Nokia garnered a lot of praise when it unveiled its Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and the most talked about Nokia 3310 feature phone, during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. However, during the launch event what was missing was a flagship smartphone from the company. But it seems we might soon see a new flagship smartphone from Nokia somewhere around June this year.
According to the latest leak coming out of China, HMD Global is planning to launch this year’s flagship Nokia smartphone that will come in two different screen sizes (“big” and “small”) with almost similar specifications. Both the smartphones will be loaded with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Interestingly, we believe multiple reports Samsung has hoarded the initial production of the 835 chipset, which means other manufacturers will launch their flagship devices with this processor, in late May or June. Hence, the launch timeline makes complete sense.
Further, both the smartphones will sport a metal unibodies and might come with 4GB and 6GB RAM variant. On the camera department, both of them are expected to boast a 23-megapixel rear camera and might also sport dual-camera setups. Lastly, the leak further says smaller variant will be priced around $580+ and larger variant might come with a price tag of $650+.
The flagship device which we are talking about might be none other than Nokia 8, which has been subjected to various leaks and rumours. The Nokia 8 will feature a 5.7 QHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and will come with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone will offer a 24-megapixel rear camera from Carl Zeiss with Dual LED flash, OIS (optical image stabilisation), Super EIS, and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. The smartphone is expected to have two storage variants- 64GB and 128GB, both of which will be expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The Nokia 8 is also said to come equipped with a fingerprint scanner along with dual front-facing speakers and smartphone will run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.