Two HMD ‘Legend’ phones appear on Geekbench ahead of launch

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HMD Global is expected to launch its very first HMD-branded smartphones at MWC 2024 later this month. Well, two HMD ‘Legend’ phones have just appeared on Geekbench, providing us with some insight.

Before we get down to it, though, do note that HMD Global has decided to phase out Nokia phones/brand, it seems. The company will turn to making its own ‘HMD’ devices from now on, though Nokia phones will still be available through offline channels. What’s odd is that a number of new Nokia phones were spotted in a database, which caused some confusion, but… we’ll hopefully get an explanation for that.

Two HMD ‘Legend’ phones reveal themselves via Geekbench

In any case, regarding these new phones, one comes with a codename ‘Legend’ and the other is the ‘LegendPro’. Both smartphones are running an octa-core SoC with the Mali-G57 GPU. Those chips are closed at 1.61Hz (max), and we’re likely looking at the Unisoc T606 chip here.

HMD Legend Geekbench 1
HMD Legend Geekbench 2

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HMD Legend Geekbench 2

That does tell us that both of these phones will be entry-level devices. The ‘Legend’ scores 379 points in the single-core benchmark, and 1,370 points in the multi-core test. The ‘LegendPro’ managed to reach 373 points in the single-core test, and 1,384 points in the multi-core benchmark.

Both smartphones will ship with Android 14 out of the box. The regular model will include 4GB of RAM, while the ‘Pro’ model will ship out with 8GB of RAM. That’s basically all the info that we managed to get from these listings.

We may see three phones launch at MWC 2024, though

These two listings do confirm that HMD will focus on budget phones yet again. There is a chance we’ll see more than two HMD phones at MWC 2024, though, in which case we may get more powerful models than these.

A report stated that three HMD smartphones are coming during the ‘first phase’, while 9 of them were spotted recently. So we may get 9 phones in general this year, though who knows when the rest will launch.

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