HMD Global has already resurrected the Nokia 3310 and Nokia 8810 for the modern-day consumer, and it looks like the brand’s N series of phones might be next. The hugely popular lineup was famous for its photography credentials, thanks in no small part to its partnership with Carl Zeiss.
That particular tie-up is already in place, so all that’s left is coming out with an actual N-suffixed product. Nokia Mobile’s China wing recently stoked the flames of speculation by posting about the family of devices on Weibo, talking about how it had been unveiled 13 years ago on 27 April 2005 with the arrival of the N70, N90, and N91.
The accompanying photo features the Nokia N8, one of the best camera-centric phones the old Nokia produced. The text goes on to encourage people to go to an event taking place between April 27 and May 2, asking them to see the “box.”
April 27 was supposed to be the day the Nokia X6 got launched, but it instead got showcased at a gathering without any price or availability details. It’s possible the Nokia N handset will be unboxed at the same place. HMD Global might even publicly announce the latter on May 2.
It’s not clear what changes the Nokia N8, or any other N smartphone, may undergo while making the trip back to the land of the living. Perhaps HMD Global will stick to its retro theme by launching the smartphone with a physical keyboard or a version of Android based on its classic Symbian OS.