Nokia teases revival of the Nokia N8 for China, set to be unveiled soon

HMD Global’s next revival could see the return of the Nokia N name. Ever since the Finnish company acquired the rights to the Nokia brand, it has chosen to take advantage of some of the company’s more historical devices.

With Nokia’s return last year, HMD Global chose to revive the popular Nokia 3310, while earlier on this year, at MWC, the brand introduced an updated Nokia 8110, also known as the banana phone. Now, however, just two short months later, it appears the popular brand could be about to revive yet another device.

In a teaser dropped over on its official Weibo account, HMD Global-controlled Nokia hinted at a possible launch between April 27 and May 2 of an all new Nokia N series smartphone. No specific name was mentioned, although the message was accompanied by an image of the original Nokia N8, suggesting an updated version could be just around the corner. If this is the case, it appears likely that the device will remain exclusive to China. Although if popular enough, HMD Global may go on to launch the smartphone elsewhere.

The new Nokia N teaser comes just before the brand is set to revive the Nokia X name, with the introduction of the Nokia X6 that recently leaked in a number of hands-on images. The upcoming device looks set to boast a tall, 19:9 display that will also feature a notch up top while, on the rear of the new handset, a dual-camera setup will be featured.

Nokia is yet to confirm any of the new revivals officially, but with the upcoming Nokia X6 set to be revealed later today according to recent information, and the Nokia N possibly seeing its announcement any day now, it should only be a matter of time before the existence of both devices, or lack thereof, is confirmed.

source: Weibo (translated) via: Gizchina



1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Ask Motorola what happens when you release too many phones.

5. Venom

Posts: 3674; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. They're releasing way too many phones. They are going to stagnate.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22188; Member since: May 28, 2014

No disrespect to Motorola, but they are not Nokia, and they don’t have the brand loyalty that Nokia does, especially overseas. I doubt we will see any type of stagnation out of Nokia branded smartphones from them reviving the “N” Series name.

13. Venom

Posts: 3674; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't think he said anything about them being Nokia. He just made a very reasonable comparison. Stagnation is very much possible when you release too many devices.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22188; Member since: May 28, 2014

He clearly was comparing Nokia to Motorola in his comment. Reread his comment. I made a very reasonable comment by saying what I said due to Nokia’s brand loyalty, and stagnation is very much off the table for them now due to that and their sales.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22188; Member since: May 28, 2014

com·pare [kəmˈper] VERB estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between. "individual schools compared their facilities with those of others in the area" · [more] synonyms: contrast · [more] (compare something to) point out the resemblances to; liken to. "her novel was compared to the work of Daniel Defoe" synonyms: liken · equate · [more] (compare something to) draw an analogy between one thing and (another) for the purposes of explanation or clarification. That’s the definition of compare, from which the word “comparison” comes from. I posted the definition because you seem to need help understanding what it means. He was obviously saying Nokia will be like Motorola, hence my response. You only have a problem with what I said because it was me that said it, as usual.

11. TypicalGeek

Posts: 215; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Huawei and Xiaomi have almost 50 models in their lines nobody bats an eye, HMD releases 20 phones everybody loses their effing minds.

12. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Nokia have always been like this. they are doing fine.

16. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Do you know that HMD are growing, right? And do you know that the old models being revived are selling like hot cakes, right? Now think: how a camera-centric phone that made history cannot sell well? Search for 3310 sales and think again.

18. geordie8t1

Posts: 305; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Many of these phones are catering to different markets, so while they may be releasing a lot of handsets, u wont usually find them all on sale in the same country....

2. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

These will be only popular if introduce some new design language succesor to Nokia N series or bring back Old N series languge design with fresh new updated ergonomic and aesthetic design like sony do it on their xperia smartphones and Price it competitively within every global market with good line of products specs range from bottom to top line of device with some good nokia software tweak feature on stock android like Xperia UI,Sense UI or oxygen os or cynagenmod os or like motorola gestures,action or skin android replicating Symbian os,Meego os or Salfish os or touchwiz or LG Ui or Miui,Emui.

3. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

double post,cant delete ipa beside nice purple colour Nokia N8 series phone.

4. vasta

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I’m pretty sure there’s no connection between Nseries and the device/devices launched this weekend. Just a coincidence with the date is the only thing alluded here.

6. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I remember first learning about anodized alluminum when a co worker had the original back in 2010.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22188; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looking forward to seeing what these revived N-Series named Nokia branded phones are all about. It would be awesome if they brought a design with them that was reminiscent of the N-Series of old.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

The N8, it was the best camera phone back then, 12MP xenon flash. Still have one.

17. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Sensor size: 1/1.83 inch was really good and i still have mine but what was the pixel size ?

10. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Why is HMD diluting it's line! Having phones range from 1 to 10 with new models being named after their year of launch, is the perfect simplistic approach! Plus it allows them to maintain software support on all of their devices. Man I hope all the X and N stuff are just one off limited edition phones.

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