Nokia Mobile has confirmed through its Twitter account that it will be launching a new smartphone on August. The tweet claims that the phone launching in the coming week is “one of the most awaited phones”. Could it be the Nokia 9 flagship phone or the international edition of the Nokia X6?
Except for few brands like Motorola and Nokia, almost all major smartphone manufacturers have launched Snapdragon 845 powered smartphones. Last year, HMD Global had launched the Nokia 8 flagship phone in August. Early rumors had claimed that Nokia 9 may go official in August or September with advanced specs like curved OLED screen, in-screen fingerprint reader, Snapdragon 845, 8 GB RAM, triple rear cameras and more. The Nokia 9 with SD845 is surely one of the most awaited phones of this year, but the Aug. 21 launch event teasers released by the company do not really suggest that it will be launching a flagship phone next week.
HMD Global had launched the Nokia X6 as its first notched smartphone earlier this year in China. Since then the Nokia fans from various markets have been requesting the Finnish company to make it available outside China. Hong Kong and Taiwan are the only markets that have received the same handset as Nokia 6.1 Plus so far. Multiple markets such as Russia, Malaysia and India are also expected to soon receive Nokia 6.1 Plus handset.
Apart from the official Nokia Mobile Twitter account, even the Twitter handle of Nokia Mobile India has confirmed that there will be a launch event on Aug. 21. Some of the global variants of the Nokia 6.1 Plus such as TA-1116, TA-1103 and TA-1083 have been certified by Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG bodies. Also, the user guide of the Indian edition of the Nokia 6.1 Plus was spotted recently. Hence, it seems that the Nokia 6.1 Plus may get announced in the coming week in India and some other markets. It is likely to go official as Android One handset.