It seems like Nokia will be launching a new smartphone very soon in China, and will come with as close a proximity as this week. HMD Global has officially released invites to an event where the new smartphone will be released, piquing the interest of many as to which phone it might actually be.
The event will be launched on October 19, which is just a day away, there has been no official confirmation as to what the phone will be, with the only teaser of the phone appearing on the company’s TMALL store – a GIF that shows a phone with the popular bothie feature.
Some assume that since the feature was first available on the Nokia flagship, that it will be the Chinese release of the Nokia 8. Looking at the bezels that was shown in the teaser, it seems like the phone might either be the Nokia 8, or that the company will still be following the same traditional design ideology for the newly launched phone as well. If it is the case that the Nokia 8 gets launched in China, it will come with 6GB of RAM unlike the global variant.
The phone might likely be an updated version of the Nokia 8, with OZO audio as well 128GB of internal storage. This could also be the Nokia 7, but it that is not confirmed as well. The GIF on the website also mentions the word “qi” which refers to the Chinese number seven. The teaser also shows the ZEISS camera module which can be seen on the Nokia 8 as well.
It is expected that the phone will come with a 5.2-inch 1080p display and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 which is also found on the Moto X. The phone’s build is also said to consist of a metal frame with a glass or polycarbonate body. Some reports claim that there will be three variants of the Nokia 7 – 3GB RAM with 32GB, 4GB RAM with 32GB storage and the high-end 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage.
The “Qi” in the teaser could also mean that the phone will be capable of charging wirelessly via Qi wireless charging just like that iPhone 8 and iPhone X. This would make it the first Nokia smartphone to feature the technology.