What you need to know
- HMD Global is holding a launch event on April 8th.
- The company is expected to launch new phones, including a Nokia G10.
- HMD Global could also announce its first true flagship since the Nokia 9 Pureview.
HMD Global is holding an event (opens in new tab) to launch new Nokia-branded phones in April. The event will be held on the 8th, at 3 PM GMT. It's likely to be a virtual event given the current global clime, so we can also expect a live stream.
Given that it's a Nokia mobile event, one could expect the company to launch new Android phones. Rumors lead us to expect a Nokia 9 Pureview and Nokia 7.2 successor to debut last year, but those phones failed to materialize. It is possible that they do so at this event.
In lieu of those, HMD is also said to be considering a revamp of the Nokia phone branding. A Nokia G10 could be the first phone to launch, according to NokiaPowerUser, alongside two new X-series phones codenamed Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The G10 is speculated to be a rebranded Nokia 5.4 just based on the spec list, while the X-Series phones aim just a bit higher. They'll compete with the upcoming A52 5G for a place as one of the best cheap phones 0f 2021, so it'll be interesting to see how they stack up upon release.
April 8 is only weeks away, so we don't have long to wait before Nokia spills the beans all of its own volition.
Nokia 8.3 5G
The Nokia 8.3 5G pairs 5G and stock Android with the company's slick hardware design. The device has a lot of promise with its quad-camera setup, slick Pixelworks screen, and Snapdragon 765 but the $699 price may cause some to bulk when rivals like the Nord are compared.
I dont expect a replacment for Nokia 9 Pureview. Have not seen any leaks of that yet. But would be a pleasant suprise if it shows up. I think we see some new 6 or 7 series phone. And maybe a device with KaiOS. A more realistic scenario are a high end Nokia in autumn. Maybe around september. But time will tell what they will show in april 8.
What is kai os?
Web searches are useful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KaiOS
A operating system for cheaper phones:
I've got a feeling, due to lack of support from Nokia, that the 6 & 7 series have been pushed into the long grass. The 5 series seems to have taken over their roll.
As a Consumer, it would be great to have one more manufacturer offering up Android devices in North American Stores! Nokia is going to be decent competition with Samsung, OnePlus Nord and Motorola (maybe they'll encourage TCL to improve, or get LG to do something with their mobile division!)
This is a joke, right?
HMD's sh*tty phones can't even rival Samsung's old Galaxy J line, let alone the A52, a phone that, bar the processor, is overall BETTER than the S21 itself.
I came here to say the same thing.
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