HMD confirms more smartphones are coming this year, but there will never be a Nokia 4


Finnish company HMD Global is in the process of making its new Nokia smartphones available worldwide. The reception of the devices has been so warm that HMD has troubles in providing enough stock for many retailers and carriers across the globe.

However, come mid-July, all three Nokia smartphones that HMD promised to release on the market by the end of June should be available for purchase in just about every country where the company sells its devices.

Moving forward, HMD plans to launch even more smartphones, but there are no plans for any Android tablets. In an interview for a Finnish publication, Pekka Rantala, Marketing Director at HMD, said that his company is entirely focused on smartphone production and there will be no new tablets launched this year.

When asked about the rumored Nokia 9, he didn't give a clear answer, but he did say that HMD has a logical naming system and that we should expect new smartphones after Nokia 6 and prior to Nokia 3. He also confirmed that there would never be a Nokia 4 coming from HMD since the number is considered unfortunate in Asia.

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9 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2153; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Good to know.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

No Nokia 4? Does HMD do so because of that number being a somewhat sign of badluck or death in a certain country?

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2235; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Did you not read the article? I'm just wondering since it mentions the reason.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I read it and yes it does mention it. I was just trying to be sarcastic. :)

5. tommy_vercetti

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

nokia never made a phone with 4. there was 1xxxx, 2xxxx, 3xxxx, 4xxxx, n91,2,3,5 n81,2,3,5 etc. but never 4xxxx, n94, n74, n84, n64 wtc

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2235; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Nokia 3410, 5140i, 5140, 6234,6124, C5-04, and 114. Also, the Lumia 435 was branded as a Nokia in certain markets. Edit: The reason HMD isn't using 4 is because the number 4 is bad luck in Asian countries as the article above states, if anyone even reads the articles anymore. But Nokia itself (before the mobile division was licensed by HMD) is a Finnish company and therefore never thought that 4 was a bad number.

8. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Waiting for 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15.16 etc. Love for #NOKIA

9. rocker91

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

I hope they bring back N series N9 seriously need a successor

10. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

See what happened to OnePlus when they considered number 4 unlucky and skipped it. Number 4 is tired of their sh*t and wrecking karma

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