HMD Global is all set to resurrect yet another Nokia phone series from the dead, as it’s been doing with the Nokia 3310 and Nokia 8110 4G. The company has begun putting out ads in China promoting a new handset which is coming out on April 27. It hasn’t mentioned the device by name, but the X on the poster indicates that it’s going to release a smartphone going by the name Nokia X.
The original Nokia X series consisted of low-cost handsets which were announced just after Microsoft and Nokia shook hands in 2014. It ran on Android, making it the first lineup of Android-based phones under the Nokia brand name. It died out gradually, but it seems poised for a comeback now.
The X in the poster above is actually composed of 2 devices, presumably the Nokia X, placed in that position. The side profile doesn’t give much away, so we’ll have to rely on rumors to get an idea of what to expect from the phone. A Baidu leakster claims that the handset will be a mid-ranger with a Snapdragon or MediaTek processor.
The Nokia X may be sold in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM and 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM variants. It’s not clear if the smartphone will be launched outside China. While most of HMD Global’s devices have an international presence, there are a few like the Nokia 7 which never made it out of the country.
Stay tuned for more on the Nokia X up until it gets unveiled on April 27.