and superb clarity delivering a viewing experience that is second to none. With fewer reflections thanks to the polarised screen, the experience is crisp and clear offering unbeatable visibility even in bright sunlight. With seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. The Nokia 3 is available Matte Black and will retail at $249.

With all Nokia smartphones you will always have the latest pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia smartphone is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience. And with the latest Android comes the latest features including the latest capabilities of Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is in a pocket or bag. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Nokia have worked to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia smartphones.

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The Nokia 8 will be available 3 October from Spark and will retail at $999.
The Nokia 6 will be available 24 October from Spark and will retail at $399.
The Nokia 5 will be available 6 October from Spark and will retail at $349.
The Nokia 3 will be available 6 October from Spark and will retail at $249.

 

 





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  Reply # 1876319 2-Oct-2017 20:11
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The case design looks very much like the case on the N1 tablet.

 

I wonder how the OS updates will flow.  Will they be controlled by Spark or directly from HMD/Nokia?





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  Reply # 1876410 2-Oct-2017 22:33
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Hmmm. Having moved from Windows Phone to Android (only because I hated Windows Mobile 10) and having gotten used to Android...this might be enough to tempt me back when the time comes (which is some way off yet - I only got my A3 this year). Only thing is no FM radio frown I might have a look at one in a Spark shop after they've been released. Wonder if it will make its way to Vodafone too?




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  Reply # 1876411 2-Oct-2017 22:35
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What? I don't understand. You make it sound like these Nokia are running Windows - they're running Android. Or are you just talking about the hardware?





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  Reply # 1876414 2-Oct-2017 22:42
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What? I don't understand. You make it sound like these Nokia are running Windows - they're running Android. Or are you just talking about the hardware?

 

 

Sorry, I should have explained that better...

 

I loved my Nokia Lumia 930 and was sad when Microsoft stopped supporting it. I realised though that times change and things move on, so I learned Android and have gotten used to it. Still use my Nokia for the camera though. This Nokia 8 seems to have a good camera (I think the Zeiss thing must be the technology/hardware that appeals to me for taking photos - I'm hardly the world's best photographer) but I do like the Android OS now. So this could be tempting if it was available on Vodafone and had an FM radio.


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  Reply # 1876416 2-Oct-2017 22:47
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The lower priced ones look nice for the price. But they look a littledated with their big forehead and chin, compared to the more premium phones. The newer nokia 9, when it is released looks like it has a better screen ratio though.

 

Also are any of these models going to be locked?




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  Reply # 1876420 2-Oct-2017 22:52
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I wish the Nokia 6 had a better cpu, something like the 625 or higher.








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Wonder if it will make its way to Vodafone too?

 

 

It was announced as an exclusive Nokia/Spark tie up so I'd highly doubt it.

 

 


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  Reply # 1876471 3-Oct-2017 07:20
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Good point. I remember one of the Lumias was only available from Spark too.

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I'd like to say these new phones look great on paper, but reviews overseas seem to class them as just "ok" phones. :-/ Think I'd rather play with one a bit before forking out my cash.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1877233 4-Oct-2017 13:55
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The question is will Spark be blocking monthly updates + OS upgrades on these?

 


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  Reply # 1877245 4-Oct-2017 14:24
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Hopefully not.

 

HMD are promising Oreo by Christmas.


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I'd like to say these new phones look great on paper, but reviews overseas seem to class them as just "ok" phones. :-/ Think I'd rather play with one a bit before forking out my cash.

 

 

I haven't seen the reviews, but on past experience with some reviewers unless it's Apple, Samsung, Sony, Android, iOS etc, (take your pick of which one) all other devices don't measure up. In other words some reviews aren't worth the pixels used to create them.





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