After the global announcement, we also get a bit more information from Nokia Mobile about their plans for the Middle Eastern/India market, and a more detailed look at the pricing, variants, and availability, specifically for the United Arab Emirates. Here is what they had to say:
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 8 April 2021 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones and accessories, is today announcing its biggest launch to date featuring six new smartphones – Nokia X20, Nokia X10, Nokia G20, Nokia G10, Nokia C20 and Nokia C10 – that have been streamlined into three distinct lines.
Florian Seiche, CEO, HMD Global:“Today is more momentous than a regular product launch. The past 12 months have no doubt been challenging, yet they also gave us a moment to pause, think and prepare for the next big step in our start-up journey. As a Finnish company, our approach to technology and business is human-first and that is reflected in this new smartphone range. We want people love their phones. The launch of HMD Mobile – a milestone in our journey to a holistic provider of all things mobile – amplifies this, and it is only the beginning. We want you to trust that we put security at the heart of everything we do – Nokia smartphones come with security and software updates for extra piece of mind. And we want people to keep their phones for longer, thanks to our signature durability.”
Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, Vice President for HMD Global MENA & India:“Today’s milestone launch is not only the biggest launch of our portfolio so far, but it also strengthens our leadership position as a holistic mobile services provider. As a human brand, our mission in delivering purposeful technology to everyone is also reflected in our new messaging of ‘Love it. Trust it. Keep it’. Indeed, our Nokia phones are made to love, built on trust, and designed to keep for longer. We are thrilled to introduce these new additions in our region that reflect our new messaging.”
Pricing and availability
The Nokia X20 will be available in the UAE from May in Midnight Sun and Nordic Blue colour options and comes in 8/128GB configuration at a retail price of AED 1,349 or 365 USD
The Nokia X10 will be available in the UAE from mid-June in Forest and Snow colour options and comes in 6/128 GB configuration at a retail price of AED 1,120 or 305 USD
The Nokia G20 will be available in the UAE from May in Night and Glacier colour options and comes in 4/128GB configuration at a retail price of AED 599 or 163 USD
The Nokia G10 will be available in the UAE from late April in Night and Dusk colour options and comes in 4/64GB configuration at a retail price of AED 499 or 135 USD
The Nokia C20 will be available in the UAE from May in Sand and Dark Blue colour options and comes in 2/32GB configuration at a retail price of AED 339 or 93 USD
The Nokia C10 will be available in the UAE from late May in Light Purple and Grey colour options and comes in 1/32GB configuration at a retail price of AED 279 or 76 USD
The Nokia Lite Earbuds (BH205) will be available in the UAE from May in Polar Sea and Charcoal colour options at a retail price of AED 149 or 40 USD.
So what are your thoughts on these prices? Let’s discuss in the comments!