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Nokia September 22 event pitches 'a new chapter' for its smartphones

The long overdue Nokia 8.3 5G is among several Nokia handsets expected to launch on September 22. (Image: HMD Global)
The long overdue Nokia 8.3 5G is among several Nokia handsets expected to launch on September 22. (Image: HMD Global)
Fans of Nokia’s Android One-based smartphones have had a pretty lean 2020 so far. That looks like it could change with the announcement that HMD Global, the Finnish licensee of the Nokia smartphone franchise will be holding a special event on September 22.
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HMD Global, the Finnish based company behind the reboot of the Nokia smartphone franchise has made a generally good fist of resuscitating the brand. However, 2020 has been a relatively quiet year for the company in terms of major releases, quite possibly and understandably related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Things look set to change on September 22 with HMD announcing that it will be announcing "a great new line-up of Nokia phones.”

The news was broken on Twitter by HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas who also promised that the launch will be marked by competition giveaways as well as an appearance by a “very special guest.” Your guess is as good as ours as to who exactly the special guest might be but it seems likely that it will be a new brand ambassador. Nokia also indirectly addresses its absence from the scene in recent times by noting the occasion will be the start of a “new chapter for Nokia phones.”

Phones that we have been expecting to see from Nokia include the long overdue Nokia 8.3 5G which was officially announced by HMD back in March. Since then, there have been numerous launches of similarly powered Snapdragon 765G handsets. Also a possibility are any one of these Nokia handsets the rumor mill has been predicting. Or, we could be in for something completely different if indeed Nokia’s marketing isn’t pure bluster. Expect all to be revealed in just over a week from now.

(Image: HMD Global/Twitter)
(Image: HMD Global/Twitter)
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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1201 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-09-15 (Update: 2020-09-15)