HMD Global starts producing 5G Nokia smartphones in Hungary. The manufacturer is the first supplier of smartphones in the world to start a production line in Europe.
The production line of Nokia smartphones in Hungary started by HMD Global is an important milestone in the smartphone industry. It is moving smartphone production to Europe for the first time, where other manufacturers now only manufacture their smartphones in Asia.
According to the manufacturer, the reason for starting European production is that business customers in the region are paying increasing attention to security and more environmentally conscious manufacturing processes.
Security and privacy requirements
With the arrival of European production, the manufacturer promises to focus more on security and privacy for European business end customers. Examples include the expansion of collaboration options with external security providers and the move of data storage to HMD Global servers in Finland, so that the data does not leave the EU. The latter has been happening since 2019, the smartphone manufacturer indicates.
Of course, the new production line also means that the EU is successful in attracting tech companies to the region. This is especially important in the context of wanting to become less dependent on tech production in other world regions.
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Production Nokia XR21
More specifically, HMD Global will produce the Nokia XR21 in Hungary. This is a business, rugged, 5G smartphone. The smartphone is also made entirely of recycled aluminum and, according to the manufacturer, offers up to 60 percent more battery charges than normal.
The Nokia XR21 European Edition Black costs 649 euros and will soon be for sale in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Finland.