HMD Global which currently owns the license to manufacture and sell Nokia phones is likely to unveil a new device in the coming days. It is expected to launch the Nokia X Android smartphone on April 27 as per latest reports.
As per an advertisement in China, the latest smartphone may be unveiled in China on April 27. It is also expected that HMD Global will launch the smartphone for the global market soon after the China lunch. As per a report by ITHome, the latest advertisement to feature the upcoming smartphone reportedly shows tow smartphones in a cross pose to form the letter “X”. The report has also claimed that the upcoming device could be a mid-range smartphone targeted for use by professionals and working individuals. The report also indicated that HMD Global may bring back the original Nokia X with some revamped features that were launched in 2014.
The original Nokia X turned out to be a disaster for the company since it did not support the Google Play store. It was the first entry-level smartphone of Nokia to run on Android OS but since it did not support the Google Play store the smartphone failed miserably in the global markets.
Coming to the upcoming Nokia X, it is still not clear whether the company will launch the device only for the Asian markets after the China launch or a global launch will be announced later. The specifications and features of the upcoming device are also unknown so far but we are expecting a word from HMD Global very soon regarding the launch event.
Meanwhile, the Android 8.1 Oreo update was recently rolled out by HMD Global for the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 7 Plus devices. Both the devices along with the Nokia 8 Sirocco were launched in India last month running on Android 8.0 out of the box.The latest Android 8.1 update is now available over the air (OTA) in India. It is likely to be rolled out in other countries in the coming days.