The year 2017 is shaping up to be a major turning point in Nokia’s existence as a mobile phone company. The one time leader in the mobile phone industry was almost forgotten a few years ago, but thanks to HMD Global and Google’s most popular Android OS, Nokia is indeed back.
During this concluding Q1 2017, Nokia has indeed been busy, coming in with up to four mobile phones. Where three of them are powered by Android 7.0 Nougat, the other one is a refreshed version of the iconic Nokia 3310, thus it is powered by Series 30+ OS. As you may know by now, the already confirmed Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are entry-level phones that are all priced at $250 and below.
Now, according to fresh reports, Nokia and HMD Global have plans to go a step further and debut two phones in the midrange family. Dubbed the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8, these two phones will reportedly be powered by the new midrange processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 660. This report comes from Nokia-centric website known as NokiaPowerUser and in fact, there’s more it says in regard to these phones.
In addition to sporting the speedy and more powerful the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will also come in with a new all-metal unibody design that features thinner bezels when compared to the Nokia 6. As for the display, it is said that one of the two phones will come with a Full HD panel while the other will have a QHD screen, but at this point in time, it’s not known which one.
Like the many phones that are also selling in the midrange family, the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 are also said to come with a fingerprint scanner, fast charging technology and much bigger (and better) cameras compared to any of the current models. If all goes according to the rumor, HMD Global will be ready to unveil the two phones in May or June this year.