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Nokia may be planning a gaming-centered smartphone

Image source: Nokia India Twitter
Image source: Nokia India Twitter
A now-deleted tweet on Nokia's Indian Twitter account teased a gaming-centered smartphone. The post, which was hastily taken down, said that we should "stay tuned for a phone you can #GameOn," heavily implying that Nokia may have plans for a gaming smartphone. Given the recent rise in mobile gaming, this wouldn't be unwarranted.

Gaming phones are steadily moving from niche products to more common occurrences. While they are definitely not ubiquitous, there are about a half-dozen gaming smartphones on the market today, and Nokia might be adding one more to the ranks. A tweet on Nokia’s Indian Twitter account (now deleted) teased that the Nordic smartphone manufacturer was “ready to #GameOn.”

While we would normally chalk this up to a rumor, the fact that the tweet was broadcast on an official Nokia Twitter account may mean that the company at least has plans for a gaming smartphone. After all, there is a growing market for smartphones with gaming chops. Razer, Asus, Nubia, Huawei, and Xiaomi have all made headlines over the past year with their various takes on gaming smartphones. Additionally, the mobile gaming market has seen a recent explosion with titles like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite raking in millions.

While we may not actually see a gaming phone from Nokia, it’s nonetheless interesting that the company was at least considering a gaming smartphone. After all, it’s not the first time that Nokia’s made a gaming-centered smartphone (remember the N-Gage?). Hopefully, this one won’t be shaped like a taco.

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Sam Medley, 2018-09-19 (Update: 2018-09-19)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.