ESPOO, FINLAND, 12 NOVEMBER 2020 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the newest members joining its feature phone family – the Nokia 6300 4G and the Nokia 8000 4G, bringing essential features at even more affordable price points and more choice to the segment with a premium design offering – all in the popular candy bar form factor.
Drawing on the trusted heritage of its predecessor, Nokia 6300 4G offers a modern twist with the addition of WhatsApp at our lowest price point yet. For those looking for something more premium, the Nokia 8000 4G comes in an elegantly crafted glass-like design, wrapping all the fundamentals in a sophisticated package. Both phones offer streamlined 4G experiences for uninterrupted socialising and entertainment that goes everywhere you go – activate the pocket-size WiFi hotspot to share the connectivity. The classic candy bar design offers comfort with a battery life that can last for days.2 Plus, with KaiStore you have access to hundreds of apps including favourites like Facebook, YouTube and Google Maps to enhance your everyday. And, with Google Assistant1 you can easily ask questions, get directions and call your friends using just your voice.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of North America HMD Global:
“As the world is still adapting to the new normal and working flexibly, we wanted to provide an extra layer of reassurance and convenience for families to remain connected both to their work and one another. The amazingly affordable Nokia 6300 4G and beautiful Nokia 8000 4G offer choice, connectivity and style, drawing on our trusted heritage, redesigned for the modern day. Plus, both phones can easily double up as pocket-size WiFi hotspots, giving you an extra layer of confidence that you will remain connected on your other devices as well. As a company, we place a huge importance on the essential role feature phones play in the lives of so many. Our goal is to both connect those who need it the most and give our fans the opportunity to choose what phone fits their lifestyle best.”
Nokia 6300 4G Inspired by the original Nokia 6300 4G and packed with modern essentials in a classic candy bar design, the amazingly affordable new Nokia 6300 4G brings WhatsApp to our lowest price point yet. Offering streamlined connectivity thanks to 4G, the Nokia 6300 4G is perfect for those who seek access to all the essentials at a super affordable price point, giving you great experiences whether you’re on a call, watching videos on YouTube or playing your top tunes on the go. Stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues through hundreds of apps available on the app store including WhatsApp and Facebook.
Use the WiFi hotspot on your Nokia 6300 4G to share your Internet connection with friends and family or to ensure your laptop or tablet remains connected wherever your office for the day is – at home, in a café or on a train. Now you can share the fun and browse on a bigger screen when you need to.
Running on KaiOS, the Nokia 6300 4G is optimised to perform thanks to the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 210 processor making your everyday tasks smoother. Plus, with Google Assistant1 on mobile, you can give your hands a rest and get more done using just your voice. Keep in touch, manage tasks, get directions, the latest weather updates and more – just say “Ok Google” to get started. And, thanks to the durable polycarbonate shell, with Nokia 6300 4G you can truly enjoy your plans without worrying about the knocks and bumps along the way.
Nokia 8000 4G Fashioned into a premium glass-like shell with a classy metalised chrome midframe finish that completes the look, the Nokia 8000 4G comes in four gemstone-inspired colours bound to stand out from the crowd – Onyx, a classy black, Opal, a sophisticated white, royally-golden Citrine and a bright blue Topaz. Its generous 2.8” screen gives you more space and clarity for your chats and shows. The Nokia 8000 4G is designed to both shine and last in more ways than one, thanks to its durable polycarbonate finish and long-lasting battery life. This is combined with a hardwearing 3D-curved key mat that is comfortable to use and wraps at the edges for a confident grip.
Daily socialising and entertainment via popular apps like WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube is even smoother thanks to 4G – discover hundreds of other apps on KaiStore. Plus, with Google Assistant on mobile, you can get more done using just your voice, whether it’s finding new recipes, dictating messages or making phone calls, it’s all so much simpler hands-free.
Raun Forsyth, Head of Design, HMD Global: “The whole Nokia phone portfolio is connected through design. It’s something that our fans know and recognise so we pay extra attention to make sure that our heritage transpires throughout everything we do, and this has been no exception. With the Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G, we wanted to offer the same choice that you’d have with our smartphone range to our feature phone customers, so they too can express their own personal style through technology.”
Pricing and availability - The Nokia 6300 4G comes in Cyan Green, Light Charcoal and Powder White, and is available in select markets for a global average retail price of 49 EUR. Check local availability. - The Nokia 8000 4G comes in Onyx, Opal, Citrine and Topaz, and is available in select markets for a global average retail price of 79 EUR. Check local availability.
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About HMD Global Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.
HMD Global Oy is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones & tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. Google, YouTube and Google Maps are trademarks of Google LLC. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.
¹ Google Assistant is not available in certain languages and countries. Check availability at https://support.google.com/assistant.
² Battery life varies by usage.