The year 2020 is coming to an end, and Nokia Mobile has finished launching products for this year as well. In the smartphone segment, they started this year with the launch of the 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 this with the launch of the Nokia C1 Plus and Nokia 5.4 this month.
So that makes three C-series devices, two from the 5-series and one from the 1, 2, 3 and 8 series, if we do not count the operator-specific / market-specific devices. It suggests that we might see the new Nokia 6, 7 or 9 next year before anything else. Well, there is still a lot of speculation to be made, but some details about the new devices have already started coming out. Ten days ago, test bodies certified three new Nokia batteries.
According to the new certificates, future Nokia smartphones could have the following batteries:
- WT340 (5050 mAh, DC 3.85 V, 19.44 Wh)
- CN110 (4470 mAh, 3.87 V, 17.29 Wh)
- V730 (3900 mAh, 3.85 V, 15,015 Wh)
The first two battery models were certified by TÜV Rheinland Japan, and the second by Element Materials Technology. At least three new Nokia smartphones can be expected based on these new batteries. I mentioned ‘at least’ because Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 5.4 have the same battery, so we can expect this to happen in the future as well. Currently, the maximum battery capacity that Nokia smartphones have is 4500 mAh, and only in Nokia 8.3 5G and Nokia 2.4. Therefore, the 5000+ mAh battery will be the first for Nokia Mobile and a welcome upgrade. We hope it will be associated with fast charging options.
This is speculation on my part, and none of these may turn out to be true, but I think Nokia Mobile could include a 5050 mAh battery in the new Nokia 9 and a 4470 mAh battery in the new Nokia 6 or 7. Also, at launch time , there will be enough gaps from the launch of Nokia 1.3 or Nokia 4.2, so Nokia 1.4 or Nokia 4.4 could come with a 3900 mAh battery.
As I typed this article, I also went through old interviews with Ajey Mehta, former Vice President of Corporate Business Development, HMD Global and Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, Vice President – India and MENA, HMD Global, in which they were stressed to answer questions based on not so large batteries of Nokia smartphones. Their answers were quite similar. They defended their approach by saying that the two-day battery life is good enough, but some consumers want a better screen (PureDisplay) or a guarantee of device replacement, and Nokia Mobile cares more about the overall experience than the specifications.
What do you think? Is it time for Nokia Mobile to introduce larger batteries and fast charging technology? What is the experience with battery life on your Nokia?
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