Nokia’s affiliate HMD Global seems to be gearing up to launch a new smartphone. The company has started sending press invites for a launch event that is set to take place in China on October 19. Little is known about the smartphone that will be unveiled at the event, however, reports speculate that either an upgrade version of the Nokia 8.
Reports further point out that it might be a new smartphone altogether if one goes by the teaser posted on Nokia’s Tmall page. A GIF on the page shows a device featuring Bothie and OZO audio enhancement. According to GizChina, the GIF on the Tmall page says ‘qi’ which in Chinese means number 7. The report also cites that two new smartphones from HMD Global with model numbers TA-1041 and TA-1042 had received 3C approval in China.
The supposed Nokia 7 is rumoured to be powered by Qualcomm’s new mobile platform, Snapdragon 630 SoC. The phone is tipped to launch in three RAM/storage variant- 3GB RAM+32GB storage, 4GB RAM+32GB storage and 4GB RAM+64GB storage.
Separately a concept video of the yet-to-be-announced Nokia 9 emerged on the internet. The concept video was based on leaks video provided by @OnLeaks last week.
The video reveals the phone from varied angles showing off the metal chassis, glossy finish at the rear panel. One can also the vertically stacked dual camera setup at the back. Antenna lines could be seen running on the edges with speaker grills and USB Type-C port forked at the base. The circular fingerprint sensor is placed right below the dual rear camera.
HMD Global is expected to take the wraps off its upcoming Nokia 9 smartphone early next year.