Nokia steals the show to become the most mentioned brand at MWC 2018
Even though it faced fierce competition from Samsung, which unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+ the same day, HMD Global made quite a splash with its new lineup of Android smartphones and the Nokia 8110 4G aka the “banana phone.”
Moreover, HMD's CPO Juho Sarvikas confirmed his company received 21 awards at MWC, a new record for the Finnish handset maker considering last year it got only 17.
HMD has a pretty strong Android lineup this year, but the star of the show was probably the Nokia 8110 4G, a feature phone that will soon be available for purchase for just €80. The Finnish company heavily relies its marketing decisions on nostalgia feelings a certain device can trigger among Nokia fans. I'm personally waiting for a brand new Nokia Communicator. I'd definitely buy one.