We recently reported that HMD Global is going to release updated Nokia 6300 and Nokia 8000 phones. Now there is information that the manufacturer also wanted revive the legendary Nokia N95 and even created a prototype device.
What is known
The head on products told about it HMD Global Juho Sarvikas on Twitter. Like the original model, the prototype received a slider form factor, but an additional element of the device exits not from the bottom or top, but from the side. A full-fledged speaker was installed on it, as well as two front cameras with LED flash.
We also explored a wide range of sliding options. Objective was to secure usability in both landscape and portrait as well as comfortable single hand use. How do you like the “angle slider”? You get into some pretty wild mechanics with some of these pic.twitter.com/HHLdSCD17i
– Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) November 7, 2020
Another interesting thing about the prototype is the stand. It was integrated into the bezel of the main camera.
Unfortunately, they decided not to launch the device on the market, as it had many problems. One was that the speaker and camera did not work at the same time. By the way, the prototype of the smartphone can be seen in the video of the American blogger Michael Fisher from the Mr. Mobile (scroll to 6:10).