HMD Global has had a good year in terms of smartphone launches for Nokia. Now, HMD Global is all set to host its launch event in Dubai on December 5, which is today and it is expected to launch as many as three smartphones. The Dubai event of HMD Global is set to begin at 8:30pm IST today. The Finnish company has another event scheduled for December 10 in India where it is expected to launch the same devices.
The company’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas had previously tweeted an event teaser with the caption #ExpectMore. The photo shows off the side panel of three smartphones, and according to a report on NokiaPowerUser, these phones could be the Nokia 2.1 Plus, Nokia 8.1 and the flagship Nokia 9. Increasing the exposure of the image reveals that the smartphones on the left and the center seem to sport a notched display, while the one on the right does not seem to have one.
The Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 2.1 Plus are expected to sport a notched display. It is likely that the Nokia 2.1 Plus will be an entry-level smartphone, whereas the Nokia 8.1 will be placed in the upper mid-range, and likely to sport dual rear cameras with ZEISS lens. The Nokia 8.1 is apparently the rebranded version of the Nokia X7 that was recently launched in China and is expected to replace the Nokia 7 Plus in India.
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) November 15, 2018
The Nokia 9, on the other hand, has been churning the rumor mill for quite some time now. From what we know so far, the smartphone will sport a penta-camera setup at the back, yes, you read that right, five cameras. It will also be powered by flagship hardware, which includes a 5.9-inch QHD+ display, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM, and more.
While details about the camera aren’t available at the moment, we will have to wait until the launch event late today when Nokia finally takes the wraps off the smartphone. Also, there is no word on the pricing and availability, and those details will also be known post the launch event.