Nokia C, G and X-series smartphones to feature Spotify out of the box in global partnership offering unrivalled audio entertainment

Nokia C, G and X-series smartphones to feature Spotify out of the box in global partnership offering unrivalled audio entertainment

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces its largest U.S. expansion since launching in the market more than four years ago.

ESPOO, FINLAND, 27TH JULY, 2021

ESPOO, FINLAND, 27TH JULY 2021 – Today, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces that it is partnering with Spotify – the world’s most popular audio streaming service. Now, Spotify Free will be available to people from the start of their Nokia smartphone experience with access to 70 million tracks and 2.6 million podcasts¹.

“We want to give Nokia phone users a smooth experience, so they have access to endless audio as soon as they set up their device. Spotify is the most popular audio app on the Google Play Store worldwide², and with our global fan-base, it makes sense to give Nokia smartphones users easy access to the music and podcasts which they love.”
Stephen Taylor, CMO from HMD Global said:
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Phone storage is invaluable, which is why Spotify Lite will be available on Nokia smartphones operating on Android™ (Go edition)³; Spotify Lite offers a small, fast, and simplified version, but with a few extra features allowing it take up less memory, and even set a data limit⁴. This means that Nokia smartphones users can spend less time worrying about data and their phone’s capacity, and more time to keep on enjoying their favourite audio escapes.

“Spotify is committed to bringing a smooth listening experience to users – no matter where they are and how they choose to listen. Pairing Spotify and Spotify Lite with Nokia Phones means that even more users around the world can be part of the Spotify experience.”
Fergal Walker, Director Freemium Partnerships at Spotify says:
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With a new track uploaded to Spotify every second⁵; Nokia smartphone owners will have access to an array of audio content straight out of the box at just the tap of a screen. Well trusted globally, Spotify recently launched in 80+ new countries, taking its availability to 178 markets worldwide, and Spotify Lite being available in 77 of them. Spotify will be available from the outset on Nokia G-series and X-series devices running the latest from Android, starting with the Nokia XR20. Spotify Lite will be available on Nokia C-series handsets using the optimised Android (Go edition) operating system. For further information, please contact HMD Global press office: press@hmdglobal.com

About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy (“HMD”) is the home of Nokia phones. HMD’s mission is providing accessible connectivity for everyone. HMD designs and markets a range of Nokia smartphones and Nokia feature phones and an expanding portfolio of innovative HMD service offerings. With an ongoing commitment to security, durability, reliability, and quality across its range, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets.

Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. All specifications, features and other product information provided are subject to change without notice. Variations on offering may apply. Check local availability.

About Spotify

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasts. Discover, manage, and share over 70 million tracks, including more than 2.6 million podcast titles, for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features for music including improved sound quality and an on-demand, offline, and ad-free listening experience. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 356 million users, including 158 million Spotify Premium subscribers, across 178 markets.

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¹ https://newsroom.spotify.com/company-info/

² https://www.statista.com/statistics/691256/leading-google-play-music-worldwide-downloads/

³ Spotify Lite is available on 1GB RAM supported Android (Go edition) Nokia smartphones; 2G RAM supported Android (Go edition) Nokia smartphones can access full Spotify

https://newsroom.spotify.com/2019-07-09/introducing-spotify-lite/

https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/over-60000-tracks-are-now-uploaded-to-spotify-daily-thats-nearly-one-per-second/

⁶ Spotify Lite is available on 1GB RAM supported Android (Go edition) Nokia smartphones; 2G RAM supported Android (Go edition) Nokia smartphones can access full Spotify