Global smartphone sales growth will slow down in 2018 — TrendForce

Posted February 15, 2018

At the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018 later this month, HMD Global is expected to launch a range of Nokia-branded devices.

The entry-level member of HMD Global's Android-powered Nokia revival is on its way to the UK. We're yet to see any new Nokia device in 2018, but with MWC being just around the corner, it's logical to expect a few devices, namely the Nokia 9, the Nokia 7, and an LTE-enabled 3310. The sources go on to claim that these anticipated Nokia phones will be joined by 1-2 more devices around the same time. But if you're keen to know when these phones will be headed to India, a new report suggests Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 9 and Nokia 1 will be released in India in April. He revealed that Nokia has jumped to the eleventh spot on the global smartphone brand list in latest numbers for Q4 2017. Cupertino is preparing three new iPhones for the second half of 2018, while Nokia phones will grow mostly due to its production lines being positioned in India, giving it an advantage in price against other low-end and mid-range players. It it is the lastest Android Software from Google and arrives in as build V4.84A for the Nokia 8.

While many speculate that this is the Nokia 9, the probability of the Nokia 7 Plus launching before the 9 are higher, hence, it could be an HMD Global employee testing the Nokia 7 Plus.

The Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo update is over 1.5GB in size, and its package is downloadable only via an active Wi-Fi connection. Both sensors have an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 76.9-degree wide-angle lens and accompanied with a dual-tone LED flash and an IR rangefinder. The devices come packed with a 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 630 chipset, 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB storage, 16MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera and a 3000mAh battery with fast charging support.