The current owners of the Nokia brand, HMD Global, have reportedly filed for a trademark for the ‘N Series’ name. The same was spotted on the website of the Trademark office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) in China, which is expected to be the first step to introducing some new Nokia N Series smartphones keeping the previous line-up’s capabilities in mind.

The N Series from Nokia was a lineup of smartphones that came just before the Lumia series showed up. They were powered by the Symbian mobile operating system and each one of them arrived with its own special multimedia capabilities.

The smartphones were chunky, but focussed on particular features like camera, music or web-browsing. First introduced in 2005, the devices were quickly replaced when the Lumia series came on to the scene with Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system on board.

As reported by GizmoChina, HMD is looking to use the older naming convention to go ahead with its newer models. mydrivers.com claims that HMD could be looking to first launch its first N series smartphone with N95 as the model name.

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The Nokia N Series N90 alongside the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL.

The older N95 was a multimedia smartphone, which focussed on the camera, music and video capabilities. It was a slider model which also opened from the top side to reveal physical music play back buttons as there were no touchscreens back then.

While all of these features are common today, in almost every Android smartphone out there, it will be interesting to see how HMD builds on its older portfolios.

According to the same source, Nokia is most likely to announce this N95 device along with some new releases at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona. The smartphone is expected to pack in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series chipset and will sell in the mid-range category.

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Publish date: February 10, 2017 3:54 pm| Modified date: February 24, 2017 5:37 pm

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