HMD, the company that manufactures and markets the Nokia smartphones, has just raised $ 230 million.
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Usually HMD), the company that manufactures and markets the Nokia smartphones, takes advantage of the Mobile World Congress to be full of novelties. But as this event has been cancelled due to the pandemic, HMD did not finally held his press conference.
And during this year, the company has done little about it. However, Nokia smartphones have not disappeared. In a press release, HMD was even announced to have collected $ 230 million in the first round of its fundraising to strategic partners.
These investments will allow us in particular to HMD to develop its range of smartphones 5G, through partnerships with american operators.
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In addition to this, having launched its Nokia devices in Brazil, in Africa and in India, HMD plans to enhance its global presence by arriving on other countries. HMD will also strengthen its offerings of digital services, as well as its service international data roaming.
“Our business model is unique, based on a global deployment measured and strong partnerships with the best in the industry. Today, it is entering a new era thanks to the support actors in the market, among the most influential in the field of smartphones “, said Jean-François Baril, Executive Chairman and co-founder of HMD Global.
Although HMD has not a market share comparable to those of chinese manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Oppo or Vivo, its Nokia smartphones have a very good reputation. These devices are distinguished due to the speed of the updates, a version very pure Android OS, and a good quality of the photos.
Like the old Nokia phones, smartphones HMD) also have the reputation of having good durability. And in addition to smartphones, the company also manufactures low-end feature phones, including modernized versions of devices that have made the success of Nokia in the 2000s.
The first smartphone 5G of HMD is the Nokia 8.3, presented a few months ago. It is a smartphone mid-range, which is a processor Snapdragon 765G and which has four cameras on the back, including a primary sensor of 64 megapixels. Sold with 599 euros for the model 6gb/64gb, this phone is a competitor interesting for the OnePlus North.