HMD Global jumped on the notch train this year starting with the Nokia X6 which launched internationally as the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The Nokia 5.1 Plus (Nokia X5 in China) came next and then the Nokia 7.1 and the Nokia X7 which will launch globally as the Nokia 8.1.
If you don’t like these phones because they have a notch, then you may be comforted to know that HMD Global will not release another phone with a notch. The info comes from Twitter account Nokia anew (@nokiamobileru) which has posted details about Nokia phones that turned out to be true.
According to the account, the Nokia 6.2, which should be the successor to the Nokia 6.1/Nokia 6 (2018) will not have a notch. Instead, it will feature an “interesting solution” as the account puts it. The rest of the tweet says “Thus Nokia 8.1 can complete the Nokia “notch parade” in the Nokia line-up”.
Why are we talking only about Nokia 9? It's time to think about other models. Someone here was asking…
There will be #NoNotch in Nokia 6.2. Another interesting solution will be used. Thus, Nokia 8.1 can complete the "Notch parade" in the #Nokia line-up.#exclusive #nokia6
— Nokia anew (@nokiamobileru) November 21, 2018
At the moment we can only guess what “interesting solution” HMD Global will use for its next-generation models. Will it be a display with a hole in it or will it be a slide mechanism? Our bet is on the former since there are reports some display manufacturers including China’s BOE are already making LCD displays with holes in them. And since the Nokia 6.2 will be a mid-range phone, it will definitely use an LCD display.