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Nokia 6.2 arrives in India

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NEW DELHI: HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has launched Nokia 6.2, the first 6 series smartphone to a triple rear camera setup at the back, and a rear fingerprint scanner as well.

Nokia 6.2 brings always-on HDR to a new smartphone segment, featuring PureDisplay technology powered by a dedicated visual processor that delivers up to one billion shades of colour.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global:“With the Nokia 6.2 we wanted to reimagine the features we can offer on our popular 6 series smartphones. As such, Nokia 6.2 comes with two exciting firsts: a breath-taking and immersive PureDisplay screen and a powerful AI-powered triple camera. With Nokia 6.2 we’re making sure you get a premium device, that doesn’t compromise on looks or performance. With its impressive one billion colour shades, the PureDisplay screen on the Nokia 6.2 lets fans enjoy their favourite movies or shows on the go like never before. Coming with a feature-packed triple camera, fans can set their creative side loose when they feel like it.”

Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Region Head, Asia Pacific & India, HMD Global:“Consumers in India have loved our 6 series smartphones and I’m really excited to bring the new Nokia 6.2 to the country. This is our second offering around the festive season in India after the Nokia 7.2 which has received a very encouraging response from fans for its stunning design and imaging capabilities. I’m keenly looking forward to fans laying their hands on the Nokia 6.2 – a beautifully crafted smartphone that’s terrific for entertainment-on-the-go with its PureDisplay, given so much entertainment is consumed on the smartphone, and great for taking images with its triple camera set-up. With the promise of an experience that just keeps getting better, I’m sure consumers will love this smartphone. I’ll encourage consumers to go check it out at a retail store nearby or online.”

As part of the Android One partnership, Nokia 6.2 is Android 10 ready and will receive guaranteed monthly security updates for three years and OS updates for two years with Android 9 Pie.

The Nokia 6.2 comes with a dedicated Google Assistant[iii] Button that you can press to quickly access your favourite assistant. You can also enjoy the Google Assistant’s new Ambient Mode[iv], which provides an always-on-display when your device is charging. This allows you to view upcoming calendar entries, commute times and other contextual information without needing to pick up your device. Google Assistant Ambient Mode can even transform your phone into a digital photo frame while charging.

In addition, Nokia 6.2 users will receive a 3-month membership trial to Google One at no extra cost. With Google One membership, users get the peace of mind that your photos, videos, messages and more are safely and automatically backed up in the cloud.

With Nokia 6.2, Google One members will get 100GB of cloud storage across Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos and access to premium support from Google experience – all in one shareable family plan.

The Nokia 6.2 comes in Ceramic Black and Ice and will be available starting 11th October 2019 at top mobile retail outlets in India, on Nokia.com/phones and Amazon (Ceramic Black or Ice) at a recommended best buy price of Rs 15,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant.

Consumers purchasing Nokia 6.2 using HDFC Bank credit and debit cards on EMI and credit card regular transactions done through Pinelabs terminals in retail stores, will receive a 10% cashback. Consumers can also avail 10% cashback when they use HDBFS consumer finance in retail stores and when they purchase using HDFC bank consumer durable loans. This offer is available at retail outlets till 31st October 2019. Terms and Conditions apply.

Special Triple Zero offer: Zero down payment, zero processing fee and no interest cost for consumers purchasing Nokia 6.2 using Bajaj Finance, IDFC First Bank and HDBFS till 31st October 2019. Terms and Conditions apply.

Jio subscribers purchasing Nokia 6.2 will get benefits worth Rs. 7,200 on Rs. 198 and 299 plans which include Rs. 2,200 cashback from Jio; Rs. 3,000 vouchers from Cleartrip and Rs. 2,000 off on Zoomcar. Offer applicable for new as well as existing Jio subscribers. Terms and Conditions apply.

Consumers purchasing Nokia 6.2 on Nokia.com/phones will receive Rs. 1,500 gift card. Offer applicable till 30th November. Terms and Conditions apply.

Consumers purchasing Nokia 6.2 from Amazon will receive an additional exchange value of Rs 2,000 from 12th October 2019 to 17th October 2019. Terms and Conditions apply.

Consumers purchasing Nokia 6.2 from Amazon using ICICI Bank credit and debit cards will receive a 10% instant discount from 12th October 2019 and 17th October 2019. Terms and Conditions apply.

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Apple rolls out beta programme for iPhones to enable 5G services

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NEW DELHI: Apple Inc has rolled out a beta programme to enable 5G on Apple devices as the upgrade lets users try out pre-release software.

This software upgrade enables 5G access on Apple devices, as and when service providers Jio, Airtel and Vodafone enable 5G network access, sources said.

Apple Users have to enrol for the Beta Programme on the website, install a profile and download the software.

