HMD Global hopes to win the budget phone market with six new Nokia smartphones.
HMD Global, the maker of Nokia-branded smartphones, is betting on the budget phone market as the brand continues to face stiff competition from Chinese handset makers in the mid-to-premium segment. On Thursday, the Finland-based company announced six new smartphones under new branding, a move it says will help simplify its phone lineup.
The new smartphone lineup consists of the X, G, and C series, each having two phones. The Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 offer up to 2 days of battery life, 3 years of monthly security updates, and 3 years of OS extended warranty. The G series, on the other hand, which includes the G10 and G20 devices aim to offer 3 days of battery life, 3 years of monthly security updates and 2 years of OS updates. The C series, meanwhile, is pitched as the entry-level of the market.