HMD's Legend and LegendPro Phones Spotted on Geekbench Ahead of Launch
HMD (Human Mobile Devices), renowned for crafting iconic Nokia phones in the past, is set to unveil a series of smartphones under its new brand this year. The excitement is building as two of these devices, codenamed HMD Global Legend and HMD Global LegendPro, have recently surfaced on Geekbench, offering a sneak peek into what's to come.
The Geekbench listings reveal that both phones are equipped with an octa-core chipset and Mali-G57 GPU, boasting a maximum clock speed of 1.61GHz. Speculations suggest the presence of the Unisoc T606 chipset. In performance benchmarks, the HMD Legend scores 379 in the single-core test and 1,370 points in the multi-core test. On the other hand, the LegendPro secures scores of 373 and 1,384 in the single and multi-core tests, respectively.
Excitingly, both devices are expected to debut with Android 14 straight out of the box. While the HMD Legend is rumored to offer up to 4GB of RAM, its counterpart, the LegendPro, is expected to feature an impressive 8GB of memory.
Design and Resemblance to Nokia Lumia Series:
Though details regarding the specifications are scarce, there are indications that the upcoming HMD phones may bear a resemblance to the classic Nokia Lumia series. A recent redesign of the Nokia website to HMD showcased a tease of three phones in vibrant colors – blue, green, and pink. Speculation points towards two of these being the HMD Legend and LegendPro, potentially the pioneers of the first batch of phones to hit the market.
Leaked information about these phones has been trickling in sporadically. An earlier render hinted at a lower mid-range device with a plastic, matte back. Another leak suggested the inclusion of a powerful 108MP OIS camera in one of the upcoming models. Renowned tipster Evan Blass provided additional insight, sharing that the phones were internally codenamed Pulse, Legend, Pulse+, Legend Plus, Pulse Pro, and Legend Pro.
Launch Event and IMEI Certification:
The anticipation is building as HMD has announced an event at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month. This event is speculated to be the platform for the grand unveiling of these smartphones. Reports indicate that there might be as many as three smartphones launching in the initial batch, with a total of nine being certified by the IMEI.
As we eagerly await the official announcement from HMD, the Geekbench insights provide an exciting glimpse into the capabilities of the Legend and LegendPro. The convergence of a potential Nokia Lumia series design with modern specifications and the promise of Android 14 makes these upcoming releases worth keeping an eye on. Stay tuned for more updates as the Mobile World Congress approaches, promising a significant reveal in the world of HMD smartphones.