HMD Global, the Finnish company that’s making Nokia-branded smartphones now, is expected to launch a new flagship smartphone later this year. Earlier reports have suggested that the device is going to have a display notch much like many other Android flagships this year to maximize the screen real estate. However, a new report suggests that the company is also testing a prototype without the display notch which means that it hasn’t decided the final design of this device as yet.

Apple popularized the display notch with the iPhone X last year. It’s where the front camera and 3D sensors are housed while the display is stretched to the very top. Some Android OEMs have already replicated the design and Nokia was expected to do the same for its new flagship.

A new report claims that there’s a prototype being tested by the company that’s more like the Nokia 8 Sirocco in terms of design and doesn’t feature a display notch. Other than that, the device is believed to tout flagship-level specifications.

HMD Global hasn’t really commented on the reports concerning its new flagship smartphones so it’s unclear right now how much truth there is to these reports out of China. The company hasn’t even said when we can expect its new flagships to arrive but it’s likely going to be a couple of months before HMD Global makes an announcement.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about HMD Global and Nokia.

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