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.

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24 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1694; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Nokia 9 needs to be announced by the end of October with release before Christmas or loose sales to the pixel 2, leaving it till MWC will have too much competition from. LG & Samsung.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't think the Pixel 2 will have any effect on high end Nokia smartphone sales. The Pixel line just isn't a huge seller.

9. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I'm old Nokia fan, but also I'm tired from so many entry level phones. I still using my old Nokia 808, but how long will wait for successor??? Enough Nokia 2,3,4,5,6,7. Bring something worthy! You start from mistakes of old Nokia company - too many entry level, no flagships. Is it so hard to understand Apple winning philosophy? Bring 2-3 models per year and that's it! That's how will bring in short time updates etc. I need flagship. And all old die hard Nokia fans are looking for the same!

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m an old, diehard Nokia fan, and I disagree with you. Yeah, we want a flagship, but some of us understand that the only smartphone manufacturer that can survive on introducing 2-3 models a year is Apple. Nokia understands this, and that’s why they are introducing handsets to cover every segment of the market (there is no Nokia 4 and 7, btw.). This is the old Nokia’s strategy, and it’s a smart one. Back in their Symbian heyday, Nokia ruled the market because of this strategy. They didn’t oversaturate the market, they provided just enough handsets at every price-point. The Nokia 8 is the current high end offering, and it’s a great one. It’s in-line with all of the current flagships, and competes comfortably against them, especially with the addition of the 6gig RAM/128gig ROM variant. As I said, I’m an old, diehard Nokia fan, and I don’t agree with you, so don’t ever assume that you speak for all of us.

14. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

You can't compare old Nokia days, where they had enough money to spend for all type of phones. Samsung is doing that and what? Two years at best update support, only on flagship devices and no even 10% of Apple profit. HMD, or Nokia or whatever do not have enough cash to cover all stupid segments - the other companies, especially Chinese are already there. So, you can be old, diehard Nokia fan, but definitely - not the clever one. And Nokia 8 is just another phone with SD835. NOTHING SPECIAL! Even the design is boring and not eye catching.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes I can compare, when they are using the same tactic that got them to the top in the first place. Samsung is also the largest smartphone vendor in the world by volume, and they do turn a profit on their smartphones. NO ONE can compete with Apple profit-wise. That has a whole lot to do with how little the cost of components are that make up each and every iPhone, and how expensive the finished product is. HMD obviously has more than enough cash to support their business tactics. You definitely don’t know “who” HMD is, what other company they’re apart of, or how their finances are. Just because you think the segments are stupid, doesn’t make it so. Fortunately, the truth doesn’t require your belief in it for it to be the truth. What, those that have lesser income and can’t afford a flagship smartphone shouldn’t be entitled to a smartphone at all? What kind of thinking is that? So you can CLAIM to be an old Nokia fan, but that obviously a lie, and you sure as hell don’t have any business sense. And newsflash: There is nothing “special” about most slab-like smartphones today. They all look the same. But to me, the Nokia 8 has a minimalist, no-nonsense design gets the job done. Don’t like the Nokia 8? Then don’t buy it. It’s that simple.

18. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Newsflash for you: that's why Nokia bankrupt in phone business the first time. I'm Nokia fan, but I'm not blind. Producing bunch of useless devices just ruin the brand name. Samsung have as many haters as fans. Nokia 6 is a good phone, but if it had sd660 or similar would sell like hell. Now is just interesting device, but no one with mid demand will buy such low device. On top of that is 5, then 3 and now rumored 2. Speaking for HMD showing your "business" sense - profane. The hype about Nokia proof my point - nothing special. Even when they use ZEISS brand. So far.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Now you’ve definitely proven that you don’t know what you’re talking about. Nokia got into trouble because of their deal with Microsoft’s Trojan horse Elop, using Windows Phones. They never went bankrupt using their own homegrown OS’s. I wouldn’t even say that you’re a Nokia fan, blind or not. A real Nokai fan knows the deal. You sound like a blind Apple fanboy. I don’t care about what Samsung has, and I’m pretty sure that Samsung could care less about their “haters”. The Nokia 6 is good Phone. Would as 600 series SD SoC have made it even better? Yep. But it’s still selling “like hell”, and I can provide links to back this up. Can you provide links to say it’s not selling? I doubt it. The Nokia 5, 3, and 2 each serve a different segment of the market from the 6. They are each at different price points in the market. Do you even know what the word profane means? Because you’re not using the word correctly. As for HMD, let me teach you a thing or two: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMD_Global The “hype” about Noka is well deserved. Just because you’re too blinded by the Apple Sauce to see this, doesn’t mean it isn’t so. Have you seen pics from Nokia branded smartphones using Zeiss lenses? Obviously not, or you would be saying that’s it’s “nothing special”.

20. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

First of all: Nokia was in trouble BEFORE troyan horse Steven Elop to became CEO. Former CEO was Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. That was BEFORE Windows phone. FACT! Second: Because i'm not worshipping every Nokia device, it douesnt mean that i'm not Nokia fan. I still have Nokia 808, Nokia 1020, Nokia 930. Third: Nokia 6 is selling well because it was first "new" Nokia phone, with decent specs, but nothing more. Provide some numbers if you can. You can't. At the end, you're the person who sounds like Apple or Samsung fanboy. You even don't know facts, but screams. According Nokia 8 - look at youtube - enough samples and reviews. Nothing WOW, nothing unique, as was Nokia N8, 808, 1020. Just a phone with decent camera. You can say the same even for OnePlus, Xiaomi etc. Anyway, i still keep hope for the big Nokia return.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

First of all: Nokia wasn’t in NEAR as much trouble before Elop arrived. They were STILL the number one smartphone manufacturer before then. FACT. Second: Because I’m not hating on Nokia Now doesn’t mean that I’m a blind Nokia fan. I have owned more Nokia devices than you have smartphones. Period. Third: I see that you now know that you’re not dealing with some idiot, and you decided to lay off of your #AlternativeFacts about the Nokia 6 not “selling like hell”. It’s selling out because it’s a good device, and I’d like to see you provide any actual numbers of any OEM’s smartphones sold. You can’t, because OEM’s aren’t announcing those numbers. What we hear about are analysts best guest. But what I can say is that with pre-registration orders in the millions before it was even released, it’s definitely doing well. At the end, you ARE and Apple fanboy. If I “didn’t know facts”, you wouldn’t have switched up your story about the Nokia 6 not “selling like hell”. I’ve looked at YouTube and reviews of the Nokia 6. The camera is awesome. The Nokia N8, 808 and Lumia 1020 were all “unique” because they were firsts in the industry, or being done when most, if not all, were not making smartphones with such incredible cameras with such high MP count. The Nokia 8 is has a great camera, and NO, you can’t get the same results with OnePlus or Xiaomi, etc. It’s doubtful that Nokia will ever be as prominent as they once were, but they sure will make a return to being one of the greats if they keep churning handsets with Excellent build quality, specs that are in-line with today’s offerings (for the segments of the market that they are in), and great cameras like on their flagships, like Nokia has been known for.

22. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

First: Nokia WAS already in Truble. Why then Elop arrives at first place?!? Moron, when you don't know, at least educate yourself!https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olli-Pekka_Kallasvuo Nokia share colapse to 31% from 48% isn't that trouble?!? Second: You don't know me and can't tell that you had more Nokia phones than me. Again moron, i'm 43 and i use Nokia since 2000 and my first device was 6210. Stupid kid! Third: I doubt that you even had one of the mentioned devices, as 808, 1020, 930 etc. I had and still have them. And the last thing you can call me Apple fan. You're worst then them. You're blinded, selfish, arogant and not at last place - stupid kid! STFU and go cry couse you can't be smarter. You'll stay stupid.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can always tell when someone is losing an argument, because they always resort to name calling first. Now, since you’ve taken it there first, I’m going to expose you for the idiot that you truly are: http://www.communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2013/09/the-full-story-of-nokia-and-microsoft-how-we-got-here-and-why-microsoft-will-fail-with-nokia-handset.html Elop got there because the Nokia board has 1 billion reasons to bring him aboard and go the exact route that he wanted it to go, all to appease Microsoft. Learn a thing or two first before coming at me. That way you won’t look like the idiot that you’re already known to be. I can see that reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit. NOWHERE in what I posted did I say that Nokia wasn’t in trouble. I said they were not in NEAR as much trouble until AFTER Elop took over. Learn to comprehend what I type. I can see that English clearly isn’t your first language, but they do have Google and Bing Translate to help you out with this stuff. Second: YOU don’t know me, and you don’t know sht. I’m 45, and I was using Nokia handsets since the 90’s. Kinda makes you look like even more of an idiot than you already are, junior. Third: I don’t give not a single, solitary fck what you believe and don’t believe about me. You think I believe anything that you’re saying? All you are is some random stranger on the internet that got his thong twisted because I choose to support Nokia. You are a blind Apple fanboy that clearly doesn’t know how to use the word “selfish” properly in a sentence, and you don’t even know how to spell the word “arrogant”. Now take your triggered-because-I-put-you-in-your-place btch@$$ over there and sit in the corner facing the wall until you learn to respect your elders and gain some type of intelligence, because right now, you’re proving that an amoeba has more intelligence than you do.

24. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

You're nice poppy. Junior can tell to your dog, cause you're unable to have kids - or you're gay. To argue with someone,he must be at least near to my IQ level, to understand my arguments. Obviously you're not. So, it is pointless to argue with you. You may be 2 years older, but that douesn't make you smarter. FACT - you can't understand where are Nokia mistakes and when Nokia start falling. No more wirds. Ако беше Българин, да съм ти размазал фасона. Translate this baby boy.

25. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

And your nick is speaking for yourself - psychologically proven, people that calls themself genius are dumb as a tree. Right, my dear meanestgenius?

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

See comment #26.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! I’ve clearly triggered you into a rage filled frenzy! Your spelling has even gotten worse, if that’s possible, and you’re babbling like a whole baboon. Do continue to show how immature and how lacking you are in intelligence while I lmmfao @ you.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD is using the tried and true Nokia strategy of having smartphones available at every aspect of the market, without having 10 variants of the same phone. Sound business strategy.

4. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

And so far they have a nice, clear, and easy to understand naming strategy to differentiate them all. I have to call out Samsung on this as their "all over the map" naming of many of their phones has been a confusing mess over the years.

5. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Yeah, some new guy that got banned was complaining about Nokia already oversaturating, when Samsung ruined the J series by releasing six goddamn tiers in what was supposed to be an affordable upper-entry level series.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

That "new guy" is actually an old memwber, mxyzptlk. Aka flash, mxyzptlkZ, batmite, and now, Wario and Wario2.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22082; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. 100% agree.

8. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Nokia are living an kind of limbo here in West.Waiting these smartphones hit here in Brazil.

17. Pigaro

Posts: 87; Member since: May 15, 2016

When I see Nokia 3, I know Nokia 2 will be a mess,

28. thealphageek2

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Nokia coming in hard with the releases.

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