Rumors: Nokia 2, 7 and 9 coming early 2018?!?

Size comparison of Nokia 8 and the alleged Nokia 9

Even though HMD Global just recently announced the Nokia 8, and the 3, 5 and 6 are on sale for 2 months, there are already rumors and speculations about more Nokia models or even successors to the current line up. As always, there is no way to confirm how much a rumor is or will be true, so we recommend taking it with a pinch of salt.

The latest info about Nokia 2, 7 and 9 comes from Philippines and is brought by gadgetpilipinas.net. Allegedly, an employee of a BPO (Business process outsourcing) company that does logistics for HMD posted on a Facebook group that Nokia 2, 7 and 9 are coming early next year, as second series of Nokia smartphones. He left a few comments in the group, and had a conversation with an alleged HMD employee who didn’t know or pretended not to know about Nokia 2, 7 and 9. The post was later deleted.

[Cyan] BPO employee about Nokia 2, 7 and 9

[Red] HMD Employee, [Cyan] BPO Employee
[Red] HMD Employee, [Cyan] BPO Employee
It’s almost impossible to confirm the above info, especially because it’s quite strange that HMD (or connected somehow to HMD) employees discuss unannounced products on a public (?) page, with their personal names. That’s one of the reasons I’ve doubts about this information.

Another one is that we recently saw that two unknown Nokia devices, TA-1041 and TA-1042 passed CCC certification in China. We concluded that they are higher end devices, because they support fast charging.

On the other hand, it makes sense to push back at least some of the above mentioned devices for an MWC unveiling. The Nokia 8 isn’t yet available in all markets, and announcing a new flagship so close to the 8 could hurt the sales. But HMD at the moment doesn’t have a real midrange phone, that would fill the gap between the 6 and 8. Introducing the Nokia 7 by the end of the year, and the 2 and 9 at MWC would make more sense, but we already saw renders of the Nokia 2 and the leaked front panel of the Nokia 9.

All in all, there are a lot contradicting information floating around future Nokia devices made by HMD. It certainly would be better to focus on the current lineup (which, btw. we are doing right now, and “soon” all the reviews of Nokia 3, 5, and 8 should be posted on the blog, alongside the already available Nokia 6 review), but we cannot ignore rumors (that make some sense and have some evidence), especially about the phones that target the part of the market HMD didn’t cover, like the €300-400 midrange segment or €700+ bezel-less phones segment.

Source: GadgetPilipinas.net

Thanks xrevo for the tip. 🙂

  • Stinger

    Very logical thoughts Stipe! Thank you. I think Nokia really does need to fill the gap between Nokia 6 and Nokia 8. And the $300-$400 pricerange would be ideal. The Nokia 7 might end up being one of their top sellers. -Snapdragonn 660
    -Dual rear cameras
    – approx 5.5″ LCD screen
    -premium aluminium build of course
    – 64 Gigs of storage? Maybe 32
    Gigs is more reasonable.
    I think $400 for those combination of features is possible. And if it comes in a design that’s eye-catching and different from everyone else, even better.

    As for the Nokia 9, I think they can release it. As far as I can tell, that phone is in a completely different price bracket to the Nokia 8. It might be like the difference between a Lamborghini Huracan and an Aventador. Both fantastic performers, but for totally different audiences. So IF my thinking is right, I don’t think the 9 will take sales away from the 8 at all. But I do think that they should let the 8 gain a presence in the market place first.

    • Agree completely, especially with the last sentence

    • Mansani

      I’d like to see it with 64 GB Rom and 4 GB Ram with and snapdragon 660 but the rumours says snapdragon 630

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      Why LCD? Everything else you mentioned I can agree with, but the desire for an LCD baffles me…

      • Stinger

        I’m just thinking of the cost Eric. You can correct me if I’m wrong, but I just assumed that LCD is cheaper than OLED. And the LCD on the Nokia 8 has gotten high praise. Seeing as the 7 is supposed to be more affordable I went with LCD screen. If OLED & LCD are very close in price, then by all means Nokia should use the OLED display. Cheers!

  • Nokia 9 in 2018.. With SD835.. = LG G6 of 2017
    Nokia 7 = interested to see if it carries Zeiss and OLED
    Nokia 2 = Still wishing it doesn’t exist but it does…

    • True, but Samsung will again get all the 845s and others will have to wait probably until summer
      https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s9_to_get_the_entire_first_batch_of_snapdragon_845_chips_for_its_early_launch-news-27626.php

      • EricLovesSymbian

        EricLovesSymbian says:

        I was about to say the same exact thing! (But I didn’t want to sound overly negative, etc)

        Nevertheless, what okay said was on point. The LG G6 uses the older chipset, and the LG G5 is a flagship from last year and here in the States, it’s already $200 unlocked (albeit from T-Mobile).

        I hope this doesn’t sound offensive or pessimistic, but the article posted directly above this on the home page mentioned that Nokia only sold 1.5 million phones. That’s it! Just 1.5 million? They have the Nokia 3,5,6,8 and sold only that many? Really? Meanwhile, some Chinese OEM like Xiaomi or Huawei or oppo sell like 2-6 million on just ONE phone model! And they some phones are only available in China. And they still sell more than 3 times what a globally available Nokia phone can sell.

        Again, if Nokia wants to sell and take their position as the king once again, they really need to mix things up and shuffle for excellence! Come out with really really innovative solutions and features. Otherwise, how will they differentiate themselves in an ocean of other phones?

        Honest question…

        I assumed Nokia has the capability and experience and capacity to put out some wonderful futuristic phones! Think of the N93 and N95 and the 808 and the other kicka$$ phones they put out over the years (both in terms of aesthetics and features)

        Nokia needs to up their game and really make a world class phone that wows and shocks the world…

        Putting an LCD screen with an average mAh battery, with bone dry stock android, and cameras that aren’t blowing everything else out of the water, kinda sets themselves up with impending doom…

        (Perhaps impending doom was too extreme, lol)

        But seriously, the next billion needs to happen and Nokia should make phones that people cannot resist to buy.

        Again! I am a devoted Nokia user and supporter. At the same time, I expect the best! Half ass half baked products won’t cut it. Using last year’s chipset from 2017 in the 2018 model year isn’t gonna cut it either.

        I don’t want what happened to the LG G6 to happen to the Nokia 9! I honestly hope they sort out some bugs and show the world their dominance again

        • The sales on the article above are for first half of 2017. During that period, only Nokia 6 in China and Nokia 3 in some markets (late June availability) were available.

          • EricLovesSymbian

            EricLovesSymbian says:

            Oh… My apologies….
            For some reason, I thought the phones were available in a different manner. As in, I thought China bought far more Nokia 6 phones and since they had priority, they also bought others in mass quantities.

            I misunderstood

      • I’ll much prefer
        Nokia 9 SD835 in November
        Or
        Nokia 9 SD845 (When the Chipset gets available)

        Surely I think Nokia got a better name than LG
        So, sales might go better than the LG G6 But will surely get affected.

        Also itll kind affect the whole lineup in 2019 too

    • Gerrard Jr

      i don’t mind nokia 2 with massive battery and 4.7 inch for my dad😂

      • I dont know if after some time with SD2XX even your dad would be happy with it..

        • Gerrard Jr

          good battery backup, occasional calls and a few banks app…he won’t mind. especially if it comes with android go

          • Devkumar

            But when will Nokia 2 arrive????

          • Android Go is the only way Nokia 2 can try to make some sense.