HMD Global released quite a few phones last year, all of which are presumably due for a 2018 refresh. So far, only the Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 have gotten an updated model. This leaves the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, and Nokia 5 to get a sequel.
The Nokia 5 (2018) recently got a shout-out by HMD Global’s chief product officer Juho Sarvikas. A user asked him the whereabouts of the handset and Sarvikas replied with a simple “stay tuned.” This is more than enough to start a new round of speculation, but there aren’t a lot of details to discuss since nobody knows anything about the phone.
HMD Global’s chief marketing officer Pekka Rantala had previously confirmed that successors to the Nokia 5, Nokia 2, and Nokia 3 were set to arrive, but he too did not disclose any specifics. The devices will probably stick to the same budget sector as before, with perhaps a few internal changes.
Sarvikas has been fairly busy on Twitter, telling another Twitter user that the Nokia 7 Plus will soon get support for VoLTE in its second SIM card. Dual VoLTE support has already been rolled out to the Chinese version of the handset, so it’s just a matter of time before the global variant gets it as well.
As for Nokia phones which definitely have a launch date, the brand is getting ready to launch the Nokia X6 in China on May 16. There’s no word yet on whether the smartphone will make the trip outside the country.