While we are just less than a month away from the launch of the Nokia flagships, Nokia Mobile Taiwan has posted an image teasing the launch of a new upper-midrange phone.
The first thing the post mentions is that this new phone will have an 19:9 display, which confirms the presence of a notch. If you zoom in closer into the image in the second post, you can see that notch. This is very similar to what we have seen on the Nokia X7, whose front panel was leaked a few days ago. The same leak also said that the phone will be launched on September 15 (which is 9 days from today). Now, that Nokia Mobile have teased the image themselves, it could well be the launch date.
We expect it to be the Nokia Phoenix, which is believed to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710. Recently, Hikari Calyx also tweeted about a Nokia device codenamed PNX/Phoenix which was spotted in the metadata from the FIH update server in China. Today, he has tweeted again that the production build software for Nokia Phoenix has been found on FIH OTA server. Nokia Phoenix has also been spotted in the AR Core supported list of devices in the APK teardown by Android Police. The device goes by the name phoenix_sprout (shown in the image below) which also indicates that it is an Android One device. Stay tuned for the exact launch dates and more!
Nokia Mobile Taiwan is also conducting an event, wherein the participants have to comment which Nokia phone(s) they've used in the past. Five lucky winners will get a new Nokia 8110 4G. Winners will be announced on four dates - September 11, 18, 25 and October 1.
That was for the fans. Now, what about HMD Global employees? Nokia Mobile has an event for their employees too! HMD employees have to fill in their info here. The Winners will be getting tickets for a round trip between Taiwan and Finland, to see the "Aurora". Winners' list will be announced on October 5th. So they'll be going to Finland in the first/second week of October.
With Nokia Mobile Taiwan arranging for a trip to Finland during October, makes us wonder if this could be for the launch event of the Nokia flagships, which is rumoured to be around early October. Finland, the home country for both Nokia and HMD Global, would be the right place to launch their flagships. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!UPDATE:
This could be about the Nokia 5.1 plus launch and not the Nokia Phoenix which we thought it to be. We just checked the Nokia Mobile Taiwan website and noticed that Nokia 5.1 plus is not yet launched in the country. It is most likely that Nokia Mobile could be teasing the launch of Nokia 5.1 plus. Also as per The Liberty Times, Nokia Mobile has sent out invitations to Media in Taiwan for a launch event which will be held sometime in September.
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