New Nokia Phones Arrive in PH Market

Fans of Nokia have new reasons to get excited about and troop on to their nearest gadget store as HMD Global, home of Nokia phones, recently announced the arrival of not one – but four new Nokia smartphones in the country! The Nokia 7Plus, Nokia 1, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8110 4G were first introduced at the Mobile World Congress back in February.

Delivering on the promise of durability and reliability you expect from a Nokia phone, each new phone sets benchmarks in design with beautiful craftsmanship, without compromising on technology.

Mr. Shannon Mead, Philippines Country Manager of HMD Global, said:

“HMD Global is committed to continue the story of Nokia mobile, through the qualities that we first loved such as durability and innovation, designed to suit every need and style. With the new generation of Nokia Android smartphones and our classic but highly upgraded feature phone, we are proud to continue the Nokia mobile story, by giving the best mobile experiences across all price points.


We are committed to bringing the best technology to everyone. The Nokia 1, with a familiar but refreshing design delivers all your 4G smartphone essentials with the latest Android Oreo (Go edition). The Nokia 7 plus is our flagship hero without the flagship price tag. This means ultimate design and craftsmanship is in the palm of your hand.”

The flagship hero you can rely on

Designed to help you create stunning content, the Nokia 7 plus has the screen, power, design and features that make it a true hero of the Nokia smartphone range. Combining innovative optical hardware and imaging algorithms, the Nokia 7 plus captures moments in photos that are true to life. With its impressive 16MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics, the Nokia 7 plus adapts to low light conditions by increasing light sensitivity to guarantee picture-perfect moments. Enhanced Dual-Sight harnesses the front and back cameras simultaneously to capture the ultimate #Bothie and keep it safe with unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos.

To enable you to capture and enjoy more content for longer, the Nokia 7 plus is backed by the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 Mobile Platform. With a large 3800mAh battery, you won’t have to worry about battery life, even when you are broadcasting your #Bothie videos live on Facebook or YouTube.

The phone’s gently curved back and slim edges give you a big-screen experience in a comfortable, neat package. The vivid 6-inch 18:9 full-HD+ display makes the Nokia 7 plus perfect for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment with more content in the same width as a traditional 5.5-inch display device.

The Nokia 7 plus comes in Black/Copper and White/Copper. It retails for Php21, 900 and is now available.

Nokia 7 plus_2

A 4G smartphone for every Juan

The Nokia 1 is a breakthrough in accessible technology, delivering smartphone essentials with the reassuring quality that can be expected of a Nokia phone and a refreshingly familiar design to fans around the world. Giving more people access to technology, the phone comes with Android Oreo™ (Go edition), a version of Android optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less.


The Nokia 1 is designed to be smooth and responsive, with full access to the Google Play™ Store. This means you can find all your favorite apps from WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram to mobile banking while also highlighting apps that are optimized for Android Oreo™ (Go edition).

You can give your Nokia 1 a makeover, thanks to the addition of the ever-popular Xpress-on covers, available in a range of vibrant colors. Simply press on and off in seconds to express your personal style with these exchangeable covers. Each cover has been built with the same precision and attention to detail as the phone’s original cover. Inherently colored, the tough two-tone polycarbonate cover is ready to take on everyday knocks and bumps with its durable design.

The Nokia 1 is available in Warm Red and Dark Blue and retails for PHP 4,290.

Nokia 1_1.png

Pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience

With a commitment to a pure, secure and up-to-date Android, each smartphone will stay fresh over time with monthly security updates guaranteed and with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes eating up battery life or slowing the device down, so you can enjoy your new phone for longer. By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest Android features of the Nokia 7 plus, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximizing features like limiting background app use.

Tailored to devices with 1GB RAM or less, the Android Oreo™ (Go edition) in Nokia 1 comes with a new range of apps from Google, designed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimized to be smooth and fast, these include the Google Go web search app, Google Maps™ Go, YouTube™ Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition) to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more, simply by using your voice.

With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), you get 2x more available storage out of the box.

Shopping now even more convenient with Lazada Official store

Love online shopping? HMD Global further announced the Official Store for Nokia mobile on Lazada Philippines. You can now avail the full range of Android smartphones and Nokia feature phones with peace of mind.

In addition, you can experience the new generation of Nokia phones at authorized resellers and in Nokia stores, kiosks and exhibits nationwide.

Coming soon: New Nokia 6 and Nokia 8110 4G

HMD Global also confirmed that the much anticipated evolution of the successful Nokia 6 and the newest member of the Originals family Nokia 8110 4G will be coming to the Philippines in month.

Nokia_1HMD Global Oy APAC Head of Communications Nicholas Lim, HMD Global Oy-Philippines Country Manager Shannon Mead, and HMD Global Oy-Philippines Head of Marketing Gilbert Penaflor launched the new lineup of Nokia phones that promise durability and reliability.


