Nokia-branded smart TVs are coming to India
The Nokia brand name may be synonymous with the indestructible cell phones of the 2000s, but did you know that back in the mid-90s it had a line in widescreen TVs? Nokia's efforts in the TV sphere may never have caught on with mainstream tech enthusiasts back then, but that could be about to change, as the company is now planning on launching a range of smart TVs in India. To be more precise, Indian retail giant Flipkart is planning on launching a range of smart TVs, with the Nokia name attached -- a similar set up to HMD's Nokia-branded smartphones.
Vipul Mehrotra, Flipkart’ s VP of Nokia brand partnerships, adds, “Flipkart’ s understanding of the needs and behaviors of Indian consumers, and the power of its reach, will help it make Nokia branded smart TVs accessible and affordable.” If the TV is all that he says, then this could be a push for the Nokia
Nokia smart tv Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Economic Times. Nokia ' s first -ever smart TV with JBL sound system & 4k resolution may debut soon. Flipkart will leverage its understanding of the needs of Indian consumers to develop, facilitate the.
When the brand “Nokia” is mentioned, most of us immediately think “phone.” This is pretty much what it is known for. However, it looks like the company is branching out — or, at least, it’s licensing its name to third-party retailers to branch out for it. As reported by, Indian company Flipkart has been granted the use of the Nokia brand for its smart TVs — “a global first for the brand in the TV category,” , which is a major e-commerce retailer in the country.
Vipul Mehrotra, Flipkart’s VP of Nokia brand partnerships, adds, “Flipkart’s understanding of the needs and behaviors of Indian consumers, and the power of its reach, will help it make Nokia branded smart TVs accessible and affordable.” If the TV is all that he says, then this could be a push for the Nokia brand, which hasn’t been as prominent in the public eye as it once was.
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The 55-inch Nokia Ultra HD (4K) LED Smart Android TV will include two 24-watt speakers as part of a sound system from JBL by Harman (another partnership arrangement). While Flipkart says the TV has an Android-based operating system, it doesn’t specify Android TV. The TV also includes a 16:9 display with a 60Hz refresh rate, support for Dolby Vision and HDR10, three HDMI ports, and two USB ports.
This first Nokia-branded TV will sell for 41,999 Indian rupees (the equivalent of about $589 US). According to Gadgets 360, it will become available on December 10th.
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