According to several Chinese media, Nokia is working on two high-end smartphones under HarmonyOS. The Finnish brand and Huawei have denied this intriguing project.

After several tumultuous years in the fold of Microsoft, Nokia has regained stability with HMD Global. The manufacturer that operates the famous Finnish brand is focusing on entry-level and mid-range smartphones. Last April, HMD Global made the choice to simplify its ranges with the G and X series. More sophisticated, the second could even accommodate high-end terminals, if we are to believe the Chinese sites Sina Tech and IT Home. Last week, these two media reported that Nokia was working on two high-end models. Called X60 and X60 Pro, they would mark the brand’s return to the forefront, in partnership with Huawei. The two devices would indeed be among the first non-Huawei stamped to embed the HarmonyOS operating system. A turning point for the Finnish firm and information quickly went around the web.

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Nokia 9, HMD Global’s latest flagship was launched in 2019 © LaboFnac

Nokia X60 and X60 Pro: two high-end smartphones

Since the takeover of Nokia by HMD Global, the brand has always offered Android devices. A transition to HarmonyOS would not go unnoticed and would give Nokia the opportunity to stand out. For Huawei, this merger would be an opportunity to promote HarmonyOS in certain markets with the support of a recognized brand. The Chinese giant also explained in May that its operating system was “available for all smartphone manufacturers ”. Technically, the X60 and X60 Pro would confirm their high-end orientation by embedding a main 200 megapixel photo sensor. The 200 Mpx then 600 Mpx sensors are set to develop in the years to come. The partnership with Zeiss should also be extended, while a Snapdragon 888 or Snapdragon 888 Plus would animate these two smartphones.

The Phone Arena site adds that a screen with a refresh rate of 144 Hz would be present. This configuration would be powered by an imposing 5000 or 6000 mAh battery. These promising data sheets would give Nokia the opportunity to invest in the Chinese market. If HarmonyOS has, on paper, little chance of causing Android to falter in Europe, the situation is different in China where Google applications are blocked.

HarmonyOS: Huawei and Nokia deny the rumor

The arrival of HarmonyOS on Nokia smartphones quickly made the web react, pushing the two brands concerned to react. Huawei told the Chinese newspaper Global Times that this information was “false ” while Nokia says it is fully committed to the Android adventure. The manufacturer explains that his “commitment to providing the best Android experience remains unwavering ”, reports Gizmochina.

Thomas Estimbre