Nokia posts photos captured with "the most awaited phone" ahead of unveiling

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All eyes are on HMD Global, as the Finnish company is expected to unveil a brand new smartphone on August 21. Although many believe HMD will introduce a flagship like the Nokia 9, it's quite possible that the handset maker will launch the Nokia X6, a smartphone that's exclusive to the Chinese market at the moment.

Not to mention that the event is scheduled to take place in India, so we're actually talking about “the most awaited phone” for the Indian market. After announcing the launch event last week, HMD has decided to further increase the hype around the phone by posting several pictures from “Lakme Fashion Week,” which were captured with “the most awaited phone.”


All pictures have been posted on Nokia Mobile India's official Instagram account and can be found at the source link below. HMD Global has no plans for IFA 2018, which means no new device will be announced at the trade fair later this month.

However, new Nokia smartphones are likely to be announced soon after IFA 2018, although we're still not sure whether or not HMD will bring another flagship to the market by the end of the year.

source: Nokia Mobile India (Instagram) via Nokiamob

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30 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I hope it's not $1000 again -_-

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Spoiler alert... It's $999

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This will not be a flagship phone or the Nokia 9.

2. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Wow Nokia 1100 returning!!!!

3. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Yes launching a worldwide flagship phone would not take place in India? London, or Europe yes?

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1246; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Please let it be the Nokia 9!

9. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Please let it be Nokia supporting the US market. We need more stock Android phones and Nokia is not making much of an impact in the US market.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22491; Member since: May 28, 2014

Doubtful. More than likely it’s the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) global launch starting out in India. There will be a version for other places around the world, like the U.S., even though HMD has been doing very well without much of a presence in the U.S. (Nokia 6, 6.1, 2, 3.1 are all available in the U.S., though).

14. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

US is part of the world, so that means that users shouldn't miss out on a selection of phones that are affordably priced. Even other users have chimed in that Nokia should have more of a presence in the US. A few phones that a couple are incremental changes of each other isn't enough. By US, I mean sold here with an actual US warranty.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22491; Member since: May 28, 2014

Except that there are Nokia smartphones that are available in the U.S. right now, and I gave a list of them that are actually sold here with a U.S. warranty. Funny how you conveniently overlooked that part. By the way, who said that the U.S. isn’t part of the world? And the difference between the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 2 are more than a few “incremental changes”. But I guess, going by your logic, that smartphones with a few “incremental changes” like the S9/S9+, iPhone 8/8+ and some others aren’t “enough” either. HMD also has a larger presence outside of the U.S. because that’s where they are most popular and sell the most handsets. This is something that held true even in Nokia’s Symbian days. You go where the most money is for your company first, and then you branch out, which is exactly what HMD is doing. That’s just business 101.

19. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I stand by with what I said before. You don't have to challenge something I've said just because I said it. There's no reason why Nokia can't release more devices here in the US. Even Crispin agrees, but you just can't stand it if someone goes against something you said. And for some people, the S8 to S9 is an incremental update, but much more substantial than anything Apple did with the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 8. No, that's just MG Forced Opinion 101.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22491; Member since: May 28, 2014

And I stand by what I said, and I stand by the fact that this is an open forum and I can challenge anything that anyone says here, especially when what you say has fabrications in it. You just can’t stand someone is gong.against something that you said. HMD has devices in the U.S. already, and is already working on releasing more here. (Nokia 6.1 Plus for starters). You just can’t stand the fact that they release more devices overseas because that’s where they make more of their money from. It’s simple business 101, but I wouldn’t expect you to begin to understand that. Oh, and Nokia doesn’t do smartphones anymore. You seem to have s real problem with the facts. And don’t think I didn’t notice how you totally avoided the part of comment when I corrected you when I let you know that the Nokia 6.1 is more than an incremental update compared to the Nokia 2. As usual, you’re just trying to force your views on everyone, and anyone that doesn’t agree with you and challenged your statement is wrong in your eyes.

26. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You say it's an open forum, yet you pitch a fit every time you see a comment that you disagree with. It's only an open forum when it's convenient for you. HMD doesn't have much of a presence in the US, which even Crispin agreed with. Lol you just don't want to admit that most of the Nokia phones are incremental changes between each other. That's just the fact of the matter.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22491; Member since: May 28, 2014

It’s an open forum, so I can challenge any comment I don’t agree with. That’s the way it works. It’s convenient for everyone. You just have a problem with your comments being challenged. I even mentioned that HMD doesn’t have much of a presence in the U.S. I also mentioned how it’s been that way since Nokia smartphones used Symbian. Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit, lol. You also failed to mention that HMD has been proving that you don’t necessarily need to have much of prescience in the U.S. to grow sales and market share. You just don’t want to admit that EVERY OEM makes incremental updates from one smartphone to the next nowadays. Your precious Google is no exception. But the Nokia 2 to the Nokia 6.1 isn’t an incremental update. That’s just the fact of the matter.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22491; Member since: May 28, 2014

This subject was already done (kind of) in an article here: https://www.phonearena.com/news/nokia-announcing-new-flagship-phone-nokia-9-august-21_id107853 This is going to be the start of the global launch of the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

8. khalid3333

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 14, 2017

i hope it will not a stock android

12. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It will be stock like the Essential phone.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22491; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia smartphones by HMD have always been stock Android, even before the Essential Phone was released.

18. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't think that was necessary information.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22491; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don’t care what you think is and isn’t necessary.

27. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You cared enough to respond.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22491; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, YOU cared enough to respond to me in the first place. Chock that up to me living rent free in your brain.

10. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

New 1020?

21. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yup, beat me to it. It's the successor to the 808 and 1020. And please Nokia, no notch.

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