Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 is knocking and this time it is set to rock us from Barcelona. Besides rumors of flagship launches by Xiaomi, Samsung and Huawei, the big news is that Nokia is set to be a showstopper at the event. Nokia at MWC 2018 is therefore the talk of the town.
Twitter comes to play
Speculations around the release of Nokia 9 along with a tweaked Nokia 8 version are rife ever since the world saw this Tweet from HMD Global chief product officer Hugo Sarvikaas. Currently, HMD Global runs the Nokia brand.
Sorry for radio silence. Been super busy planning #MWC2018 . Please expect it to be awesome ?
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 18, 2018
While we will have to wait until February to see if the world has been guessing right, there are solid rumors that cannot dismiss the possibility of a Nokia showdown at MWC. Given that Nokia has been tasting positive results with its flagship ideas, the Barcelonan event might just be opportune.
What is Nokia up to?
Once the largest maker of mobile phones, Nokia is already full to the brim with its entourage of phones that include Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and now Nokia 8. With such variants, Nokia at MWC 2018 is coming across as a name that is keen on upping it’s flagship line for low end phones.
Another rumor mill predicts that the February event will see a 4G laced New Nokia 3310. That gives you the possibility of playing Snake at 10Mbps.
For now, Twitterati have already been tweeting what they want from a new Nokia lineup.
Nokia we want your true comeback….Please release the midrange phone in low cost…If the demand will be more the profit will be manage due to low price then others..Hmd global we also need new features n latest processor..So please fulfill our want.N best of luck for #MWC2018
— Harsh Singhi (@HarshSinghi5) January 19, 2018
Interestingly, the invitation from Nokia at MWC 2018 reads “Welcome Home” plus “Join us at the Home of Nokia Phones”. It also asks for registration for the “house key”. The background image reveals a couple sitting inside the house with a bulb clearly seen.
Speculators believe that this might even be some connected home gadget but then there is no confirmation yet.
The MWC 2018 is scheduled to take place from February 26 to March 1, with announcements beginning as early as February 25. We have to wait and watch for a while to find out all the smartphones that the company will launch at the conference. Ernst and Young analyst S. Singh says that Nokia was a big brand back in the room he started buying feature phones. From that height to getting reaffirmed as a brand in the market now, Nokia has seen a lot of lows. He adds, “However, of late I feel, Nokia is ready to risk it all and up its game back again.”