HMD Global, the new home of Nokia smartphones has already sent press invites for an event on May 29 in Russia. The Finnish upstart company has now stated on Twitter that it has ‘some new stuff to share’ at the event. The hashtag used by the company is #ChargedUp, which points out a device with a big battery or with fast charging capabilities. However, HMD did not reveal what the hashtag actually means and there’s no info on which smartphone it’s going to launch at the event.
Most likely, the Nokia X6 will go global at the event alongside the upgraded versions of the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. Like the Nokia 6.1, HMD is long-rumoured to introduced 2018 version of the entry-level Nokia 3 and mid-range Nokia 5 smartphones.
The Nokia 3.1 was recently spotted in a user agent’s profile, while the existence of Nokia 5.1 was teased by HMD’s CPO Juho Sarvikas himself. But the specifications and details of both the smartphones is still a mystery.
The original Nokia 3 was launched with a MediaTek processor, and the same might continue this year too. HMD Global might go with the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC on the smartphone, which is a decent chipset with various AI capabilities. The Nokia 5.1, on the other hand, might come with Snapdragon 450 chipset, which is significantly better than the Snapdragon 430 SoC used on the original Nokia 5.
Having said that, there may not be any other smartphones launching at the event because we haven’t seen leaks about other Nokia smartphones. It’s highly unlikely of Nokia launching a flagship smartphone with Snapdragon 845 chipset at the event. The Nokia X6, on the flip side, was recently unveiled at an event in China and the company confirmed to bring it to global markets very soon. In India, the Nokia X6 will sit between the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus smartphones and could be priced around Rs 22,000.
Nokia X6 specifications
On the specifications front, the dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia X6 runs Android 8.1 Oreo and features a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with up to 6GB of RAM, and has a dual rear camera setup with a primary 16-megapixel RGB sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel monochrome sensor, featuring a f/2.0 aperture. On the front, the handset has a 16-megapixel camera sensor with a f/2.0 aperture. Both camera sensors work with preloaded AI features and come with HDR support. Besides, the smartphone has up to 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) and packs a 3060mAh battery.
Alongside the Nokia X6 global variant, as we mentioned, there are rumours around the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, and Nokia 5 refreshes that are likely to be the upgrades of the models that debuted last year. HMD Global also recently came in the headlines for preparing the Nokia 3.1 with a dual camera setup. This could also arrive at the May 29 launch event.