Nokia’s flagship phone: Why you might not be able to get the OnePlus 9 series or Nokia’s iPhone rival anytime soon

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HMD Global, the home of nokia phones, has confirmed that it won’t bring any flagship Nokia devices, at least for now. In an interview with Android Authority, Adam Ferguson, Global Head of Product Marketing at HMD, said the launch of a flagship nokia phone doesn’t make sense for the business right now. “Making an $800 phone doesn’t make sense to us right now,” he said.
HMD said it will focus on its core business for now, which includes entry-level and mid-range smartphones as well as feature phones.
At the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) event, technology companies from around the world showcased their flagship devices. We’ve seen big announcements from Realme, Samsung and OnePlus to name a few. But Nokia was missing from the list of best devices. Not that the HMD Global-owned company was completely absent from the event, but the phones Nokia unveiled at the event were mostly entry-level phones.
Nokia has tried everything to stay relevant in the mobile segment. It strengthened its presence in the feature phone segment. It also broke new ground with high-end phones, offers faster updates and a cleaner Android One experience. Nokia 9 Pure View which launched in 2019 was a bold attempt by the company to revive its name in the premium camera phone category. The handset has a penta-lens camera setup on the back. Unfortunately, the device was not well received. There have been many rumors that Nokia will bring the sequel to the phone, but no Nokia flagships have come since then.
So what’s next for Nokia? Global HMD, as we mentioned above, aims to focus on feature phones as well as low-end and mid-range phones. It says it wants to be the prepaid smartphone market leader in the United States and also plans to split services into separate divisions, such as IoT data roaming and SIM management.

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