Resurgence of Nokia – Upcoming Phones 2018
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 next 10 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 a 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 Zero, 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. Further at the MWC 2017, in Feb 2017, the brand announced the Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and the iconic Nokia 3310.
Nokia later launched the Flagship Nokia 8 that comes with innovative Dual Selfie mode, “Bothie” and OZO sound technology and Carl Zeiss Camera lens. Furthermore, the brand launched the Nokia 7 in China and even unveiled, the most affordable Nokia 2 phone.
Notably, HMD Global has partnered with Foxconn (Apple’s manufacturing partner) to make the 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.
What’s more, there is an upcoming event on 19th Jan 2018, where some of the phones will launch.
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 details and specs of the upcoming Nokia Smartphones 2018.
Nokia 1 is the most affordable upcoming Nokia phone, expected to launch in 2018. It is reported that the phone will not run Android but it will have the latest Google OS, Android Go. The Android Go is Google’s redemption for the failed Andriod One initiative. That is to say, It’s a lightweight OS to run on underpowered hardware.
Notably, the Nokia 1 can launch at Rs. 4000 to Rs. 6,000 and offer a lag-free experience to budget phone buyers. Also, there are several other manufacturers planning to launch new Android Go phones, it will not be a surprise to see the Nokia 1 in action soon.
Furthermore, the rumored specs suggest, it can run on the MediaTek 6737 or 6739 Quad-Core processor along with 1 GB RAM. The phone can come with 5.0 Inch HD Display (1280*720 pixels) with a polycarbonate body.
Besides, there is 8 GB internal storage that is user expandable and will have sufficient battery capacity similar to Nokia 2.
As per the recent reports, Nokia Camera APK files have revealed, that there is a new mid-range Nokia 4 on cards. The Nokia 4 will sit in between the Nokia 3 and the Nokia 5 in the Nokia portfolio. Moreover, The phone can draw power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 or 435 processor and will even have the Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box.
Additionally, Nokia can use a better selfie camera for the Nokia 4 to meet the demand for affordable selfie camera phones. There are not too many details available at this time about the Nokia 4. I will add more information as the launch draws near.
Nokia 6 (2018) – Bezel-less Mid Ranger
A few days back there were some leaks from the popular Chinese certification website TENAA. As per the leaks a new phone with the model number- TA-1054, Nokia 6 (2018) is coming soon.
Notably, the phone will come with the coveted 18:9 aspect ratio based bezel-free display. It can come with a 5.5 Inch screen with FHD+ (2160*1080 pixels) resolution. Also, as per the TENAA listing, it runs on a Qualcomm processor with maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz. Our expectation is that Nokia will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor that is used in the Motorola Moto X4.
Most of all, the phone will come with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box and will have 4 GB RAM. It will offer 32/64 GB internal storage, user-expandable upto 128 GB. Furthermore, the phone will boast of a single 16 Megapixel rear camera and an 8 MP selfie camera.
Nokia 7 (2018)
Current Nokia 7 is a China-only product from the brand and despite we were expecting it to come to India, it is not likely to happen. However, the good news it that Nokia is launching a re-imagined Nokia 7 with modern features in the coming months.
Nokia 7 is also going to offer a bezel-free display similar to the Nokia 6 (2018), but it can come with a higher resolution. Also, as stated above the Nokia 6 (2018) will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, contrastingly, the Nokia 7 can come with the more powerful Snapdragon 660 processor. The Snapdragon 660 is rarely seen and only a couple of phones like the Mi Note 3 and the Sharp Aquos 2 use this ultra-fast SOC.
However, the Nokia 9 will come with some outstanding features to bury the rivals. The biggest drawback for the Nokia 8 is the absence of 18:9, bezel-less display. Contrastingly, Bezel-free display will be the highlight feature of Nokia 9. Apart from the bezel-less display, it will have the 2.5D Curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The 18:9 aspect ratio display with 2880*1440 pixels is likely to be better in comparison to OnePlus 5T. Also, for photography, the phone has Dual 12 Megapixel rear cameras with OIS and F1/.8 aperture lens.
Furthermore, it will also run on the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6 GB ram. A 3600 mAH capacity battery will ensure full-day battery back up. Moreover, Nokia can add a 12 MP front camera for the selfie enthusiasts.
Lastly, the Nokia 9 will run Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box and can have a Face recognition feature like the Apple iPhone X.
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?
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