HMD Global has distributed a teaser in China for a not yet released Nokia smartphone. This shows a Nokia X; it also becomes clear when the phone is unveiled. The introduction of this unknown smartphone is planned on 27 April 2018.
Nokia X smartphone
The X, we have heard a lot about this last year. For example, Apple has introduced the iPhone X as a 10-year anniversary edition of the iPhone. Samsung also has a Galaxy X in development. Although it was assumed for a long time that this was the foldable smartphone, the Galaxy X could also be the successor of the recently launched Galaxy S9. In all cases, the X represents a premium model, which suggests that the Nokia X also becomes a top model.
Finally, a new flagship device from the Finnish manufacturer has been discussed for a long time. We have seen many names pass by. First, it was assumed that this smartphone would get the model name Nokia 9. Logically, the Nokia 8 was the top model at the time.
In the meantime, however, HMD Global has released the Nokia 8 Sirocco, and there are more and more sounds about a developing Nokia 10. Can this be the mysterious Nokia X 2018? Does HMD Global choose, like Apple, to express the number 10 in Roman? It sounds plausible.
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Although it can not be ruled out at present that it will be a middle-class smartphone, in 2014, Microsoft also had a Nokia X in the range, but it was a budget phone.
Since the teaser is only distributed in China, it seems plausible that the Nokia X will initially only be introduced there. A strategy that HMD Global uses more often. In most cases, an international introduction follows a month or two / three later. Do not assume that you can buy the Nokia X directly. Unfortunately, there is usually a long time between the introduction date and the actual sales start.
Nokia 2018 smartphones
At the MWC 2018, HMD Global introduced four new smartphones, the cheap Nokia 1, the Nokia 6 2018 model, the Nokia 7 Plus, and the new top model, the Nokia 8 Sirocco. In addition, a Nokia 8110 feature phone was also introduced.
With these smartphone models, Nokia knows how to operate the bottom and middle segments. The top of the market is covered with the Nokia 8 Sirocco, which has a suggested retail price of € 750, including VAT. A real top model of the suit and bite €900 is still missing. Can the Nokia X 2018 take this place? We will have the answer in about two weeks.