HMD, known for reviving the Nokia brand, is rumored to be working on a mid-range smartphone that combines the design aesthetics of the iconic Nokia Lumia devices with the latest Android 14 operating system.

Over the past few years, HMD has diversified its product lineup, including the introduction of the HMD Pulse series. These Pulse phones have primarily targeted the entry-level market, a segment where HMD has found some success with affordable Nokia devices. However, to capture more market share in regions like Europe and the US, the company needs to venture into more midrange and high-end territory. This new device, reportedly inspired by the design language of the Nokia Lumia family, will likely help in that matter.

The design philosophy, known as “fabula,” first appeared with the Nokia Lumia 800 in 2011, marking the beginning of a new era for Windows Phones. Despite the eventual decline of Windows Phone and Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s device business, the Lumia series enjoyed decent success during the early 2010s, with numerous phones and tablets featuring the distinctive fabula design.

Reviving this design could attract considerable attention and tap into the nostalgia that HMD Global has skillfully leveraged in the past.

HMD Lumia Specs (Codename: Tomcat)

While the exact name of the upcoming phone remains unknown, leaked specifications suggest that it is codenamed “Tomcat.” According to tipster Mukul Sharma’s tweet on X, here are the key features:

  • Processor: Snapdragon 7s Gen 2
  • Display: Full HD+ AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Camera: 108-megapixel main camera + 2-megapixel macro lens, PureView technology, 32-megapixel front camera
  • Battery: 4,900mAh battery with 33W fast charging

The PureView technology, which debuted on the Nokia 808 PureView, focused on oversampling and utilizing a high-resolution sensor to enhance zoom and detail—techniques that are now commonly used in modern smartphones.

This upcoming HMD phone is expected to run on Android 14, not Windows like the original Lumia. While some might have hoped for a Windows Phone revival, the choice of Android aligns with current industry trends.

If HMD indeed brings back the beloved Lumia design with modern hardware and software, it could generate significant interest and excitement among consumers all over the globe.

Via: T3

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