HMD Global to soon launch a new Nokia ‘original’

HMD Global to soon launch a new Nokia ‘original’

✭✭  /  edited January 6

The new original will be the latest in the list of iconic phones the company has reintroduced to the market in the past. The list includes devices such as the refreshed versions of its phones like the Nokia 3310 and Nokia 8110. 

After a strong 2018, the last year turned out to be a rather dull one for HMD Global owned Nokia. However, the smartphone maker is now looking to start 2020 on a high, with the company’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas taking to Twitter to reveal that a new version of one of its iconic phones is coming very soon.

In the tweet, he said, This is the 4th year I buy new shoes in anticipation of #CES and #MWC and it looks like this will be the best year yet! Found this stunning pair of limited edition #adidas #originals. This can only mean that we should launch a new #nokia #original @nokiamobile #ChineseNewYear.

The tweet and its language are hints enough to suggest the company is planning to launch an iconic Nokia phone around Chinese New Year -- January 25. While the company has dropped this hint, it has yet to reveal any details about the upcoming Nokia phone.

Interestingly, this won’t be the first Nokia original to be launched by HMD Global. In the past, the company has reintroduced to the market refreshed versions of its iconic phones like the Nokia 3310 and Nokia 8110.

The news about the launch of this iconic Nokia original comes at a time when there have been reports about work on the company’s flagship for the year, the Nokia 9.2 PureView hitting a roadblock. Reports suggest that the device has been delayed and might only show up towards the end of the year.

The delay appears to have been caused because of HMD Global’s plans to launch the device with a Snapdrafon 865 SoC -- instead of the 855 or 855+ chipsets. The news comes courtesy of a Russian Twitter account, Nokia Anew (@nokia_anew), who claims to have leaked this information.

The leak claims the announcement of the Nokia 9.2 has likely been delayed to autumn of this year. The phone once launched will serve as the successor of HMD Global’s flagship for 2019, the Nokia 9 PureView . Previous reports have also claimed that the company also had in the works a Nokia 9.1 PureView with a Snapdragon 855 SoC, however, it has now dropped the plan and is directly moving ahead with the 865 chipset clad Nokia 9.2 PureView.


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