New, mysterious Nokia X coming soon (likely not as an iPhone X rival)

New, mysterious Nokia X coming soon (likely not as an iPhone X rival)
After unveiling a few new smartphones at MWC 2018 - including the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 8 Sirocco (pictured above) - HMD Global is now getting ready to announce yet another handset, this time called Nokia X. 

Ads teasing the upcoming announcement of the Nokia X have already been spotted in China, where the new phone will be officially showcased later this month, on April 27. As you can notice below, the ads seemingly show renders of the new phone forming an X. Unfortunately, that doesn't reveal much about the device. 

Rumor has it that the Nokia X will have variants with 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM, and either Qualcomm Snapdragon, or MediaTek processors. It's also said that this could be a mid-range smartphone, though that's far from being confirmed.

At the moment, it's not clear if this new Nokia X is a handset made for the global market (and maybe the US, too), or just for Asia. In any case, what's really interesting is that, back in 2014, after Microsoft purchased Nokia's phone division, the company released several Android-based handsets called Nokia X, although all were low-end models that failed to impress and attract customers. 

Most probably, the new Nokia X has nothing to do with the old handsets. Also likely is that the X in the smartphone's name stands for ex, not for ten, as it does in the name of Apple's iPhone X. But we'll just have to wait and see what happens.


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21 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2443; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Where is the notch?

2. sgodsell

Posts: 6592; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There was already rumors of a Nokia 9 back in March. So naturally the Nokia X, is really going to be the 10.

18. prakash_shewani

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 05, 2016

So once again Seven ate Nine

3. gamehead unregistered

Hopefully it's non existent on this phone

13. SIGPRO

Posts: 2806; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nokia is not stupid, they know that the notch is a No Go!

4. gamehead unregistered

That's a nice looking phone. Nokia's previous phones dont look bad either

6. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

But its not even shown? Thats a bill board which has the teaser for Nokia X

14. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5467; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Haha to be honest, when I read the article and saw the picture in the corner of my eyes, I thought it was a leaked photo of the phone as well. But when you look at it, it's pretty clear that's a billboard

20. gamehead unregistered

LMFAO! I thought that was the phone! XD You know things are bad when billboards look better than phones.

11. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 898; Member since: May 07, 2014

That's not a phone, that's an advertising display.

21. gamehead unregistered

Someone informed me. Phone designs must be that crappy that billboards look good next to them.

5. rouyal

Posts: 1540; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Why would it stand for “ex”? Ex-what?

7. ramkr

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

ex gf.

8. tiz_meh

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

No notch, slim bezel all around. Apple should copy this.

9. mootu

Posts: 1266; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Errr! thats a billboard. The only view of the phone we see is from the side.

10. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 898; Member since: May 07, 2014

That's not a phone

12. SIGPRO

Posts: 2806; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Why mention the fruit company in every article....jeezzzz! Nokia used the the X brand name before the fruit company did.

15. Stranded87

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I think the Nokia X range actually did pretty well, at least in some regions.

16. vasta

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

You just had to write iPhone in the headline although Nokia has had phones carrying the moniker ‘X’ years before, didn’t you?

17. kakudiego

Posts: 117; Member since: May 21, 2014

So, according the PhoneArena Nokia X could be a high or mid or low end with snapdragon or mediatek, with 4 or 6 ram. How can you not guess anything right?

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