😮😮😮 After several years, HMD Global has finally improved the way they list the products at Nokia.com 😮😮😮.
😮😮😮 After several years, HMD Global has finally improved the way they list the products at Nokia.com 😮😮😮. In the old setup, all new successors were taking the URL of their predecessor. For example, under the old scheme, we were seeing this:
Nokia 6 was launched in 2017 and it got this URL: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6
When Nokia 6.1 was launched in 2018, the URL was transferred to Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6's URL was changed to: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6-2017 (notice the year in the end)
Similarly, in 2019 when Nokia 6.2 was launched, the URL was transferred to Nokia 6.2 and 6.1's URl was changed to: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6-2018
The problem with old setup was that all existing links featured in web publications, including Wikipedia, tech blogs, and even the Nokia community were referring to wrong pages. For example, the product URL in Nokia 6.1 introduction thread would now point to Nokia 6.2 since the URL was transferred. It will still do the same for this time, but the future is brighter.
Now, under the new setup, the new products are using their own dedicated URL. Even though it is a bit weird for casual typing, it works better because now it will remain static. It will not change when the next successor to the series will arrive.
Nokia 6 now uses: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6-0
Nokia 6.1 is now at: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6-1 (notice the "6-1" in the URL)
Nokia 6.2 is now at: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6-2
The future successors will continue to use the "6-3", "6-4" and so on.. Any links pointing to any of the old phones will not break when a new Nokia phone will come out.
Spoiler: Did you note the URL for Nokia 6 (2017)? It is now using "6-0". A little weird with that zero in the end. Wonder where the clean "6" goes? It is now a helper for redirection. So, a link such as nokia.com/nokia6 or nokia.com/phones/nokia-6 will go through the localization and redirection chain to redirect the user to the latest phone in that series, which as of now is the Nokia 6.2. Here's a visual flow:
Hi @dipankar paul, I am not sure if you contributed to this happening, but thanks nonetheless for listening to the feedback. A few days ago I was complaining of this and today it is in its all new avatar! Thank you for all the people who made this positive change happen 😊👌