Update 10-July-2019 – Nokia 5.2 Leaks with 48 MP Camera. Nokia X71 can launch as Nokia 6.2 in India and Nokia 9 Pure View also expected to launch in India soon.
The resurgence of Nokia – Upcoming Phones 2019
The Finnish tech giant is on the verge of a resurgence. All hell broke loose in 2010 when the legendary firm began to lose it’s grip on the business and was dwarfed by rivals.
And finally, in the year 2014, Microsoft bought the rights to sell Nokia Branded phones, for the next ten years.
The downfall continued, and Microsoft failed to do anything meaningful with the Nokia brand. It is one of the most despicable ventures for Microsoft and Steve Balmer.
Next, In the year 2015, Nokia purchased the French mobile manufacturer, Alcatel-Lucent. This kindled hope in hearts of millions of NOKIA fans (including me) of a possible rebound.
But this story has more twists.
Ending the climax, HMD global acquired the rights to use the Nokia brand name and sell smartphones globally.
Nokia Brand – Nokia was the worlds top mobile brand, the space that is now occupied by Apple. They had a 60% plus market share, but now it is less than 3%. It could be the greatest comeback by any brand if they play the cards right.
HMD Global launched the first re-imagined Nokia phone “Nokia 6” in China, in Jan 2017, and the phone got an incredible response from fans.
Nokia later launched the Flagship Nokia 8 that comes with innovative Dual Selfie mode, “Bothie” and OZO sound technology and Carl Zeiss Camera lens.
Notably, HMD Global has partnered with Foxconn (Apple’s manufacturing partner) to make Nokia phones.
Also, apart from India and China, the company is expanding in other countries, but it is still a speck of dust in comparison to what it used to be.
A couple of months back, I wrote about if Nokia Can Become a leading brand again and even about my first ever Nokia phone from 2004.
Also, Note earlier rumored phones like Nokia P1 or Nokia C1 are not going to launch as per the latest reports.
Let’s Check out the Upcoming Nokia Phones in 2019
There are not too many phones that are expected from Nokia but here are some of the phones launched either in China or other countries which are yet to launch in India.
1. Nokia 5.2
The latest Nokia mobile that is expected to launch in either July or August 2019, is Nokia 5.2. The Nokia 5.2 images were leaked on the Chinese Social Media Website Weibo and also on the search giant Baidu.
The Nokia 5.2 is codenamed as Daredevil.
The Nokia 5.2 comes with a unique circular camera module which houses triple rear cameras. Based on the EXIF information the primary camera on the Nokia 5.2 is a 48 MP shooter with f/1.8 aperture lens.
Further, the mobile comes with a glossy back cover which is made from Glass and at the front there is a tiny waterdrop notch. It is running on stock Android Pie 9.0 and will ship with only essential Apps from Google.
As per the information available, the Nokia 5.2 will use a 3500 mAH capacity battery and will also have fast charging support. It will come with the PureView Display with teardrop notch and will have FHD+ 2340*1080 pixels resolution.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor with a clock speed of 1.95 GHz and comes with the Adreno 512 GPU.
2. Nokia 6.2 (Punch Hole Camera)
Nokia has launched Nokia 2.2, 4.2, and 3.2 recently in the Indian market; there are rumors that they can bring the Nokia X71 launched in China as Nokia 6.2 to India.
The Nokia 6.2 is the first mobile from Nokia to come with the Punch Hole display similar to the Samsung Galaxy M40. It has got a 6.39 Inch FHD+ (2340*1080 pixels), 19.3:9 PureView Display.
The front side is bezel-less and has over 91% screen to body ratio. The phone has metallic and glass construction, making it look premium.
For photography, the Nokia 6.2 comes with triple rear cameras (48 MP Primary +8 MP Wide-Angle+5 MP depth). The primary camera is a SonyIMX 586 Sensor with f/1.8 aperture lens and is capable of clicking detailed images.
The front Punch Hole camera comes with 16 MP lens and has an f/2.0 aperture lens.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor and the Adreno 509 GPU. Additionally, it comes with 6 GB Ram and has 128 GB of internal storage, expandable upto 256 GB.
There is a 3500 mAH capacity battery which can easily last all day. Also, it comes with an 18 Watts Charger out of the box for Quick Charging.
Lastly, Nokia 6.2 runs on stock Android 9.0 Pie and has Dual 4G VOLTE support.
3. Nokia 9 (Penta Rear Cameras)
However, the Nokia 9 comes with some outstanding features to bury the rivals.
The biggest drawback for the Nokia 8 is the absence of 19:9, bezel-less display.
Contrastingly, Bezel-free display is one of the highlights for Nokia 9.
The Nokia 9 comes with an impressive 5.99-inch Quad-HD+ (2960*1440 pixels) POLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The phone can sport a bezel-less Super AMOLED Display and even comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner similar to the new OnePlus 7 Pro
The most intriguing feature of Nokia 9 is the Penta camera setup at the back of the device. The Nokia 9 comes with 13 Monochrome 12 Megapixel cameras which can capture better details and even has 2 RGB sensors to capture colors.
