HMD Global schedules 'Expect More' event, could launch Nokia 9, Nokia 8.1 & Nokia 2.1 Plus

HMD Global schedules 'Expect More' event, could launch Nokia 9, Nokia 8.1 & Nokia 2.1 Plus

Rounak Jain

HMD Global is gearing up to launch new Nokia smartphones, including its much awaited penta-camera flagship smartphone next month. The event scheduled to take place in Dubai on December 5 is being called 'Expect More' where we expect to see the launch of three Nokia phones.

The Nokia 9 will be succeeding the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco, and will feature a penta-camera setup, making it the first smartphone to come with five rear cameras. The Nokia 9 will reportedly sport five cameras, an LED flash and a sensor that is unknown as of now.

In like with its rumored flagship credentials, the Nokia 9 will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset, although some rumors had suggested that HMD might opt for the Snapdragon 8150 chipset. This will be paired with up to 8GB of RAM, and the phone is also expected to come Nokia's OZO audio technology for an enhanced audio experience.

Apart from that, HMD is also expected to launch the Nokia 8.1, which is reportedly a global version of the Nokia X7 that was launched in China earlier. It is expected to come with a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with a notch up top. It will also be one of the first phones to be powered by the new Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset, paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

In terms of imaging, the Nokia 8.1 will come with a 12MP primary camera and a 13MP secondary camera with OIS and dual LED flash, along with a 20MP camera on the front. Other features include a fingerprint sensor, dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, OZO stereo audio, dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a USB Type C port.

Lastly, HMD is also expected to launch Nokia 2.1 Plus, an Android Oreo (Go edition) device in the entry level segment.