MWC 2019: Nokia Annual Press Conference at Mobile World Congress (3pm UTC)

09:58AM EST – We are at HMD Global’s annual press conference at Mobile World Congress where the company shares information about its success in the past year and introduces new flagship models. Today we expect the company to launch its new flagship model, the Nokia 9, with a never-before-seen camera.

10:03AM EST – Like all press events from Nokia, this one starts with the Nokia Tune.

10:05AM EST – CEO of Nokia kicks off the press conference. First and foremost, he thanks Nokia fans and HMD’s staff for a strong 2018

10:05AM EST – CEO of Nokia kicks off the press conference. First and foremost, he thanks Nokia fans and HMD’s staff for a strong 2018

10:08AM EST – Nokia tripled its smartphone sales in 2018 vs 2017

10:09AM EST – The head of Nokia thanks fans and the HMD staff for this success

10:10AM EST – He mentions that Nokia innovates not only in the high end category, but also in the mainstream.

10:10AM EST – He mentions that Nokia innovates not only in the high end category, but also in the mainstream.

10:12AM EST – One important thing about the Nokia phones, he recalls, is that all of the company’s phones receive Android updates at a very fast pace, ahead of other brands.

10:14AM EST – Nokia stresses that with constant updates its phones keep getting better over time.

10:15AM EST – Chief product officer is on stage, now we are talking products.

10:16AM EST – He recalls the 2018 lineup first – from bottom to top. Nokia for Everyone!

10:16AM EST – Nokia has product announcements across all categories. They are starting with feature phones

10:18AM EST – Nokia 2.10. HMD’s most affordable Internet connected phone today

10:19AM EST – It takes pictures, plays Snake, browses the Internet, and does other essential operations.

10:19AM EST – It is set to cost $35

10:20AM EST – Moving on to Nokia 1.

10:22AM EST – Nokia 1 Plus is bigger, has more storage, longer battery life, etc.

10:23AM EST – It has a 5.45-inch display, 8MP main camera, improved imaging software. Of course, Android 9 Pie Go Edition

10:24AM EST – Set to be available in three colors at $99.

10:25AM EST – Time to talk about mass market smartphones.

10:25AM EST – Nokia 4, to be more precise

10:26AM EST – The Nokia 4.2 comes a large display with a small notch, a dual camera, the Snapdragon 439.

10:28AM EST – Moving a bit down the ladder. The new Nokia 3.

10:30AM EST – Nokia 3.2. An essential smartphone with a large display, Snapdragon 429, high-capacity battery, a dedicated Google Assistant button.

10:35AM EST – Both Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2 will feature face unlock capability.

10:36AM EST – Obviously, imaging software and hardware is migrating to mass market devices. Both phones will feature depth sensor for bbokeh effect and other capabbilities

10:37AM EST – Nokia 3 starts at $139, whereas Nokia 4 will cost $169.

10:37AM EST – Finally! The Nokia 9 PureView!

10:39AM EST – Five 12 MP cameras (two RGB and two B&W sensors), controlled by a special ASIC.

10:40AM EST – To process images captured by the sensors, Nokia uses a custom ASIC developed by Light, Qualcomm CPU cores, Qualcomm DSP, and Qualcomm ISP.

10:42AM EST – Obviously, the camera also supports a 12MP depth map

10:44AM EST – New software supports 10 second exposure.

10:45AM EST – A professional photographer praises the Nokia 9

10:46AM EST – The Nokia 9 also supports samsung 64gb memory card price capturing RAW files and process them using a pre-installed Adobe Lightroom app.

10:48AM EST – The phone has an aluminum chassis with Gorilla Glass 5 on two sides.

10:50AM EST – Set to be available in late March, the Nokia 9 PureView will cost 699 dollars.

10:50AM EST – That’s it, time for some hands on!

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