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HMD confirms more Nokia smartphones, no Tablets and no Nokia 4 this year

Pekka Rentala

There have been certain rumors that HMD Global may be preparing to launch a new Android-based tablet in the market but none of the info has been able to hit the right spot and we have not come across a single render that could raise our hope.

With the re-entry of Nokia smartphones (Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6) in the market, there have been numerous leaks about the upcoming mobile phones from Nokia, the flagship phone, that’s what they are termed in the usual press scenarios. But until now, we did not hear much from HMD about the same and today, this has changed.

Pekka Rantala, Marketing Director at HMD Global says:

Yes, our focus is now 100% currently on phones and their accessories. We have enough to build here before it’s time to start thinking about something else.

HMD is 100% focussed on smartphone category at the moment and has no plans to introduce Nokia branded tablets, not even the Nokia 4. This hints at the probable new Nokia smartphones in the future (like Nokia 9), if the tablet category is to be forgotten for at least a year.

Our naming system is logical, and it goes without saying that Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will certainly come next. Stand, cassette or Nokia 2. Larger and smaller numbers.

“Nokia 4 is not coming – I can say it,” says Rantala.

There are certain things to take note of. Firstly, HMD will be targeting consumers by introducing smartphones with a variable budget. So for people looking to buy Nokia flagship, there would be a device to fulfill their dream, while users who want to relive the moment of having a dream Nokia feature phone, there could be just one.

All in all, HMD is certainly against a tough competition especially in a country like India, where most people prefer CPU power/cores and RAM more than the after sales service or the consumer support.

That’s not wrong, but given the past track record of Nokia after sales support, they are definitely the best in the business and it will get better, deeper as days go by.

Sales support could be a small term of a bigger equation, however, it would be interesting to see how HMD will lay its plans to get an upper hand over its competitors like Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, Oppo etc. who have created such a strong foothold in recent 2-3 years.

Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. We would like to hear them loud and clear. And Stay tuned to Nokiapoweruser, your ONLY best source for Nokia/HMD news, reviews and tips!

Source (Translated)

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  • DBS

    There won’t be a Nokia 4 neither this year nor as long as Nokia intends to sell phones in China. The number 4 in Chinese is considered bad luck because the word for “four” resembles the word for “death”. That’s why Sony skipped the Z4, OnePlus the OnePlus 4 and Nokia the Nokia 4.
    To avoid confusion internationally, they rather not release the Nokia 4 at all instead of releasing one in certain countries and them calling it something else in others (Sony did that and it didn’t work well. The Z4 was released under that name in Japan but as Z3+ everywhere else).

    As for not releasing tablets, it’s a good idea.
    Tablets are dying, no one wants them anymore. The only tablets who are selling are 2-in-1 tablets running Windows. ChromeOS is a flop that no one is interested in and on Windows there are far better computer OEMs with much more experience already producing those sort of tablets than HMD.

    HMD should be working on actually implementing ANY sales support, improving manufacturing and distribution with Foxconn (it has been a disaster) and working on actually producing compelling and innovative phones…which none of the announced Nokia 3, 5 and 6 are.

  • hi2aravind

    They somehow have to convince people that specs is not everything. They should have campaigns demonstrating the capability of Nokias even with lesser spec. Otherwise many people will just go by specs and buy cheap chinese makes.

    Also many people are not still aware of Nokia’s comeback with Android. I had to explain to many people that it is coming with Android now.

  • ANSARI5X5

    “Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. We would like to hear them loud and clear.”

    Tell NOKIA to make a big and huge advertisement, just like Samsung and Oppo are doing in India.
    The NOKIA problem consists in ads. There ads are nothing in comparison to Sam and Oppo.
    Just like MSFT, they are the worst in ads here in India.

  • Muerte

    This is from the article published a month ago? You really are on the edge of things 😉

    By the way, this machine translation is way wrong. “Our naming system is logical, and it goes without saying that Nokia 3,
    Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will certainly come next. Stand, cassette or Nokia
    2. Larger and smaller numbers.”

    It should go like:

    Our naming system is logical and it, of course, guides one to think that after Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 there will be more among them. 7, 8 or for example Nokia 2. Larger and smaller numbers.”

    …Stand or cassette does not belong there.

    • ANSARI5X5

      Thanks for the human translation.

  • infinidim

    HMD / Nokia look to be doing the right commercial and customer focussed things currently. Build the base business first then develop specific lines that target specific areas of the market.

  • გიო

    in history of nokia, there is not never number 4 in nokias smartphone series, why?

    • Kamal

      Number 4 is considered to be inauspicious in big Asian markets like China. It was already known but now confirmed officially.

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