Nokia’s owner HMD Global is planning to launch smartphones under its own brand. An image of an unnamed smartphone from the company has been spotted online today. In the newly released renders, the dual camera module is visible on the back of the smartphone. The ‘108MP OIS’ text is also noticeable right next to the two sensor cutouts inside this module. That is, the upcoming HMD handset will offer a 108-megapixel primary sensor supported by ‘Optical Image Stabilization’ technology.
HMD Global is working on a new smartphone with a 108-megapixel camera
Suomimobiili, a Finnish online publication, has reported on HMD Global’s upcoming smartphone product. The company also shared a link. Although currently clicking on the given link shows ‘URL 404’ error. As a result, there is some uncertainty about the authenticity of the news. However, many have suggested that an HMD Global official may have accidentally leaked the teaser image of the upcoming handset online. The page may have been removed due to a misunderstanding.
The leaked render shows a woman sitting on a cyan colored smartphone. The back panel of this phone has ‘HMD’ branding and dual rear camera setup. As we mentioned earlier, the “108MP OIS” badging is seen inside the camera module. Confirming that, the device will launch with a 108-megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilization support. However, it is not possible to know the resolution of the auxiliary sensor.
Interestingly, the first render of the HMD smartphone, which was leaked last week too, and the second render revealed today are very similar. Both renders show the phone with dual rear cameras and a similar camera module design. Again the band logo is visible at the same place on the back panel.
Last week, tipster Evan Blass shared the codenames of the first batch of HMD global brand smartphones on the X platform. These are – Pulse, Legend, Pulse+, Legend Plus, Pulse Pro, and Legend Pro. The leaked smartphone may carry one of the above codenames.
It is also known that HMD Global is aiming to launch smartphones under the budget and mid-range segment in the initial phase. Every upcoming phone will offer stock Android experience. The report also claims that it will release more OS updates than other rival companies at the same time.
HMD Global will manufacture all their smartphones in India
HMD Global’s India Vice President and APAC Ravi Kunwar recently said that HMD is considering India as one of the key markets for its upcoming smartphones. Therefore, it has been decided by the company that all the smartphones will be manufactured locally in India.
Incidentally, HMD Global is not saying goodbye to Nokia-branded smartphones forever. In this regard, Ravi Kunwar said that the smartphone will be launched under both HMD and Nokia brands. However, the company will bring the device under two different price segments.