HMD working to bring one more smartphone on the market alongside Nokia 2
It looks like the Nokia 2 might not be the only smartphone HMD plans to launch in the coming months. Press renders of what appears to be HMD's cheapest Android smartphone leaked online last week, but we still don't know when exactly the Nokia 2 will be officially unveiled.
Two unknown Nokia smartphones have been recently certified in China, which go by the codenames TA-1041 and TA-1042. Both devices listed at the Chinese regulatory commission have quick charge, something that only the Nokia 8 features.
The presence of quick charge support suggests that these aren't going to be entry-level smartphones. Unfortunately, one or both of these devices could very well be different versions of the Nokia 8 (possibly for China).
Still, another piece of information that seems to confirm HMD is working on another Android smartphone besides the Nokia 2 comes from Roland Quandt, a reputable source of tech info.
According to him, another Nokia smartphone will be launched by HMD soon, apart from the Nokia 2. It could very well be the rumored Nokia 9 or a slightly downgraded version of the current flagship, which might be launched as Nokia 7.
I guess we'll learn much more about HMD's plans in the coming weeks, especially that the October 5th date appears in the leaked picture of the Nokia 2. It might be an indication that the Finnish company has something to announce next month.