Google and Qualcomm invest big in HMD Global, "the home of Nokia phones"
HMD Global announced that Qualcomm and Google had invested big in the new home of Nokia phones. The total pool of investment is $230 million and the company didn't disclose all of the investors but it does give us a good idea of how Nokia brand will develop in the future.
According to HMD Global, the fresh $230 million injection will accelerate its 5G growth by introducing more 5G-enabled phones and also help them reach more markets across the globe. And besides, with all the fuss around the US government's ban on Huawei, Google is looking to propel a new smartphone maker into the top smartphone OEMs.
With HMD Global keeping some of its staff, including its datacenter in Finland, it's clear that the European smartphone company is less likely to get in the crossfire between the US and China trade war, so it seems like a safe bet.
Nokia devices were manufactured at many places all over the world. It's previous Chennai plant which served the Indian needs is what is being used now too, albeit under different owner.
- 27 Oct 2020
I admit, HMD started off with some decent products back in 2017-18 but the scenario got changed over time.
- 10 Sep 2020
I came from Xiaomi when I got myself a Nokia 8.1. You know what? I'm not missing MIUI or Xiaomi phones at all. I don't even care about them anymore. It is so refreshingly different using a completely stock Android skin a la Pixel and knowin...
- 08 Sep 2020