HMD sends out invites for Nokia MWC 2018 event

Pablo Tucker
January 19, 2018

The invitation follows a teaser by HMD Global's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas on Thursday, when he said HMD Global had something major planned for MWC 2018.

HMD has not revealed any detail about the launch of any specific smartphone.

While we suspected HMD would launch Nokia phones at MWC, the connected home tease could show the brand branching out beyond handsets alone, and entering the crowded-but-developing smart home space. It is only reasonable to expect the Nokia 9, which is the next big flagship offering. Been super busy planning #MWC2018. The next instalment of MWC is scheduled for February in Barcelona, and Nokia is excited about this one, the obvious reasons being a series of smartphones that are due from the HMD-Global led company. "Please expect it to be awesome [sic]", Sarvikas tweeted. As we mentioned, the Finnish company could also announce a 4G variant of the Nokia 3310 that recently emerged on TENAA certification site with Android-based YunOS.

The device in question has a 3000 mAH battery and thus can be either of Nokia 6 2018 and Nokia 7. Nokia 9 is rumoured to come with a 5.5-inch LG-made OLED display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 128GB storage. The smartphone is already rumoured to have top-notch specifications and features such as a dual selfie camera setup and a thin-bezel display. But we will update you when we will get more information about it.

There's also some talk of the China-only Nokia 7 breaking free and going global at the MWC 2018. Interestingly, Nokia 3310 (4G) could run Yun OS, which is an Android-based mobile operating system developed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

However, an official invitation to the "Home of Nokia phones" at MWC also hints at a connected home product.

While the world was hoping for a stellar high-end Android Nokia phone, HMD Global released a bevy of entry-level and midrange devices in the Nokia 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7.

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