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HMD Global promises an awesome Nokia product at MWC 2018

By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : January 19, 2018 3:31 pm

The company might launch Nokia 9 and Android Oreo (Go Edition) based Nokia 1.
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HMD Global has recently launched Nokia 6 (2018) earlier this month but did not unveil any device in the recently concluded CES event. Now it seems like the company is all set to unveil something awesome at the upcoming Mobile World Congress event to be held in Barcelona next month. The event will be held from February 26 to March 01 but it is not known on which date HMD will schedule its event.

The company’s Chief product officer, Juho Sarvikas, has teased the launches planned for the upcoming MWC on his official Twitter handle. He has confirmed the MWC 2018 attendance and also stated he is currently super busy due to preparation for the MWC event. The tweet reads, "Sorry for radio silence. Been super busy planning #MWC2018 . Please expect it to be awesome".  

 

 

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However, he did not unveil any name of the devices getting unveiled in the MWC event. But as per rumours, the company might launch Nokia 9 and Android Oreo (Go Edition) based Nokia 1. Apart from these two phones, the company is also said to launch the Nokia 4, Nokia 7, Nokia 8 (2018) and the 4G LTE-enabled model of the Nokia 3310 feature phone.

At last year's Mobile World Congress event in February, the company unveiled the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 in addition to the 2G variant of the redesigned Nokia 3310.

As per earlier reports, Nokia 9 device is expected to feature a 5.5-inch QHD bezel-less display with a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels. Other than this, the device is expected to powered by Snapdragon 835 processor and will run on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. Additionally, the device will come with 6/8GB RAM along with 64/128GB of storage space. The smartphone will be backed up by a 3800mAH battery with Qualcomm Quick-Charge 4 support.

On the camera front, the smartphone will sport a 12-megapixel dual Carl-Zeiss rear camera and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. The smartphone is also said to house a fingerprint scanner and will also feature an Iris Scanner as well. Further, the Nokia 9 will have IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. As for the dimensions, the Nokia 9 is said to measure 140.9 mm in length, 72.9 mm in width and 7.5 mm in depth.

On the other hand, Nokia 1 could boast an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and it will come equipped with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It is said to be powered by Snapdragon 212 chipset. It is likely to be priced at 5990 Rubbles, which roughly translate to Rs 6,550. The smartphone will be a part of recently-launched Android Oreo (Go Edition) programme.


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