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HMD Global unveils HMD Connect, a SIM card with global data roaming

If you frequently travel abroad, you probably know that it can sometimes be a chore to stay connected everywhere. Paying for roaming plans can quickly get pretty expensive on your average everyday carrier, not to mention there are some international destinations that it probably doesn’t cover, forcing you to buy a local SIM card when you arrive at your destination, which could get clumsy. hmd global

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HMD, which has, so far, only dedicated to selling smartphones under the Nokia banner, is now launching a new mobile-related venture–this time, they want to make sure you’re connected no matter which part of the world you’re in.

HMD Connect, which is what this service is called, is pretty much that: a data-only SIM card that can provide you with Internet access in any part of the world. HMD’s new service works in over 120 countries and can connect to a total of 600 networks, so you’re always online even when you’re on the go.

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The concept is pretty simple: you can get started with €19.95, which includes the SIM card as well as one “data package.” These data packages will provide you with coverage all across the 120 countries the service supports, but your data cap will differ. A data package will run 1 GB in “Zone 1” countries such as the US, the UK, and Germany, as well as 41 other countries. That data cap is cut in half in Zone 2 countries such as Canada, Hong Kong, and Mexico, which get 500 MB, while it halves again in Zone 3 countries such as Pakistan, Qatar, and Venezuela, which get 250 MB.

Using a data package starts on a 14-day timer, and if you run out of data in that timeframe, you’ll be able to reload it for an additional €5. The service itself doesn’t seem to be exclusive to HMD/Nokia devices either, which means that you can use it no matter which phone you have.

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has also announced three new Nokia smartphones, a new member of the Originals family in addition to its hassle-free data roaming service.

The Nokia 8.3 5G is the first 5G Nokia smartphone added to the portfolio, and is joined by the brand-new Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3, as well as the latest addition to the Originals family, the Nokia 5310. Sticking with firsts, HMD Global also enters a brand-new service category with HMD Connect global data roaming, its hassle-free service that keeps customers connected to the things that matter most.

Alongside the four new devices and brand-new roaming service, HMD Global grows its footprint announcing expansion into Brazil this year. Also, to celebrate the phone partnership with the 25th Bond movie, in cinemas in November, fans can now get their hands on an exclusive 007 branded special edition Kevlar Case for the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2.

Florian Seiche, chief executive officer, HMD Global, said, “I am incredibly proud of the innovations we have introduced that build on our unique commitment to ensuring the Nokia smartphone experience will only get better over time. Today we are kicking off a new chapter for HMD Global as we step into 5G with a truly global, future-proof smartphone. Combined with the launch of HMD Connect, we are creating a truly seamless experience in terms of connectivity.”

Nokia 8.3 5G

A truly global, future-proof 5G Nokia smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 5G is designed to support multiple and evolving 5G network deployments, with support for both standalone and non-standalone 5G combinations, which operators are rolling out around the globe. Being the first smartphone to use the Qualcomm 5G RF Front end module solution, as part of its Qualcomm  Modular Platform, the Nokia 8.3 5G condenses more than 40 different RF components into a single module, making it not only a global device but also a future-proof smartphone which is ready for the next step in 5G.

Nokia 5.3 hmd global

Featuring a number of Nokia smartphone firsts for phenomenal value, the Nokia 5.3 comes with a quad camera, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform and the signature two-day battery life. The AI-powered quad-camera helps capture the perfect shot no matter where you are, even in dim light, thanks to Night Mode. Wide-angle and macro lenses help you capture close-ups, or wide, scenic shots. And with its large 6.55-inch screen, the Nokia 5.3 helps make the most out of streaming your favourite shows and playing games all day long. The Nokia 5.3 has a durable yet stunning, Nordic-inspired design, comes with Android 10 and gives fans faster access to Google Assistant via the dedicated button.

Nokia 1.3

The Nokia 1.3 delivers modern technology and the brand-new Android 10 (Go edition) OS, at a more accessible price point than ever before. Being among the first smartphones launching with Camera Go, as well as low-light AI image fusion technology, Gallery Go and a bright HD+ edge-to-edge screen, the Nokia 1.3 lets you truly see it all whether you’re indoors or in the bright outdoors. One of the first phones to launch with Android 10 (Go edition), the Nokia 1.3 benefits from more speed, more security and millions of apps to get your day going. Plus, you will stay up to date and benefit from an experience that just keeps getting better with a device that will be ready for Android 11 (Go edition).

Nokia 5310

Reimagining the original Nokia 5310 Xpress Music, the Nokia 5310 brings with it an MP3 player and FM radio, combined with powerful, dual front-facing speakers letting you carry your favourite tunes with you on the go. The Nokia 5310 remixes classic design with a slick new feel and battery that’s built to last, keeping you connected day after day.

Pricing and availability hmd connect

  • The Nokia 8.3 5G is available in the Middle East from September and comes in Polar Night for a global average retail price of 699 USD for 8GB/128GB RAM/ROM storage option.
  • The Nokia 5.3 is available in the Middle East from April and comes in Cyan, Sand and Charcoal with the 4GB/64GB RAM/ROM configuration priced at a global average retail price of 199 USD.
  • The Nokia 1.3 is available globally starting in April and comes in Cyan, Sand and Charcoal with a global average retail price of just 99 USD.
  • The Nokia 5310 will be available in White/Red and Black/Red, starting in April 2020 at a global average retail price of 42 USD.
  • HMD Connect BETA launches now through HMDConnect.com with a Starter Kit including the SIM card, up to 1GB of roaming data, taxes and shipping at the price of 21USD. The 14-day global data roaming plan starts from 11 USD, with plan upgrades starting from 6USD.
  • The 007 branded special edition Kevlar Case is available globally at the end of March at 21 USD for the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2

 

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