The image from these cameras are superimposed, and the final result offers better details and colors. At the front, it comes with a 20 Megapixel selfie camera for clicking stunning pictures.
Furthermore, it runs on the slightly outdated Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with 6 GB ram. The mobile offers UFS 2.1 storage with 128 GB space and a higher version can offer upto 256 GB.
There is a 3320 mAH capacity battery which is probably not enough to last all day. However, it comes with fast charging as well as wireless charging support.
What’s more, the phone offers USB Type C port, Water and Dust resistance (IP 67 rating), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and WIFI support.
Lastly, the Nokia 9 runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and will even get the Android Q early.
You can read an in-depth article on the new Nokia 9 here.
Additionally, Nokia has launched – Nokia 2.2, Nokia 3.2 and the Nokia 4.2 in India – Read all the details in this post.
4. Nokia X5 (Launched in China)
Nokia X5 is the second phone in the X series from Nokia that is so far available in China. The first phone was the Nokia X6, detailed below.
Nokia X5 costs CNY 999 or Rs. 10,500 in terms of India price. Nokia is launching a lot more affordable phones in China in comparison to India, but the company may launch X5 in the Indian market as well.
Some rumors suggest that the X5 can launch as Nokia 5.1 Plus in the Indian market.
In China, the phone comes in two variants -32 GB / 3 GB ram and 64 GB / 4 GB ram. The 64 GB version costs CNY 1399 or Rs. 14,500.
The phone comes with a 5.86-inch IPS LCD with an HD+ (1520 x 720) display, 19:9 aspect ratio and has a 84% screen to body ratio. The design seems similar to the recently launched Nokia X6 and comes with a notch display.
It has a wide notch which carries a front camera and the speaker grill. Also, at the back, there are dual rear cameras that are aligned vertically above the fingerprint scanner.
Powering the phone is a MediaTek Helio P60 Octa-core chipset with a maximum clock speed of 2.0 GHz. Additionally, it comes with the ARM Mali G72 MP3 GPU which we have used in the Oppo RealME 1 and is quite impressive.
Further, the device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and comes in two variants. There are a 3 GB Ram / 32 GB storage version and a higher version that comes with 4 GB Ram and 64 GB storage. The storage is expandable up to 256 GB using a microSD card.
The phone boots Android Oreo 8.1 and will also get the Android P update shortly.
For photography, there are 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel Dual primary cameras which comes with PDAF and dual-tone dual-LED flash. The camera has an f/2.0 aperture.
Further, there is an 8-megapixel secondary camera for taking selfies at the front that comes with an f/2.2 aperture. Also, you can click selfies with depth effect using the AI Portrait mode.
The phone packs a non-removable 3060 mAh battery along with features like a USB Type C port and USB on-the-go support. Further, it comes with Dual Sim, Dual 4G support.
Also, there is support for face-unlocking and fingerprint scanner to ensure quick unlock features. Lastly, it weighs 160 grams, which are not too heavy and measures 8.1 mm in thickness.
5. Nokia A1 Plus
Some recent reports suggest that Nokia is getting ready to bring a new flagship phone in some months. Notably, the device is codenamed as Nokia A1 Plus and has a feature set similar to Nokia 9 which is also rumored to launch in the second half of 2018.
Additionally, according to the reports, the Nokia A1 Plus will be announced at IFA 2018. The IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) will start next month in late August (31 August to 5th September). We can imagine that the Nokia 9 and Nokia A1 Plus are the same devices which the company can unveil.
Believing the leaks, the Nokia 9 comes with a 6.01-inch screen. Also, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with 8 GB of RAM onboard.
Apart from that, the Nokia 9 will have a triple-camera setup on the backside, (similar to the Huawei P20 Pro) and will have 41 MP primary sensor along with 20 MP and 9.7 MP camera sensors.
Most interestingly, leaks indicate that Nokia A1 Plus may come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Earlier, we saw this technology in Vivo X21, and now Nokia may adopt it for the first time.
So, these are all the phones to come from Nokia’s stable in early 2018. Share with me in the comments below, what do you think about the upcoming Nokia line-up?
Next, let’s have a look at the mid-range Nokia 5.1 Plus or the X5.
6. Nokia X6 (Launched in China)
Nokia X6 is an upper mid-range Android-powered handset from the Finnish brand. It was launched in mid-May 2018. It is expected to make its way to the global market very soon as confirmed by Nokia.
The X6 has a frame made up of aluminum, and comes with a 5.8-inch IPS LCD display and has an FHD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) resolution at a pixel density of 435 PPI.
For protection, Nokia has employed Corning Gorilla Glass on display.
The device gets power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 CPU, which comes with an Adreno 509 GPU for handling graphics.
Moreover, the phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The mobile will come in 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM.
For photography, there is a dual 16 MP (f/2.0) + 5 MP (f/2.2) camera setup at the back. A secondary 16-megapixel camera with aperture f/2.0 is there to take selfies.
Nokia X6 packs a 3060 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, that ensures the device lasts for nearly a day easily.
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