Jio users using iPhone 12 and above, in cities where JioTrue5G has been rolled out, will be invited to the Jio Welcome Offer. Jio Welcome Offer provides unlimited 5G data at up to 1 Gbps speed to users at no additional cost. However, there is a condition that prepaid users must be on active Rs 239 and above plan. All Postpaid users are eligible for this trial.

Airtel is not providing any special 5G offer like Jio to their users. In the cities/areas in which the Airtel 5G network has been launched, users can trial 5G services as a part of their existing plan, once they have updated the latest Apple Beta software.

While an email sent to Apple did not solicit an immediate response, the firm had last month stated: “We are working with our carrier partners in India to bring the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance is completed. 5G will be enabled via a software update and will start rolling out to iPhone users in December”.

Airtel and Jio customers on iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE (3rd generation) models can experience 5G as part of Apple’s iOS 16 Beta Software Program. The Apple Beta Software Program is open to anyone with a valid Apple ID who accepts the Apple Beta Software Program Agreement during the sign-up process.

If a user has an iCloud account, that is an Apple ID, it is recommended they use that. If they do not have an iCloud account or any other Apple ID, they can create one.

Customers who want to try the beta software should back up their iPhones before installing the beta software. It is recommended to install the beta software only on non-production devices that are not business-critical. Users can also provide feedback to Apple on quality and usability, which helps Apple identify issues, fix them, and make Apple software even better.

The iOS beta comes with the built-in Feedback Assistant app, which can be opened from the Home screen on the iPhone or iPad or from the Dock on the Mac.

Source: Press Trust of India

 

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Nokia wins multi-year deal with Reliance Jio India to build one of the largest 5G networks in the world

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NEW DELHI: Nokia has announced that it has been selected as a major supplier by Reliance Jio to supply 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment from its comprehensive AirScale portfolio countrywide in a multi-year deal. Reliance Jio is India’s number one mobile operator and has one of the largest RAN footprints in the world.

Under the contract, Nokia will supply equipment from its AirScale portfolio, including base stations, high-capacity 5G Massive MIMO antennas, and Remote Radio Heads (RRH) to support different spectrum bands, and self-organizing network software. Reliance Jio plans to deploy a 5G standalone network which will interwork with its 4G network. The network will enable Reliance Jio to deliver advanced 5G services such as massive machine-to-machine communications, network slicing, and ultra-low-latency.

Akash Ambani, Chairman Reliance Jio, commented: “We are pleased to be working with Nokia for our 5G SA deployment in India. Jio is committed to continuously investing in the latest network technologies to enhance the experience of all of its customers. We are confident that our partnership with Nokia will deliver one of the most advanced 5G networks globally.”

Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO at Nokia stated: “This is a significant win for Nokia in an important market and a new customer with one of the largest RAN footprints in the world. This ambitious project will introduce millions of people across India to premium 5G services, enabled by our industry-leading AirScale portfolio. We are proud that Reliance Jio has placed its trust in our technology and we look forward to a long and productive partnership with them.”

Nokia has a long-standing presence in India. This new deal will mean that Nokia is now supplying India’s three largest mobile operators.

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Ericsson partners with Jio to build industry’s first 5G Standalone network

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NEW DELHI: Ericsson has announced that it has entered into a long-term strategic 5G contract with Indian communications service provider (CSP) Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio) to roll out 5G Standalone (SA) in the country.

The announcement follows the allocation of 5G spectrum in the recently concluded auctions in India. This is the first partnership between Jio and Ericsson for radio access network deployment in the country.

Announcing the partnership, Akash Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio, says: “We are delighted to partner with Ericsson for Jio’s 5G SA rollout. Jio transformed the digital landscape in India with the launch of LTE services in 2016. We are confident that Jio’s 5G network will accelerate India’s digitalization and will serve as the foundation for achieving our nation’s ‘Digital India’ vision.”

Jio’s Standalone 5G network deployment represents a major technology leap since it modernizes the network infrastructure to deliver a truly transformative 5G experience to consumers and enterprises. The capabilities of 5G SA are expected to drive innovation and build a robust 5G ecosystem and deliver advanced services.

Ericsson’s energy-efficient 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) products and solutions from Ericsson Radio System and E-band microwave mobile transport solution will be deployed in the 5G network for Jio. All products and solutions are deployed on new-build 5G SA networks, designed to maximize the benefits of 5G to CSPs and their customers – whether individual subscribers or enterprise and industry customers.

Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: “India is building world-class digital infrastructure that will drive innovation, job creation and entrepreneurship across the country. We are happy to partner with Jio in those ambitions, through Ericsson 5G Standalone connectivity, which will be a major catalyst in meeting those digital transformation goals across society, enterprise and industry.”

 

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