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HMD Global posts event invite - new devices expected

Barry Allen
Barry Allen

HMD Global has finally broken its silence on the numerous phone launches which many users have been eagerly waiting for. The company posted the event invite on Twitter. The event is scheduled to take place on December 5 in Dubai where the smartphone maker is expected to announce three different devices.

Taking a closer look at the event invite image, we can see three different devices, two with notch designs & one without it. We are expecting that the event invite is for Nokia 9, Nokia 8.1 Plus & Nokia 2. Given Nokia’s history, these three phones will cater to three different categories, High-End Flagship, Mid-Range & Low-End budget respectively. Let's break down each device and take a look at the specifications.

Disclaimer: These are just preliminary specifications & may change once the devices are officially unveiled.

Nokia 9

Nokia 9 from HMD Global is set to compete with OnePlus 6T, Mi Mix 3 & other devices from the flagship category. It will feature top of the line hardware and will be a successor to Nokia 8 launched last year. Nokia 9 will be the first device to come out with five cameras set up on the back & will have an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. Like previous smartphones from Nokia, these new devices are rumoured to be a part of Android One Program by Google.

Nokia 9 render credits: @onleaks/@91mobiles
Nokia 9 Render ©@onleaks/@91mobiles

Technical Specifications :

  • 5.9” QHD+ AMOLED 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Adreno 630
  • 5 Camera Set up (Rear) with Zeiss Optics
  • 12MP Selfie Cam
  • Aluminium Body with Glass Front
  • 8GB RAM
  • Dual Band WiFi & Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type C
  • 4150 mAh battery
  • Fast Charging
  • Android Pie

Nokia 8.1 (Plus)

Nokia 8.1 from HMD Global is the same as the Nokia X7 launched recently in China with just a change in the name. This device is set to compete with other mid-range devices in the same price bracket.

Nokia X7 released in China
Nokia 8.1 (Nokia X7) ©Nokia

Technical Specifications

  • 6.18” FHD+ IPS LCD Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM710
  • Adreno 616
  • 4/6 GB of RAM & 64/128GB Storage
  • 12MP + 13MP Rear Camera Set up; Zeiss Optics
  • 20MP front Selfie cam
  • Dual Band WiFi & Bluetooth 5.0
  • 3500 mAh battery
  • Fast Charging
  • Android Pie
Nokia's line of Android One Smartphones
Nokia Android One Program ©Nokia ©HMD_Global

Nokia 2.1 Plus

The Nokia 2.1 Plus will be an upgrade to the last year’s Nokia 2. It will have upgraded internals and some other minor tweaks. The specifications for the device are very scarce but its suppose to be an improved 2.1 launched earlier this year.

Nokia 2.1 image for representation purposes
Nokia 2.1 Plus ( Not the actual Product). Image for representation purposes only ©Nokia

Technical Specifications: 

  • 5.5” HD IPS Display Panel
  • 1GB RAM with 16GB Storage
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • 8MP Rear Camera
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • Android Oreo

Related: Nokia joins the Android One Program 

Pricing & Availability

When and where these devices will be available for purchase is still unknown. We will have to wait for the launch event from the company to find out about pricing and availability.