Decoding Nokia Mobile’s tweet: mid-range Android with great design and great camera featured?

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an introduction

At this time, it’s hard to know if the Nokia Mobile Twitter account is being handled by individuals who had a huge fan of the previous Nokia device or simply by someone who doesn’t care much about including such tweets. Just a couple of days ago, Nokia Mobile “harassed” the Nokia G20 which is surprising considering the Nokia G21 has been on the market for months.

After that, a survey was conducted to find out what is our favorite Nokia device and it seems that the majority are fond of the Lumia and Nokia N9. In what appears to be a follow-up to that tweet, Nokia Mobile teased the possibility of a somewhat unique mix, the Lumia, the Nokia N9 and even the Nokia XR20. As usual, this article was written on my own opinion as usual as I am not affiliated with Nokia or HMD Global’

The Nokia G20 was recently ridiculed even after the launch of the Nokia G21 before the moths.
The series of encrypted tweets began with the above.

There are two possibilities with these tweets. The first is that if we dismiss it as a junk tweet where Nokia Mobile is simply engaging its fans for more interaction and the other remote and exciting possibility of having something great at work. In this article, we’ll look at a hypothetical situation where fans get what they’ve been asking for all along.


There are some concerns that need to be addressed before we can move forward. For those who opted for the Lumia in the initial tweet, did the design or the camera wow us? While it seems that a certain Lumia model garners a lot of love, neither the design nor the camera is unique to the Lumia series. This confusion must be cleared up before we continue.

What do we know now? So far, there are a few things for sure. HMD Global will not pursue the high-end market as stated in its recent interviews. It also appears that HMD Global has adopted a new design for its devices as we saw with the Nokia G21.

So, that addressed our concern with HMD Global. What about the Nokia N9? A masterpiece designed under the direction of Marco Acesari. This design is the perfect design for a mobile device, in my opinion. What about the operating system? The promising Meego OS that had the potential to take Nokia back to even greater heights has been killed off in favor of Windows Mobile live streaming. The brainchild of Nokia and Intel, this operating system was bought by Samsung which gave rise to Tizen OS and the loyal Nokia N9 team, who took the rights to the device and operating system to develop Sailfish OS. Many fans including myself were impressed by how well we connected with the Nokia N9. The hardware truly complements the operating system, and for the first time we had a buttonless interface where the interaction to control the UI was built on the simplest gesture we all know, SWIPE! So, the final piece of this puzzle is where the Lumia stands in this equation. As I said earlier, Lumia’s designs were heavily influenced by the Nokia N9. There’s no doubt about Windows for obvious reasons, which leaves us with the Pureview Camera. The Pureview is heavily developed under the Lumia banner, and if there’s any Lumia element I want in a modern phone it’s definitely the camera part. To gain the rights to use the Pureview algorithm and continue where the Lumia 950 series ended.

So, what does the tweet actually mean? Well, there are a few scenarios that could happen here. There is a good chance that the parent company may want to get more active involvement in the mobile sector as there is no better time for Nokia to spread its wings again then now. As the last European mobile phone maker, Nokia has everything needed to cater to Western markets. Assuming Nokia returns to take over, it wouldn’t be surprising if they could reassemble their original team.

So, scenario 1; Nokia HMD Global is teaming up with the Nokia N9 designer and Pureview engineers from the Lumia division. This is the most likely scenario to see how their recent designs are not original and they could certainly do a better job of supporting the Pureview brand after the Nokia 9 Pureview debacle. This will definitely be a winning strategy. Imagine a stylish Fabula design, with a Pureview imaging solution running on Android One. Whether it is a mid-range device or even a high-end device, this will surely be a crowd puller. I would definitely be more than happy to pay for the original Nokia design and camera algorithm by the original Pureview engineers!

Scenario 2 is where HMD Global decides to restart the design by licensing the design of the Nokia N9 and doing it themselves, and we get it in flashy Lumia colors with polycarbonate bodies. While that’s not entirely impossible and more likely we’ll see how HMD Global has the rights to produce a Nokia-branded device until 2026, this certainly won’t bode well for true Nokia enthusiasts as this may be seen as yet another attempt to make money fast, Similar to the way the rebooted Nokia 3310 was.

Scenario 3 is HMD Global decides to create a new generation of “mid-range device” with the “impressive” SD 480 series processor, running on a user interface based on Nokia N9 gestures, using colorful polycarbonate bodies similar to the Lumia of the day.


At the end of the day, we can all agree that fans aren’t entirely happy with what HMD Global is headed for. Nokia currently remains the choice of those who grew up with it, and if they fail to capture the attention of new customers, the mobile division will be as irrelevant as the temperature scanners in malls these days. I really wish for scenario 1, Nokia phones would be reborn the right way without relying on third party vendors for software or hardware support!

However, as always, the tweet may not make any sense and we, the fans, may be overthinking as usual. So, how do you feel about this? Are there any other possible scenarios from this mysterious tweet?

For those who have a Nokia N9, here is my video on how to bring it back to life with Maps and the alternative store:

And this is one of my early videos to show how Pureview has evolved over time:

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