Nokia has indirectly confirmed its upcoming flagship phone powered by the latest Snapdragon 835.
Nokia has replied to its fans on Weibo, claiming that a new device powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 is on the cards, but is not yet ready for announcement.
Release of Nokia 6
Nokia 6 from HMD Global has just been launched in China, seeming to be quite successful. However, the road to regaining its past glory still seems to be a long one for Nokia. Nokia is planning to release two more devices this year, in a bid to ascend and take its place among the top smartphone manufacturers of the world today.
After the launch of the Nokia 6, HMD Global will be announcing its next smartphone, during the MWC or Mobile World Congress event held next month. One of the announcements could also be the Nokia flagship phone that will run on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835.There are rumors that Qualcomm showcased the said device powered by Snapdragon 835 at the CES 2017. However, Qualcomm has denied these statements.
Now, it seems that Nokia itself has spilled the beans regarding its upcoming flagship device. Some of its fans on Weibo had been requesting for a top end phone from the company and Nokia has replied that it was already in the process of creating such a device powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset from Qualcomm. However, the company stated on Weibo that it would take some more time before the said device could be announced and launched.
It is not known whether Nokia will announce this new flagship device powered by the Snapdragon 835 at the MWC. The Finnish manufacturer could also postpone the announcement till a later date. It might take a month or two to get the entire story regarding the new flagship device from Nokia.
Rumors on 2 Devices
Earlier, there were reports that there were two such Nokia 8 models, with one of them being powered by the Snapdragon 835. It would come with a Carl Zeiss camera of 24 MP resolution and have optical as well as electronic stabilization. It would come with a RAM Of 6 GB. The front camera will have a resolution of 12 MP and an onboard storage of 128 GB or 64 GB. The internal storage could be expanded using a microSD card. Another model of the new Nokia 8 would be the cheaper version and would use the Snapdragon 821, instead of the Snapdragon 835. It will have a smaller RAM of 4 GB. However, there is no news regarding the camera specs of this device.
Allegedly Nokia 8
There were two videos shot of the Nokia 8 supposedly taken at the CES 2017. The videos give a close up look of the yet to be released Nokia smartphone. Physical buttons are not visible on the front portion of the device, with the build being similar to the Nokia 6 that was launched recently. The HRM sticker seen on it suggests that the upcoming Nokia 8 could offer functionality for heart rate monitoring as well.