Nokia is again — and it’s again with a vengeance. The Finnish firm lastly launched its first Android-powered smartphone, the Nokia 6, however we’re anticipating to see much more motion this yr. Whereas the new units received’t be made by Nokia, they may observe the corporate’s design pointers and can retain the model title.
HMD International shall be manufacturing these units solely. We initially thought there could be as much as 4 new telephones in 2017, however rumors counsel there’ll truly be as many as six or seven. The rumors come from Malaysian distributor Avaxx, which said Nokia will goal to launch telephones in all worth ranges.
Right here’s every part we find out about Nokia’s 2017 Android telephones to this point.
Thus far, hypothesis across the Nokia eight has been simply that — hypothesis. Now, nevertheless, rumors are just a little extra stable. In line with current reviews, the Nokia eight shall be launched alongside the Nokia three and Nokia 5 sooner or later in June. There’s no phrase but on a selected launch date. The report, which comes from India Today, additionally highlighted that the system will doubtless include a Snapdragon 835 processor and a 23MP rear-facing digicam.
Beforehand, the Nokia eight was not too long ago listed on Jingdong, or JD.com, for pre-sale. The itemizing didn’t state precisely when the cellphone would go on sale formally, however it did record a worth of three,188 yuan, which equates to round $463. It’s value noting, nevertheless, that the photographs listed are similar to an idea design that was launched earlier, suggesting that it may the truth is be a pretend itemizing.
Along with the leaked sketch of the Nokia 9, Nokia Power User shared an analogous picture of the Nokia eight. The 2 units look like very a lot alike from the skin, with the one main variations being the bigger bezels surrounding the Nokia eight’s show, and the front-facing fingerprint sensor. The display nonetheless spans from edge to edge, however the rounded corners are notably absent. It’s value noting that the cellphone pictured right here seems to be very completely different from one which surfaced on the Shopper Electronics Present in January that was additionally believed to be the Nokia eight, seen in a video under.
Different rumors from Nokia Power User straight contradict info we initially heard concerning the cellphone. Whereas the Nokia eight has been rumored to characteristic a flagship-spec processor just like the Snapdragon 821 or Snapdragon 835, new reviews point out that as a substitute it can characteristic a way more midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.
A YouTuber, nevertheless, uploaded footage of alleged Nokia units powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 and 835. The system was at Qualcomm’s sales space at CES 2017, and the chipset producer reportedly requested individuals to not take movies or pictures of it. The YouTuber, whose account is known as Whole Tech, didn’t comply.
Earlier than we check out the video — it ought to be famous that we are able to’t confirm this info, and the units do not need any “Nokia” branding, so we’re casting a heavy dose of skepticism right here. The YouTuber says Nokia and Qualcomm “have been working collectively on the Snapdragon 835 and the 10 nanometer course of for the chip with Samsung for some time, in line with inside sources, and Nokia has been their reference supplier for the 821 and 835.”
Once more, we are able to’t confirm these insider sources’ claims, and whether or not or not Nokia has been in partnership with Qualcomm. Whole Tech claims the system in his video is the upcoming Nokia eight.
The video reveals the distinction in digicam stabilization between a Snapdragon 821 processor and the Snapdragon 835. Whole Tech says each units are the Nokia eight with the 2 processors — the one with the Snapdragon 821 will include 4GB of RAM, and the Snapdragon 835 variant may have 6GB RAM.
Each allegedly additionally characteristic digital picture stabilization, a 5.7-inch Quad HD Tremendous AMOLED show, MicroSD card help as much as 256GB, 64GB and 128GB inside storage choices, twin front-facing audio system, and LED notification lights.
Whole Tech additionally says the Nokia eight may have a 24-megapixel rear digicam with optical picture stabilization, in addition to a front-facing digicam with 12-megapixels — it’s unclear if this is applicable to each fashions.
What’s attention-grabbing is the again of the system, which Whole Tech briefly reveals within the video. There’s a big digicam, just like the one discovered on the again of the Lumia 1020 Home windows Cellular system. That digicam packed 41-megapixels and featured Carl Zeiss optics — it’s fairly attainable the partnership may come into play once more.
A sketch of a tool claimed to be the Nokia 9 obtained by Nokia Power User might give us our first have a look at the corporate’s upcoming flagship — though it is very important word we are able to’t confirm its authenticity. The design seems to observe the instance of LG’s not too long ago launched G6, notably in its edge-to-edge show with an 18:9 facet ratio and barely rounded corners.
Across the again, we see a collection of vertically organized cutouts for what would look like twin cameras, a flash, and probably a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
This leak follows one other report from Nokia Power User that indicated the Nokia 9 — not the Nokia eight, as initially believed — will, the truth is, be HMD’s flagship for 2017. Early on, there was confusion concerning the title of Nokia’s range-topping system, although now it appears the Nokia eight is decrease on the pecking order.
In line with Nokia Energy Consumer, the Nokia 9 is believed to characteristic a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, together with a hefty 6GB of RAM and both 64GB or 128GB of storage. A 22-megapixel rear-facing digicam and 12-megapixel front-facing digicam are additionally rumored.
Maybe most attention-grabbing is the declare that the Nokia 9 will reportedly supply an Iris scanner, bringing its security measures in keeping with Samsung’s new Galaxy S8.
The identical report additionally notes that the system would be the first to supply the “Nokia OZO audio” enhancements, so it ought to be fairly good within the sound division. Final however not least, the report suggests the cellphone may have a 5.5-inch QHD show.
Recent rumors point out that Nokia can be engaged on a Nokia 7 handset — filling within the hole between the Nokia 6 and the to this point solely rumored Nokia eight. In line with rumors from Nokia Power User, the Nokia 7 will characteristic a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, and it could characteristic a 1080p show and a metallic physique.
That’s just about all we all know concerning the Nokia 7 at this level — however we’ll replace this text as we hear extra.