HMD Global is trying hard this year to revamp their last year’s phones by updating the internals. And after successfully updating the Nokia 6, they are probably updating the Nokia 5 to the 2018 standard as well.
Nokia 5 (2018) is expected to be the next smartphone in the company’s portfolio, but there are no clear indications regarding the exact release date. The information comes after a user posted a query on Twitter asking HMD’s chief product manager, Juho Sarvikas, about Nokia 5 (2018). Instead of simply denying or even ignoring the tweet, Sarvikas replied saying “Stay Tuned.”
stay tuned 🙂
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) May 3, 2018
Does it mean HMD Global is indeed bringing Nokia 5 (2018)? Quite possible at this given point as the company recently launched upgraded Nokia 6 2018 edition alongside other models, including Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco.
In addition, HMD Global CMO Pekka Rantala had confirmed during MWC 2018 that the company will soon unveil refreshed Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and Nokia 2 smartphones. Sarvikas’ response, as cryptic as it is, adds credibility to the information that is available regarding Nokia 5 (2018).
The original Nokia 5 came with an all-metal unibody design, a 5.2-inch HD display, a 13MP rear-facing camera with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front snapper. Under the hood, Nokia 5 packed a 3,000mAh battery, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB storage configuration.
Updating the might perhaps result in a better chipset. Probably the Snapdragon 625 or maybe the 630. The phone might also join the Android One program just likes its other siblings launched this year.
Stay tuned for more updates.