Nokia names Chicago Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen as new ambassador
HMD Global announces Finnish NBA player Lauri Markkanen as its newest ambassador for its Nokia phones. Playing his first season in NBA as power forward for the Chicago Bulls, Markkanen will be sharing his rookie season with NBA followers and fans using the Nokia 8.
Markkanen played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats of the University of Arizona from 2016 to 2017. Joining the Chicago Bulls as a rookie, he made buzz when he sank 56 successful three-point shots in his first 25 games, earning him the title ‘sensational player’ from the media.
With that record, HMD believes that Markkanen embodies the company’s core values of persistence, winning together, and Finnish sisu (guts).
“Lauri Markkanen is an incredible talent and an excellent brand ambassador for us,” says Pekka Rantala, Executive Vice President and CMO for HMD Global. “He knows what he wants and is willing to work hard to achieve his goals. We look forward to following Lauri’s career and are pleased to offer devices such as the Nokia 8, with which he can share moments from the NBA and his day-to-day activities with his fans around the world.”
With its Dual-SightTM mode, the Nokia 8 lets basketball fans live stream games, special moments, and other day-to-day activities as #bothie content on social media using both the front and back cameras simultaneously.
The Nokia 8 also delivers a truly immersive audio experience, which means watching every basketball game feels like being there. The phone’s OZO AudioTM technology features top-level spatial 360° audio and provides great audio to complement 4K video on any device. This means NBA enthusiasts can hear the clarity of Lauri’s fans cheering whenever he sinks in yet another three-point shot.
For his part, Markkanen is very proud of the opportunity to work with a big Finnish brand. “I hope to use this opportunity to let more people learn more about Finland. It is cool to be part of the team working for Nokia phones,” says Markkanen.
Priced at P29,990, the Nokia 8 comes in both steel and polished blue colors. Visit the official Nokia website for a list of the top stores nearby to get your own Nokia 8.