In some lighter news (remember to wash your hands anyway), the upcoming James Bond film will feature a smartphone brand blast-from-the-past. Nokia has announced that it’ll be the official phone of 007, partnering with the production house to celebrate the 25th James Bond film.
According to a press release, the film will feature Nokia’s upcoming, currently unannounced 5G smartphone. It looks like the brand will also feature some other smartphones, so expect to see Nokia’s in the hands of most of the major characters in the movie. The new 5G device will be announced on 18 March.
“Following the announcement to postpone the movie launch to 12 November, we now have a really exciting year ahead of us in the build-up to this much-anticipated release. Few cultural properties place technology at the heart of their appeal quite like No Time To Die. The film’s commitment to innovation, paired with the amazing technology built into each Nokia smartphone, making our devices the only gadget that anyone – even a 00 agent – will ever need, makes this partnership a real force to be reckoned with,” says Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global chief product officer.
Leading up to the announcement, HMD Global released a new commercial featuring Lashana Lynch as Agent Nomi. The advert shows Agent Nomi using Nokia smartphones as ‘The Only Gadget You’ll Ever Need’.
We’re excited to see Nokia’s new entry in the smartphone market on 18 January. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little longer to get our Bond fix. The movie has been postponed due to Coronavirus fears, so it’ll only debut on 12 November this year.