I started putting this together a while ago but got bogged down in learning about the technical stuff. I realised I will do that forever! I have also been prompted by the fact that @pekka rantala
is leaving HMD and he was one of the original people responsible for the N-series which I found so inspiring.
What I am missing from HMD is a true replacement for the Nokia N series, the true flagship devices which showcases the best of technology in many aspects, not only photography. The 9PV is a worthy (though controversial) successor to the previous PureView phones, but in my opinion it's not a successor to the N series. The last N-model was the N9, but in reality that was a watered down member of the N-series, although it was certainly world-leading in its physical design and user experience. The last true N-model was the N8, which was coincidentally my first Nokia and my first touchscreen smartphone!
I'm sure you've all got your own ideas for what you'd like to see on a new Nokia flagship so please share your thoughts. Here are mine.
- No glass back - aluminium or polycarbonate
preferred; "Self healing" like LGs a few years ago?
- Wireless charging
- Toughest most scratch
resistant display glass available
- Toughened camera glass, no
more cracked lens covers please!
- Some sort of protection for
the corners of the front glass in case of impact from dropping
- LG style drop protection
construction (meets MIL-STD?)
- IP 68
- User replaceable battery
- Grippy corners to aid
handling one-handed and with gloves
- No wider than Nokia 8
- Xpress-on covers… that can
conduct heat well
- Lanyard mount?