Upcoming: Nokia Penguin, Nokia G11 Plus (Magik), Nokia TA-1448, and a 4G feature phone

Left: Penguin (DC Comics), Right: Magik (Marvel)

Recently, a report about the Nokia N73’s re-birth emerged from China based on concept renders, possibly from this video, and the internet was abuzz with articles that actively echoed it. It is similar to last year’s report of Nokia X60 series smartphones, which were also based on concept renders, coming with a 200 MP camera, and Huawei’s HarmonyOS 2, wherein both the companies denied any such development. Now, only HMD Global knows if the Nokia N73 is even in the plans or not, but the certification and retailer sites already have the gist of the upcoming Nokia devices.

Nokia Penguin

A Nokia device with the model name ‘Penguin’ has surfaced on Google’s ‘Android device provisioning services‘ website, which details the process of “managing enterprise customer devices for device resellers and enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers”. The name appears alongside the Nokia T20 in a list meant for Wi-Fi-only devices, but for some reason, the list also mentions Nokia 2.2, Nokia 8.3 5G, and its US version.

It is worth noting that Penguin is a DC Comics character, and so is the codename of Nokia T20, i.e., Riddler, which possibly means that HMD Global is going with DC Comics characters for the codenames of Nokia Tablets while it continues to codename the Nokia smartphones after Marvel characters. Nokia Mobile’s second tablet was already certified in Russia with model numbers TA-1457 and TA-1472 back in February, and we are probably seeing it here as Penguin.

Nokia G11 Plus (Magik)

Not many would find the gap between Nokia G21 and Nokia G11 sufficient to fit another device, but HMD Global finds it just enough. The only differences between those two devices are in the resolution of the primary camera at the back (50 MP vs. 13 MP) and the memory configurations. As per a retailer, the Nokia G11 Plus, codenamed Magik, is just around the corner.

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The single-SIM variant of the device with the model number TA-1429 has been listed with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage in Black and Green colours. The device already seems to have passed the Bluetooth certification revealing the other model numbers, i.e., TA-1408, TA-1413, and TA-1421, with a Unisoc processor and Bluetooth 5.0 support.

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Yesterday, the Nokia G11 Plus (TA-1413) received the FCC certification with a 50 MP dual camera setup at the back, 4850/5000 mAh battery, and support for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi. The smartphone, which will be sharing its design with the Nokia C21 Plus, was also certified in Russia back in February.

Nokia TA-1448

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Another Nokia smartphone with the model TA-1448 supporting 20 W charging was recently certified by China Quality Certification Center (CQC). The certification does not reveal much about the device for now.

Nokia 4G Feature Phone

Apart from the tablet and the smartphones, Nokia Mobile is also preparing to launch a new 4G feature phone with a 5 V, 0.55 A rated adapter and the model numbers TA-1469, TA-1474, and TA-1480. It was certified by Element Materials Technology on May 13.

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Not sure if these two are related, but a Nokia feature phone with the model TA-1419 that picked Bluetooth certification in Q4 2021 and is in a list with the likes of Nokia 8110 4G, 2720 Flip, 800 Tough, 6300 4G, 8000 4G, and 2720 V Flip, possibly supports 4G as well.

The only devices that we haven’t heard anything about are the next generation of Nokia X series smartphones. Given that Nokia Mobile has focused solely on launching Nokia G and Nokia C series smartphones in the first half of this year, the focus in the second half will hopefully shift to the Nokia X, XR, and T series devices.