Nokia confirms 'a mix of smart and feature phones' to be announced at IFA 2019

Nokia confirms 'a mix of smart and feature phones' to be announced at IFA 2019
Exclusive Nokia brand licensee HMD Global didn't exactly offer many details about its plans for a September 5 product launch event a couple of weeks ago, merely highlighting the company's delight to head for Berlin for its first-ever presence at the IFA trade show.

But now Nokia Mobile is back with a short IFA 2019 teaser video on Twitter, and although this is also extremely cryptic, the text accompanying it confirms a "mix of smart and feature phones" will be introduced to the world next Thursday. That certainly sounds like Nokia, which similarly unveiled a whole bunch of Android smartphones and a single "dumb" handset model at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in February.

Today's 15-second teaser seems to be focusing on one specific device slated for a September 5 announcement in the capital city of Germany, but for the life of us, we can't figure out exactly what Nokia is hinting at here. Bright new colors? A dual-tone design of some sort? A circular camera setup? It's all a blur, but on the bright side, a number of credible sources, tipsters, and publications have been anticipating Nokia 5.2, 6.2, and 7.2 releases for several months now. 

That means the high-end Nokia 9 PureView is unlikely to get a sequel just yet, and that intriguing 5G-enabled "value flagship" probably needs to wait as well. But the Nokia 7.2 looks pretty exciting for a mid-ranger, with a triple rear camera arrangement possibly including a 48MP primary sensor, a respectable Snapdragon 660 processor, and a discreet waterdrop-style notch allegedly in tow. 

Meanwhile, the Nokia 6.2 could arrive with a hole punch display, the same Snapdragon 660 SoC, and a combination of 20, 8, and 5MP rear shooters. Finally, the 5.2 is naturally expected to offer the humblest specs of the bunch, likely including a lower-res screen with a wider notch than the 7.2, as well as a slower chipset, and a dual camera system on its back.

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