- Nokia got three new batteries certified about some 10 days back.
- One of the batteries has 5050mAh capacity, a first for a Nokia phone.
- This battery could be fitted inside the Nokia 9.3 PureView.
Nokia seems done with smartphone launches for the year 2020. Of all the smartphones it launched, Nokia 8.3 5G stood out because it became the first 5G smartphone in the kitty. But the Nokia 9.3 PureView could not make it this year even after more than one year since it hit the rumour mill. Instead, HMD Global focused on budget and mid-range devices throughout the year. But there are still some devices that are although in the rumour mill but a little dicey as far as their launch. And now we are seeing more information cropping up.
Three Nokia batteries visited the TUV Rheinland Japan and Element Materials Technology certification websites about 10 days back, hinting at least three smartphones, since Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 5.4 share the battery specifications right now and their successors might as well. Now, we do not know what devices these are going to be but there is an interesting aspect here. One of the Nokia batteries is of 5050mAh capacity, which is a first in the entire Nokia smartphone lineup. The maximum battery capacity of a smartphone by HMD Global is 4500mAh on Nokia 2.4 and Nokia 8.3 5G.
A Nokia smartphone with more than 5000mAh battery is a move in the right direction. And while it will pit the unknown Nokia device against the likes of Realme, Redmi, Samsung, and Motorola smartphones, it will also represent what could be HMD Global's way of officially entering the specifications war. The company has always sidelined itself from tiring debates that are based on smartphone specifications because for HMD Global, Android experience is the priority. But where that motto has landed HMD Global is evident today. It is not among the top five smartphone vendors and that might be because of the underwhelming competition.
Apart from the 5050mAh battery, the other two that Nokia has got certified are 4470mAh battery and 3900mAh battery. The listing does not tell about any fast charging technologies that these batteries might support but it is highly likely that the 5050mAh battery might feature fast charging. HMD Global has not been aggressive about fast-charging methods in the market, but I will go out on a limb and assume that the Nokia 9.3 PureView will be the device with a little over 5000mAh battery capacity and support for fast charging. But when the Nokia 9.3 will arrive is something that no one knows right now.
The last rumour suggested the Nokia 9.3 PureView will come out sometime in the first half of 2021. And this came as a continuation to several tips and rumours that pointed out nothing but successive delays. These delays are said to have been caused by several advanced technologies that HMD Global is planning for the Nokia 9.3 PureView. They include an under-display camera, an in-display fingerprint sensor, better 5G support, and the display with a high refresh rate. I am not sure because these features have come to be pretty standard for a phone by this point in time, and most companies have more than devices (except for the under-display camera phone) with these features. But to each his own.
For what it is worth, HMD Global got super busy lately with smartphone launches and that might continue next year.