Nokia has been lackluster lately, especially for the SEA market. Where are they now?
On Twitter, Nokia promptly and vaguely announced an upcoming event this 6th October, possibly a new lineup of smartphones many of which would probably not arrive for sale in the Philippine market. Nokia sadly has been quiet in the smartphone space compared when they first opened up, they were quite aggressive and felt like a comeback. Those days are over.
Fingers crossed that Nokia will indeed be very competitive especially in the Asian market. We are hopeful for this new event. For instance, the Nokia G50 is expected to be launched that day.
The Nokia G50 is an entry-level 5G phone. The phone is complemented by the Snapdragon 480 5G (don’t let the numbers fool you, that SoC is actually very competitive, almost similar in performance as the Dimensity 700 5G). The phone will be using a 6.8in. IPS LCD screen with HD+ (720p) resolution. For the battery, the phone is expected to come with a 4850mAh battery with no forms of fast charging announced yet. There is a rumoured 48mp triple camera setup at the back, the other two are most likely gimmicky macro and depth sensors. Though, as an entry-level device, expect no Zeiss coating for this one. In the render above, one could see a pair of TWS earbuds which would probably come with the phone during the pre-order stage in some markets.
Other devices that may be announced include an entry-level tablet called the Nokia T20. Information coming from GSMArena says that the tablet will have a 10.36in. IPS LCD panel coupled with an unspecified UNISOC processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The tablet will come in either LTE+Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi-only variants. The tablet will boot with Android 11 and would be Nokia’s second tablet since the N1 which was released back in 2015. While not visible here, we expect that the tablet has front and rear-facing cameras for video calls and photography respectively.
Oh, we just heard that Nokia would also be launching a flagship phone this 11th November, so keep an eye out for that as well.