They never stopped updating their products.
Microsoft licensed the Nokia brand to release the Lumia range.
That lease is now over, so Nokia factory is once again, making Nokia phones.
They're running Android now, so is Blackberry, and you can't look past Oppo or Huawei anymore, they're damn good.
Microsoft bought Nokia's phone division. They then gave up on making phones, and a startup of former Nokia exec's started a company called HMD and bought the nokia brand rights from Microsoft.
HMD now contract out the building of their phones. But they insist on a high quality construction. Unfortunately the Nokia 8 is great in every way except! ... it's only splash proof, not water proof. That's not only concern with it.
The second half is right, but the first part isn't, Microsoft sold to Foxconn, and Foxcon leased the brand name.
the Nokia 8 is great in every way except! ... it's only splash proof, not water proof. That's not only concern with it.
To be fair, my Nokia Ngage had a swim. My E63 went for a swim in the 2009 Brisbane floods, and had a minor electronic heart attack when I was almost struck by lightning; but it lived on.
I mean, water proof SOUNDS cool, but I've never had the urge to swim with my phone, touch screens don't work well (or at all?) in water.
It's IP54, a 'splash' is usually water contact with low pressure, so even a drop in the toilet if it was grabbed instantly, it should survive from.
From a manufacturing standpoint, from pulling a LOT of broken stuff apart, it'll have 'waterproof flaps' or seals on all the joints, but they wont be pressure rated.
Hell, a bunch of those SONY phones were rated as waterproof, and when I pulled one apart, the rear case is glued on, to seal it.
Catch is , in Australia summer heat, the glue melts!
So ratings aren't always what they appear.....
IP54 means if a mate sprays me with the hose, or it starts raining, I'm OK.
And I'm comfortable with that :)
My BB KeyOne has no rating for that, thanks to the keyboard :P