After smartphones and feature phones, is HMD Global going to launch Nokia branded laptops in India this time? Nokia’s nine laptops have recently received BIS certification in India. According to popular tipster Mukul Sharma’s tweet, Nokia has NKi510UL82S, NKi510UL85S, NKi510UL165S, NKi510UL810S, NKi510UL1610S, NKi310UL41S, NKi310UL42S, NKi310ULST2, NKi310ULTS.
The chipset and operating system of the laptops in this series can be estimated after looking at the BIS listing. The model number of each laptop starts with NK, which indicates Nokia. Then there’s the i5 / i3, which undoubtedly indicates which chipset will be used on the laptop. And then having 10 means they will run Windows Ten operating system. As is clear from the listing, 5 of these laptops will come with Intel’s i5 processor, and the rest will have i3 processors. Nokia has not yet commented on the matter. However, after getting BIS certification, it is clear that these laptops from Nokia are coming to the market soon.
According to the BIS listing, these laptops will be manufactured by Tongfang Limited in China. Let me inform you that HMD Global is in charge of selling Nokia feature phones and smart phones. Flipkart, on the other hand, has a strategic partnership with Nokia, and under the agreement, Flipkart develops, manufactures and distributes Nokia branded TVs in India, along with Nokia’s media streaming devices. As a result, there is a question mark over who will market Nokia laptops in India, Flipkart or HMD Global.
If you look at Nokia’s history, its presence in the computer and laptop business can also be noticed. Nokia Data, Nokia’s computer division, released a number of computers and laptops in the MikroMikko lineup from 1980-8. However, in 1991, Nokia sold its computer arm to a British company. Then in 2009 Nokia announced the introduction of a netbook (mini laptop) called Nokia Booklet 3G. The integrated 3G modem, HD screen, fan-free design and great battery life of this netbook running on Windows 7 operating system was highly appreciated. Later, Nokia did not see such a product in the market. It remains to be seen whether Nokia will make a comeback in the laptop market this year.