Nokia Rumoured to Unveil New Phone at MWC Code-Named Captain America

By Shabana Arif on at

If the latest rumour is to be believed, Nokia is set to reveal a new handset at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020, the yearly smartphone event that's basically E3 for tech nerds.

The leak comes from our colander-like friend, Evan Blass, over on Twitter who posted a couple of pictures of the device courtesy of one of his little birds. They're out there in droves, after all. According to Blass, the phone is code-named 'Captain America' although there's nothing about the photo to suggest why that might be the case. Perhaps it's made of vibranium.

Blass is speculating that the phone could be the Nokia 5.2 - a follow up to 2018's Nokia 5.1 which was heralded as a budget phone for gamers. It could have 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage, and is thought to come in at around $180. It'll reportedly launch on March 4.

Image credit: Evan Blass

As you can see from these images, there's nothing that screams Captain America. Not even so much as a whisper. So the code name could be just that; a code name with no meaning outside of it at all. What's more, if it is the 5.2, the name is a bit grandiose for something that's likely to be mid to low-range. Although maybe they're beefing it up a la Steve Rogers' before-and-after, and it's going to surprise everyone with the smartphone equivalent of a brand new set of chiselled abs.

It's not a lot to go on, but MWC isn't too far away now, so we'll get to the bottom of it soon enough. [TechRadar]