Nostalgia: We May End Up Seeing the Nokia N Series Come to Life Again at MWC 2017


Nokia’s famous N series gave us popular products like the Symbian-powered N95 and the MeeGo-running Nokia N9. While the former is likely to evoke nostalgic memories of the good old days of the Finnish brand’s domination of the mobile world, the latter, while a gorgeous device, is a memory some would prefer to forget. It reminds us of the beginning of the death of the iconic Nokia mobile brand, something its new owner, HMD Global, is working day and night to get past.

The Nokia N series of phones that saw us get the N8 and the like is all in the past now. It’s 6 years since we had a Nokia N series phone.

However, if news reaching us from China is anything to go by (and we really hate to get your heart pumped up for nothing), we may be on the verge of a huge comeback for the N series.

According to Chinese sources, the term “NSERIES” has apparently been filed for a trademark at China’s patent office.

Sure, companies of note like those behind the design and manufacturing of Nokia-branded devices regularly file for patents for just about anything in order to ward off the competition and keep their secrets even if they will never see the light of day but maybe, just maybe, an N series Nokia may be headed to Barcelona at the end of this month.

Nokia has an event in the Catalan city during the upcoming Mobile World Congress.

Specific details of the purported N Series smartphone from HMD Global with Nokia branding are scarce at the moment. The company has already released a Nokia-branded smartphone, the Nokia 6, and is expected to unveil at least one other smartphone by the end of the month at the week-long mobile-focused trade show.