2020 is drawing to a close and Nokia Mobile has also concluded the product launch for this year. In the smartphone segment, they started this year with the launch of Nokia C2, followed by Nokia 1.3, Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 8.3 5G in March. Then, we had the Nokia C3 which arrived in August, and the Nokia 2.4 and Nokia 3.4 in September. They concluded it with the launch of Nokia C1 Plus and Nokia 5.4 this month.
So, this represents three C-series devices, two of the 5-series and one of the 1, 2, 3 and 8 series each, if we don’t count operator / market specific devices. It suggests that we may see the new Nokia 6, 7 or 9 next year before anything else. Well, there’s still a lot to guess, but some details about the new devices have already started rolling out. About ten days ago, three new Nokia batteries were certified by testing bodies.
According to the new certifications, future Nokia smartphones could carry the following batteries:
- WT340 (5050mAh, 3.85V DC, 19.44Wh)
- CN110 (4470mAh, 3.87V, 17.29Wh)
- V730 (3900mAh, 3.85V, 15.015Wh)
The first two battery models were certified by TÜV Rheinland Japan and the second by Element Materials Technology. At least three new Nokia smartphones in total can be expected based on these new batteries. I mentioned “at least” because Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 5.4 share the same battery, so we can expect it to happen in the future as well. Currently, the maximum battery capacity that Nokia smartphones have is 4500mAh, again only in Nokia 8.3 5G and Nokia 2.4. Hence, a 5000+ mAh battery will be a first for Nokia Mobile and a welcome upgrade. Hopefully, it will be paired with fast charging options.
It’s a guess on my part, and none of those might turn out to be true, but I think Nokia Mobile could include the 5050mAh battery in the new Nokia 9 and the 4470mAh battery in the new Nokia 6 or 7. Also, from the moment where the launch will take place, there will be enough space since the launch of Nokia 1.3 or Nokia 4.2, so the Nokia 1.4 or the Nokia 4.4 could come with the 3900mAh battery.
At the time of writing this article, I also looked at old interviews with Ajey Mehta, former VP – Corporate Business Development, HMD Global, and Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, VP – India and MENA, HMD Global, in which they were solicited to answer questions based on the not so big batteries of Nokia smartphones. Their responses were quite similar. They defended their approach by stating that the 2-day battery life is pretty good, rather some consumers want a better display (PureDisplay) or a device replacement warranty, and Nokia Mobile cares more about the overall experience than the specs.
What do you think? Is it time for Nokia Mobile to introduce bigger batteries and fast charging technology? How is the experience with the battery life of your Nokia?
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