Nokia presents new 200 euros smartphones, wireless headphones and accessories: the company bets on affordable devices: The Finnish multinational Nokia held an online event on Tuesday to showcase all its product news. Thus, the company has presented 2 mobile phones for less than 200 euros, wireless headphones for less than 60 euros, a speaker under 35 and new cases for smartphones.
In this way, Nokia has focused on offering affordable devices with a good value for money.
"It's no secret that consumers have become more aware of their expenses and are opting for less expensive and more sustainable products. It is more important than ever that our products pass the test of time, especially in the input range. That's why I'm going to show you our new product," said Juho Sarvikas, the company's product manager and vice president of North America.
Nokia presents new 200 euros smartphones
- Nokia 2.4: simplicity and price
Nokia 2.4 is the entry-level mobile that the brand will market this month. It has a 6.5-inch screen and weighs 195 grams.
The terminal comes in 3 colors: purple, blue and gray. Its processor is MediaTek's helium P22. On the other hand, the operating system is Android and Nokia 2.4 will be compatible with its versions 11 and 12.
The rear of the device is reinforced to last longer, one of the priorities that the company has shifted to its new releases. It also has fingerprint reader or face recognition unlock.
It has a camera with 2 lenses: the main one, 8 megapixels, and the depth sensor, 2 megapixels. The lens for selfies has 5 megapixels. The autonomy of Nokia 2.4 is 4,500 mAh and lasts 2 days, depending on the brand.
The price is 119 euros and will reach consumers at the end of September.
- Nokia 3.4: a step further
"We come up with something for those who need a little more," explained the product manager. Although it is still an entry-level mobile, it has better specifications than the 2.4. For starters, it has a 6.39-inch screen and weighs 180 grams.
It comes in 3 colors: purple, blue and gray. Inside, it comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460. It will also be compatible with the next version of Android.
Nokia 3.4 brings a triple camera: the main sensor has 13 megapixels, the wide angle and the depth, 5 and 2 megapixels, respectively. Meanwhile, the front lens is 8 megapixels.
It has fingerprint reader, facial recognition and minijack to connect headphones. As for its autonomy, it is 4,000 mAh and lasts, approximately, 48 hours.
As it offers better performance, its price is d 159 euros. It will go on sale in October.
- Nokia Power Lite wireless promises 35 hours of battery life
As it could not be otherwise, one of the virtues of wireless that has presented Nokia is the price: 59.9 euros. The company promises that audio playback will stretch up to 35 hours.
In addition, these cases are water resistant and last half an hour at a meter deep. They will be available in black, white and gray, starting in October.
- Wireless speaker withstands 4 hours of music
The price of the Nokia wireless speaker is 34.9 euros. For that amount, it lasts 4 hours of music or content playback. It allows you to connect 2 speakers for better sound and comes with bluetooth 5 to connect it to any device.
In addition, the firm has released new cases for the phones it has presented and for its first 5G smartphone, which has just begun marketing.
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This 25-year-old has created Aimentia, a virtual clinic that uses artificial intelligence to protect the mental health of Spaniards
"Mental health is the lame sister of Medicine," says Edgar Jorba, a graduate student in engineering technologies and telecommunications services at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) who has developed a virtual clinic based on artificial intelligence for healthcare professionals.
Jorba had the opportunity to check the situation of the sector collaborating in a private clinic of psychology in Barcelona.
"I could see the reality of what the invisible pandemic of mental health means, both for patients, and for the impotence of professionals, who often can not help them because they do not have tools," he says.
In Spain, only EUR 80.7 per person is dedicated to mental health as opposed to EUR 316 in, for example, Germany.
While digitalization is making unstoppable progress in other areas of healthcare, Jorba says technology and research in mental health care materials always lagged behind.
"My task was precisely to create new methods and technologies to adapt them to psychological practice," he explains. The obstacles he encountered trying to change things from within made him opt for entrepreneurship and thus Aimentia was born.
The application has created a virtual clinic that is in the hands of health professionals and their patients and works through digital tools and intelligent modules. The algorithms developed by engineers translate the activities carried out in the application into data, on which the professionals then make decisions supported by artificial intelligence.
During the state of alarm, Aimentia launched an emergency module to provide free 24-hour psychological assistance to health professionals and personnel who were on the front line of action.
From the beginning, even before becoming a platform and being just a set of algorithms, Aimentia sought to respond to the main needs of professionals.
"Help reduce the diagnostic error that existed in consultation, which is 50%; help maintain therapeutic adherence throughout the process, reduce abandonment; facilitate follow-up once completed," explains Jorba.
In fact, the company's business model is to offer the services to professionals, who are those who subscribe, either in a private way or even a hospital or a company, says the CEO of Aimentia in conversation with Business Insider Spain.
In addition, all the development of clinical validation of the technology is carried out by these professionals and Jorba exposes that they now have the validation of 250 psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists.
"Our focus right now is anxiety, depression, anxiety disorders, depression, phobias, suicide and we recently started with bipolar and TDH, among others," explains Jorba. To validate the technology, the platform is divided into modules so that each module has a specific disorder.
"We identified a team that specializes in this disorder and form a group that tests the tool in simulations, first without patients and then with real patients," he says.
However, beyond clinical validation, aimentia's founders were especially interested in having the patients ' perspective so that the application would be useful to them.
One of the partnerships with which he works is the project PerspectivaMente, created by Vanesa Ortega, who also founded the Association for innovation in Mental Health and education.
His own personal experience led him to specialize in mental health and when he coincided with Edgar Jorba they went to work to create an application that could really facilitate the patient experience, something Ortega lacked in the market.
"I think what really sets Aimentia apart is that we are building it not only as professionals, but also as patients," she says.
Ortega and his team make the application easier to use, make the therapy process more comfortable for the patient, facilitate the relationship with the professional and have really welcoming resources.
They also work with stigma and the possibility that a user can independently enter the world of mental health.
"What is important is that in the day-to-day you have help, it can be expressed as from home, from comfort, consider that this information reaches fully or synthesized or easy, with data relevant to the professional to take the action or actions it deems necessary," concludes Rock.
Regarding privacy, the CEO says that "we have continuous regulation, both with lawyers, with institutions in Europe and the United States, so that we remain within the standards, both data protection and clinical validation".
AIMENTIA CEO admits that it is not always easy to approach mental health professionals with such tools and attributes them to the " malpractice of some industry platforms."
"They are marketplaces that offer psychologists and psychiatrists as if they were cars and precarize our system and our mental health professionals," he says.
The engineer regrets that on these platforms the salary of professionals is lowered and discounts and offers are offered.
Therefore, they decided to integrate their artificial intelligence tools and resources with the possibility of finding professionals on the platform and performing video consultations.
"These are things that we have added and have no cost. Patients can have complete freedom to find their professional and we added the modules we already had, which were a clinical part for professionals," he says.
Jorba argues that the boom of psychologist platforms are "burning the market" and reducing "the possibility of them adopting a digital solution."