Almost every Android OEM has now introduced their version of a gaming smartphone with the exception of Nokia. The HMD-owned company has revealed that it’s working on a smartphone designed specifically for mobile gamers.
Nokia Mobile’s Indian handle on Tuesday revealed on Twitter that it might soon launch a “phone you can game on”. The teaser includes a 10-second video showcasing game scenarios followed by the outline of a smartphone with blue lights along the three edges.
Now before you get too excited, we remind you that Nokia has a reputation to hype up its mid-range phones with overselling taglines like it did with the Nokia 6.1 Plus by calling it “the most awaited phone”. This could also be the alleged Nokia 8.1 Plus or Nokia 7.1 Plus which have been on the rumours latest with no-nonsense notches and there’s a chance we could see any one of them get to be a gamer-centric smartphone.
Until now, Nokia hasn’t had any word about gaming on a smartphone nor has the HMD-owned brand added any gaming-related features to its smartphones as Huawei and Nubia have. With a cryptic teaser like this, there’s a huge chance that Nokia is teasing the budget-friendly Nokia 5.1 Plus which packs in the mid-range Mediatek Helio P60 processor with 3GB RAM.
Gaming smartphones have come a long way ever since the inception of the Razer Phone which released last year with a 120Hz display and flagship specs. It has since been followed up with the launch of Xiaomi’s Black Shark, Nubia Red and Asus ROG gaming smartphones this year.