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Nokia MWC event teasers showcase a mysterious punch hole selfie phone, along with the Nokia 9

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, already made it clear that Nokia will be attending this year’s Mobile World Congress. The date is set for February 24 and apparently, the company is also planning a public stream, so anybody interested can tune into. Neat! Although we do kind of wish the announcement came in a more formal or at least less “cringy” format than the “really really” meme Sarvikas posted on Twitter.

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would like you to tune into our Barcelona MWC showdown on the 24th of Feb 😎

Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 25, 2019

Well, apparently our wish was sort of granted as a couple of new teasers for the February 24 event have surfaced online. One of these is a clear reference to the eagerly-anticipated and long-hyped Nokia 9 . By all accounts and as per the tidal wave of leaks, it will sport a whopping five main camera setup.


Nokia 9 teaser: Original
Nokia 9 teaser: Enhanced

Nokia 9 teaser: Original Enhanced

These are represented by the five faint circles on the banner itself. It is interesting to note that the arrangement they are in is totally different than anything the rumor mill has churned-out thus far. So, we could be in for a few surprises from the likes of HMD. A theory further backed by the second teaser banner, which, when enhanced reveals the silhouette of a phone with a punch hole selfie camera in the top left corner of the display. And we’re pretty sure this is the display side we are looking at thanks to the small Nokia logo underneath the panel.


Nokia punch hole phone teaser: Original
Nokia punch hole phone teaser: Enhanced

Nokia punch hole phone teaser: Original Enhanced

Since all the renders we have seen on the Nokia 9 thus far have shown fairly wide top and bottom bezels around a notch-free display on its front, there is a very high possibility that this is a totally different device. It does look quite similar to a set of renders, recently attributed to an unannounced Nokia 8.1 Plus. So, it might just be on the horizon as well.


Nokia 8.1 Plus renders
Nokia 8.1 Plus renders
Nokia 8.1 Plus renders
Nokia 8.1 Plus renders

Nokia 8.1 Plus renders

Throw the recent Nokia 1 Plus leak into the mix and you get a pretty interesting HMD event in the making. We’ll definitely be reporting on the announcements next month and will be on the lookout for more info in the meantime.

Source 1 (In Chinese) | Source 2