HMD Global will be present at #Berlin #IFA congress

Berlin IFA is so close, and we still didn’t hear anything about HMD Global and Nokia devices being there. HMD has just presented its first Nokia top model and it would be a shame not to show it at IFA, since many competitors will be there. So, I started snooping around and have sent few emails that confirmed the presence of HMD at the mentioned congress. But, HMD won’t be there by itself, but rather with partners like ZEISS and Deutche Telekom that will be showing the Nokia 8 and other Nokia devices to the visitors. Additionally, HMD will make a Nokia House just outside the congress area were invited media will have the chance to mingle with HMD bosses and test the latest Nokia 8. Nokia House will be placed outside the Berlin IFA and you can get there only with invites. I still don’t know if HMD will be showing its phones together with Nokia products which could be rather cool.

Even thought I would love to see more aggressive marketing from HMD Global, especially when big congress like IFA is due, it is good to hear that new home of Nokia devices will be there in some form. HMD Global is a small company with limited budget and rather huge task to do, so I’ll give them more time. Maybe till Nokia 9 arrives.

  • SIMO

    This rather quiet presence confirms what most of us probably already suspected… no Nokia 9 at IFA. Pretty sure the Nokia 2 will be unveiled, though.

    I was looking through the IFA website and saw that Nokia will be present, showing off some of the former Withings devices. Didn’t see anything about HMD til this article. Good detective work.

    • Nokia 2 with Android O. They replaced the Android One program with something new. I forgot the name. 🙁 Maybe Nokia 2 will be launched under Android One(the new program) 🙂 They might also share Android O release dates and accessories 🙂

    • No Nokia 9 or Nokia 2 for IFA. I believe that MWC will be the place for those two.

    • I think it’s better that way. The 8 is a month and a half now in mass production, so we can get a picture how much time HMD needs for a proper launch. If I had to guess, they will try to make the 9 ready for Chinese New Year, just like they did with the 6. I am afraid they don’t have the capacity to manufacture enough Nokia 9 units for a Q4 launch, but I hope I’m wrong and that we will see the 9 before Christmas.

      • Flagship phone are manufactured in less quantities compared to lower priced handsets. So they have the capacity to manufacture Nokia 9 imo. 🙂 Now they have started supplying Nokia 3,5&6 too. Nokia 8 is is production. Nokia 9 can be made imo

      • Dhingra Risha posted it on twitter on the launch day of Nokia 8…any kind of hint that 8 is the highest offering for now?

        • For now yes, but a 9 will eventually come. It has to

          • N9 in your hands going against Pixel 2 with SD836


            N9 with SD845 going against the LG G7 & Samsung GS9

            (Also, we don’t know if the same SD835 availability issue will happen with 845)

            Stipe, what will be your releasing phones calender for whole series

          • Samsung again reserved almost the whole first batch of 845, so I would guess the 9 will come with S835, probably not 836.

            As for release time, my guess is December or January for the Nokia 9. Don’t think the 3, 5 and 6 will see a refresh at MWC2018, but we could see the 2 and 7 there. It would be great, in my opinion, if HMD opts for a 18 months upgrade cycle, not every 12 months. Considering they promised 2 years of software support, there is no need to build up models every year, in my opinion.
            The release cycle could go like this:
            late Q4 17 / Q1 18 – Nokia 9
            Q2 18 – Nokia 2 & 7
            Q3/Q4 18 – Nokia 3, 5, 6
            Q1/Q2 19 – Nokia 8
            Q3/Q4 19 – Nokia 9
            Of course, if suddenly someone brings a revolutionary tech to the market, the upgrade should happen ASAP

          • Dont say 1.. I still like 3 shouldn’t have existed so 2 & 1.. nope nope.

            N9 with SD 835 in 2018 might see the same fate like LG G6, which I don’t want.

            I wish(hope) there was a 7 in 2017

          • Remember HMD Global said that they will launch around 8 devices this year. 🙂 I think there is more to come before year end 🙂

          • Scrumptious Centaur

            They have launched eight devices so far: Nokia 150, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 3310, Nokia 8, Nokia 130, Nokia 105.

          • SIMO

            Well they also said “6 or 7 smartphones” this year. To date they have only launched 4. Nokia 2 and hope for Nokia 9 later this year?

  • Marin is a great Detective! hehe 🙂

    • Have you just changed the comment? 🙂

      • Yes 🙂 I add great and replaced Stipe with Marin 🙂 I thought Stipe was the author of the post but then saw your name 😛

  • johala02

    Maybe a Nokia 3310 with 3G and the Nokia 2 will be showed there? Dont know but good to see them at IFA.

  • Juan Hernández Zamora

    Nokia 9 is back:))