Rock the Summer Season in Style with Miss Selfridge Spring Summer 2018 Collection

PAGASA recently declared that it’s officially the summer season! And summer means fun, freedom and a whole lot of excitement! And whether you’re an outdoorsy kind of gal, a beach gal, or just someone who prefers to laze around the city with friends, Miss Selfridge’s Spring Summer 2018 collection will help you rock summer in style!

Pretty and feminine influences give a refresh to a new season wardrobe for the girl who wants everyday glamour anywhere and everywhere she goes. Colorful and dainty embroidery on shirred tops add that ultra-feminine touch to any casual outfit.  Cutwork and lace beautifully adorn denim shorts, creating that sweet yet sassy look.

Dreamy florals are still key this season — from gorgeous day dresses to fun playsuits perfect for any occasion. Linen fabrics, in colors that capture the beautiful shades of spring, are seen prominently throughout the collection. Denim dresses and button through tie-front shirts are a subtle nod to the rodeo theme, and are perfect for casual weekends.

miss selfridge

For parties and special events, dress to impress with the line-up of occasion wear, featuring gorgeous co-ords, jumpsuits, and playsuits, in elegant spring colors and with such attention to detail to create that sharp yet feminine look. Tailored trousers are also part of the collection, for that structured and elegant look.

Petites would love the check blazers and skirts in the collection, featuring lovely prints and patterns. Another mainstay in the collection are Bardot playsuits and dresses, which let you show a bit of skin and stay cool this summer.

Sharpen your sense of style this summer. Check out Miss Seldfridge’s newest collection now available in Miss Selfridge Greenbelt 5 and Mega Fashion Hall.


Homeking promises better job environment for Filipino household service attendants

Homeking, established in 2010, is now the largest household service provider in mainland China having a customer base of over 3 million families, 30 branch companies and just last year had a reported revenue amounting close to RMB 1 billion (US$150 million).

And now, the number 1 household service provider in mainland China, has come to the Philippines to provide Filipino domestic service professionals the opportunity to work in mainland China with the launch of Homeking Philippines Inc.

What sets them apart from others? Homeking household service attendants (HSAs) are employees of the company therefore the staff can experience stable salary, have an 8-hour working day and even given the opportunity for growth through promotions like a white collar job employee.

With mainland China’s middle class expanding at an unprecedented pace, their income is also expected to rise. In fact, by 2030, their consumer spending will reach a new level now seen in the European Union, an analytics company said.

According to The Economist Intelligence Unit, about 35 percent of mainland China’s population will have in excess of US$10,000 of annual disposable income, a 10 percent rise of what they have today.

Given the population size of mainland China, the number of billionaires there and the attractiveness of having a foreign domestic helper who can speak English, it’s only a matter of time for mainland Chinese to hire foreign household service attendants.

Aside from tapping premium household service market in the Philippines, Homeking Philippines also announced that it will serve as a springboard for the mainland Chinese market to have access to the best quality and dependable domestic service professionals.

“The company strongly believes in our thrust, ‘Global Sourcing for World services’,’’ said Mr. Yoo.

As explained by Mr. Yoo, the said thrust conveys two things: firstly, by “Global Sourcing”, Homeking will seek all the best resources from all over the world in order to provide the highest standard in household service attendant industry, including providing the best education and training resources in house cleaning, care taking, nanny, butler, best business model, best products for household use (such as kitchen ware, toiletries and other lifestyle products).

Homeking has chosen the Philippines as the 1st station of its global sourcing thrust, “Filipino household service attendants (HSAs) have been known the world over for their good character and our Chinese clients will find that they are very professional, diligent and discreet, thanks to the well-established training and certification system here in the Philippines. Not only are we looking forward to introducing them into mainland China HSAs but we will also train them based on a certification system,” says Mr. Yoo.

As a first step, Homeking has forged a partnership with two prominent manpower recruitment and deployment agencies in Metro Manila: Filhigh GNS Inc. and Ikon Solutions Asia Inc. The partnership goes beyond just recruiting and dispatching high quality Filipino service attendants, English teachers and caretakers to mainland China in the future. It will also involve establishment of training camps with local educational institutions, enrolling Chinese participants in courses such as housekeeping, food & beverage service, cookery amongst others.



In the end, we aim to produce high quality household service attendants that could ably serve Chinese clients. We also intend to tap household service markets in Hong Kong, Macao and Middle East countries—employing Homeking’s mature business model—where our two local partners have strong connection. For our part, Homeking would like to provide an even better protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

In addition, Homeking aims to set up similar training camps in Cebu and Davao, enrolling both Chinese and Filipino nationals, teaching them both Homeking and TESDA courses.

“We will be elevating their skills, foster their attitudes and at the same time protect them as they will be working under the tutelage of Homeking’s full-time employment that ensures them on-time salary they deserve and at the same time, the proper treatment from the families they will be assigned to,” said Mr. Yoo.

Homeking believed its efforts will soon attract more Filipino household service attendants to consider mainland China and will think twice going elsewhere.