HMD Global’s throwing together a big bash on October 31, but it’s not clear who the guest of honor will be. The invite for the event simply talks about unveiling the next milestone for Nokia phones.
The Nokia 7 is a strong candidate since it was launched just last week in China. There’s also the Nokia 2 which hasn’t been released yet, but was recently spotted on a US-based e-commerce site. The Nokia 9 is another possibility, although it’s expected to come out next year on a global level given its status as a flagship smartphone.
The Nokia 7 will serve as a cheaper alternative to the Nokia 8. Its 4GB of RAM variant is available at CNY 2499 (roughly $377 or Rs 24540). It also offers up a 6GB of RAM option at CNY 2699 (approx $408 or Rs 26500). The new handset boasts of a vacuum molded 3D Corning Gorilla Glass design on its back, a first for the brand.
Specifications of the Nokia 7:
– OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat (upgradable to Android O)
– Display: 5.2-inch IPS, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– Processor: Snapdragon 630
– Camera: 16MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 4GB/6GB
– Size: 141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, Wi-Fiac, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C
As for the Nokia 2, the device is expected to be the company’s most affordable offering. It could be priced at $99 (approx Rs 6440). Speculation so far hints at a Snapdragon 212 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4.5-inch screen, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and a fairly large 4000mAh battery.
We’ll keep you updated which phone or phones HMD Global decides to launch come October 31.