After Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus, it seems that even Nokia 5 will soon come in a renewed version for 2018. A user asked Juho Sarvikas (CFO at HMD Global) on Twitter if a 2018 variant of the affordable Nokia 5 will meet us this year, and Sarvikas replied by telling him to “stay tuned”. This answer kind of confirms that the handset is in the works. Sadly, HMD Global has never released any info about this device, neither are there rumors or leaks about it.
So, we still do not know anything about the Nokia 5 (2018). At the moment, to give you an idea of how the upcoming smartphone could be, we can only remind you the specs of the previous version announced in Barcelona at MWC 2017. The original Nokia 5 was a modestly cheap device sporting an aluminum unibody design and a 5.2-inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The hardware side includes an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2 or 3 GB of RAM (depending on the chosen configuration) and 16 GB of internal storage expandable with a micro SD. Nokia 5 has a single main camera with a 13 MP resolution and a f/2.0 aperture, while the secondary camera has a resolution of 5 MP and the same f/2.0 aperture.
The handset packs a 3000 mAh battery and it was launched in the European market with a price tag of about €180. Given these specs and the ones of Nokia 6.1, expect Nokia 5 (2018) to be a lower-midrange device which may be priced at around €200. It may come with Android One installed out of the box and it should be supported very well in the long-term just as the other Nokia handsets launched by HMD Global. Unfortunately, we do not have any idea regarding an eventual launch date of this device, but we will inform you as soon as we will get new info.