Nokia to Have a Major Showing at MWC 2018, HMD Global Teases

Nokia to Have a Major Showing at MWC 2018, HMD Global Teases

HIGHLIGHTS

  • HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas teases MWC 2018 developments
  • The company is expected to launch new models
  • Nokia 1, Nokia 9, Nokia 3310 4G likely to get some attraction

After grabbing eyeballs at its last outing in Barcelona, HMD Global is now all set to make another splash this year at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, a senior executive teased. The company launched the nostalgic Nokia 3310 and showcased the first troopers from its army of Android smartphones at MWC 2017. And for the forthcoming convention, it is already rumoured to have a bunch of developments, including the Nokia 9 flagship as well as the Android Oreo (Go edition) based Nokia 1.

HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Thursday used his Twitter account to tease the launches planned for the MWC 2018. “Sorry for radio silence. Been super busy planning #MWC2018. Please expect it to be awesome [sic],” Sarvikas tweeted. The executive didn’t define the developments that will be showcased at the forthcoming MWC. However, some recent reports have enough material to help us understand what all will be available from the ever-green Nokia portfolio.

The Nokia family in 2018 is expected to get a list of new members, including the Nokia 1, Nokia 4, Nokia 7, Nokia 8 (2018), and Nokia 9. Alongside these new Nokia smartphone models, the Finnish company is rumoured to be developing a Nokia 3310 4G variant that recently emerged on TENAA certification sitewith Android-based YunOS. The 2018 lineup notably received the Nokia 6 (2018) as the first member.

Amongst all the new Nokia models, the Nokia 9 is expected to be the show-stopper. The smartphone is already rumoured to have top-notch specifications and features such as a dual selfie camera setup and a thin-bezel display. If we believe the ongoing rumours, the Nokia 9 will come in multiple variants and sport a 5.5-inch OLED display as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It is also reported to have 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel camera sensors on the back and a 3250mAh battery with fast charging support. Besides, the smartphone is likely to come with up to 128GB onboard storage and run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

In addition to the Nokia 9, we can safely speculate the Nokia 1 as the new sales-driver for HMD Global. The smartphone, which is rumoured to be one of the first Android Go smartphones, will purportedly feature an HD IPS display, 1GB RAM, and 8GB onboard storage. Despite usual, entry-level specifications, the Android Go presence on the Nokia 1 would make it a distinct option in the market. It is like to have lightweight apps such as Google Maps Go, Files Go, and Google Go among others. Further, the smartphone is rumoured to go on sale in Russia at RUB 5,990 (approximately Rs. 6,750).

We need to wait for some more time to understand what all would be from the side of HMD Global. In the meantime, the company has already registered itself as an MWC exhibitor to hint some big announcements.

[“Source-ndtv”]

‘HTC 10’ Leaked in New Images Showing Colour Variants

'HTC 10' Leaked in New Images Showing Colour Variants

HTC may be busy creating hype around its next flagship smartphone launch but there have been several recent leaks that claim to show the handset in purported renders.

A new set of four images purportedly showing the yet-to-be-announced ‘HTC 10’ in four colours have appeared on the Internet. Posted by a Bulgarian site, the ‘HTC 10’ is seen in Black and White, White, Gold, and Black colours.

The new leaked images of the ‘HTC 10’ are in line with previous leaks, and the company’s own teaser image. The new images, besides showing the broad chamfered edges, show the metal clad HTC 10 tosport a physical home button below the display along with two capacitive buttons for moving back and accessing multi window options. The slightly protruding rear camera with dual-LED flash is visible along with two antennas running at the top and bottom of the back panel. The headphone jack can be seen at the top, the right side includes volume and power buttons.

HTC earlier this month released its first teaser video for the One M10 flagship smartphone. The video, while showing nothing of significance, promised a lot of things. In the video, the company claimed that the HTC team was working “non-stop” because it wanted to “make your phone even better.” The YouTube video also said that the team was obsessed but “in a good way.”

Based on preliminary leaks, the ‘HTC 10’ is said to feature a 5.15-inch QHD display; Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor; Adreno 530 GPU; 4GB of RAM; 12-megapixel rear camera, and USB Type-C port.

Some reports have pointed that the ‘HTC 10’ may launch on April 19, the same date seen in the display of the smartphone in the render images leaked previously. Considering that HTC is yet to start sending invites for the launch event of the new flagship, we can expect there are still a few days left ahead of the unveiling.

[“Source-Gadgets”]