Every year, the MWC brings us new technologies that could shape the coming smartphones. These innovations give us a glimpse into the future of technology, how we interact with it and a lot more. One of the star of the show, this time around is Nokia. They announced their flagship phone- the Nokia 9, which was the highlight of the show. Here's a look at everything the company announced at MWC 2019.
Though the Nokia 9 was the star of the show for the company, they actually launched four other phones, making a total 5 phones. Nokia launched the Nokia 1 Plus, the Nokia 3.2, the Nokia 210 and the Nokia 4.2 apart from the Nokia 9 Pure View.
This phone comes in as the successor to last year's Nokia 1, which was a budget smartphone. This time, the phone has been upgraded and revamped to compete with similar phones in 2019.
The Nokia 1 Plus comes with a 5.45-inch display and a 1GB RAM paired with 8GB internal storage. The phone will run on Android 9.0 Pie, which is great to see considering it is a budget phone. Additionally, it will come with a single camera at the back which is an 8-megapixel sensor and the front camera is a 5-megapixel sensor. It will be powered by a 2,500mAH battery which is small, but considering the specs of the phone, it should suffice.
For a budget phone, this phone should perform well considering it comes with Android Pie and the upgraded battery. The best part about the phone is that it will run the classic Snake game that we all grew up playing.
The Nokia 3.2 is priced just a bit over the Nokia 1 Plus and it still manages to sport a flagship like waterdrop notch up top. It is the successor to the 2018 Nokia 3.1 smartphone which hit the sweet spot with many consumers.
The phone also has a rather large 6.26-inch display and will come in two variants. Both the models will run on a Snapdragon 429 chipset while the RAM will be either 2GB or 3GB. As for internal storage, you can choose either the 16GB variant or the 32GB variant. As for camera, the phone will come with a single rear and front camera. The rear camera has a 13-megapixel sensor while the front facing camera has an 8-megapixel sensor.
The battery is where this phone shines to the fullest. It has a 4,000mAH battery and considering the specifications, it should take you a long time to get the phone out of juice. As for features, it has a dedicated Google Assistant button and a notification LED that is something missing from many flagship phones off late.
The Nokia 210 is a phone that brings back the memories of the past. Its got a 2.4-inch display with an alpha-numeric keypad and just 16MB of internal storage. You can expand the storage using a microSD card, but 16MB is a little too less even for a phone that reminisces the past.
Apart from that, it has a 1,020mAH battery and the Symbian S30+ OS with Opera pre-loaded as the browser of choice. At least you can browse the web on this phone. The phone is going to be very reasonably priced and you could use it as a backup phone.
The Nokia 4.2 is perhaps one of the more premium budget smartphones you can get. The phone sports a 5.71-inch display and rather similar specifications to the Nokia 3.2. Where the phone differs from the Nokia 3.2 is in the processor. It packs a more powerful Snapdragon 439 chipset along with 3GB/2GB RAM variants.
Additionally, the phone also takes a departure from the single rear cameras and sports a dual rear camera set up. The primary lens is a 13-megapixel sensor with a secondary 2-megapixel sensor for depth sensing capabilities. Up front, the phone will sport an 8-megapixel sensor. Where the phone lacks is in the battery. It sports only a 3,000mAH battery which may not be enough to last even a day.
The Nokia 9 Pureview is the company's flagship this year around. What sets it apart from the competition is the penta rear camera setup that it sports. Apart from that, it features a 5.99-inch notchless display and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It also sports flagship grade specifications such as a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The phone is perhaps most recognizable from the back due to the unique camera layout design. Each of the five cameras have a different feature and are used when clicking a picture. Of the 5 cameras, two of them are RGB cameras that capture vivid colours while the other three are monochrome cameras that capture even the most minute details of a shot. Interestingly enough, the company has managed to put the five cameras without having to put a bump for the cameras. This gives the phone a more premium feel.
The phone is upgraded to compete with LG, Samsung, Xiaomi and other flagship phones.
Nokia's MWC presence has been rather ambitious this time around. With their budget smartphones, they aim to target a larger audience and with the Nokia 9 Pure View, the goal is to bring about a revolution in the smartphone camera industry.