Nokia X: New Smartphone set to be launched on April 27, 2018

The upcoming smartphone is expected to be a mid-range offering by HMD Global.

After unveiling a few new smartphones at MWC 2018 – including the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 8 (pictured above)- HMD Global is now getting ready to announce yet another handset, this time called Nokia X.

Advertisements for the new Nokia X were found inside a movie theatre in China, proving their authenticity. In the posters, two Nokia smartphones could be seen placed in an X-shape. A report mentions that as per the advertisement, the Nokia X could make its way to the Chinese market on April 27.

As you can notice below, the ads seemingly show renders of the new phone forming an X. Unfortunately, that doesn’t reveal much about the device.

Rumour has it that the Nokia X will have variants with 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM, and either Qualcomm Snapdragon or MediaTek processors. It’s also said that this could be a mid-range smartphone, though that’s far from being confirmed.

At the moment, it’s not clear if this new Nokia X is a handset made for the global market (and maybe Ghana, too), or just for Asia. In any case, what’s really interesting is that, back in 2014, after Microsoft purchased Nokia’s phone division, the company released several Android-based handsets called Nokia X, although all were low-end models that failed to impress and attract customers.

Most probably, the new Nokia X has nothing to do with the old handsets. Also likely is that the X in the smartphone’s name stands for ex [exceptonal], not for ten, as it does in the name of Apple’s iPhone X. But we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.


We haven’t heard anything official from the HMD Global, so the appearance of the ad is totally surprising. Maybe they want to release the phone as a surprise.

Furthermore, it is rumoured that the Nokia X might not even be a single flagship, but the new X series from Nokia. There are still some days left until the expected release date comes. Let’s see if HMD Global confirms if the phone actually exists or not.

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