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Ever since reviving the Nokia brand a year ago, HMD Global has done a great job. The sides are straight and sharp - maybe slightly too sharp - and the back has a tough plastic feel. The pro camera application will provide manual control over aperture, exposure, white balance etc. and provide real-time previews for users to see what they're getting. The front camera might be integrated with the iris scanner on the Galaxy S9. But the company' strategy of launching famous older Nokia phones such as the Nokia 3310.

HMD Global owned Nokia has finally launched its much-awaited Nokia 7 Plus smartphone in Barcelona. The smartphone has already been announced in China, and is expected to go global at the mega expo. HMD also revived the iconic Nokia 8000 series with their first classic Nokia 8110, which now comes with 4G and some other improvements. Phone pairs with 4GB RAM and internal storage of 64GB. The introduction made to all the smartphones were equally interesting and there are certainly many new features we can expect, since Nokia 3 and above will now join the Android One family.

Among other bigger launches include affordable Android Go phones, None other than Google confirmed this. On the storage front, the device offers 8GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB. The New Nokia 6, a.k.a. the Nokia 6 (2018), and the Nokia 7 Plus are a mix of both. It sports a 2.4-inch QVGA (240x320 pixels) colour display.

It is also first Snapdragon 660 powered smartphone to launch on a global scale.

The Nokia 8 has been available in polished copper, polished blue, a matt temperate blue and a steel finish. It runs Android Oreo (Go Edition) which has been optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less.

You'll also find Android One as the operating system of choice - this is basically a stock version of Oreo 8.1 with promised updates for two years and security patches for three. With minimised bezels, the phone ushers Nokia into the bezel-less display game. Motorola is expected to unveil a G6, a G6 Plus, and a G6 Play at the MWC. The battery will last for about 14 hrs.

HMD Global will be holding a Mobile World Congress 2018 presentation on Sunday, February 25 at 11 pm. You slide down the phone's front panel to answer a call. The phone has a display size of 6 inch and is Full HD+. Well, alongside having support for simple apps (Facebook will be included at launch), you can use the banana phone as a hotspot - though the legendary battery life will presumably drop considerably from the 20 days standby if you hammer this particular feature. The phone will get improved smartphone AI capabilities for image processing and voice recognition.

The phone pairs with 6GB RAM and 128 GB storage. Xiaomi a new Mi Mix 2S at the trade show. However, the company could've fitted it with a Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is the current flagship from Qualcomm.

More MWC 2018 coverage to follow.