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 12 months. Whereas the new units received’t be made by Nokia, they are going to observe the corporate’s design tips and can retain the model identify.
HMD World can be manufacturing these units solely. We initially thought there could be as much as 4 new telephones in 2017, however rumors counsel there’ll really be as many as six or seven. The rumors come from Malaysian distributor Avaxx, which said Nokia will goal to launch telephones in all value ranges.
Right here’s the whole lot we learn about Nokia’s 2017 Android telephones thus far.
So far, hypothesis across the Nokia eight has been simply that — hypothesis. Now, nonetheless, rumors are a bit extra stable. Based on current stories, the Nokia eight can be launched alongside the Nokia three and Nokia 5 sooner or later in June. There’s no phrase but on a particular launch date. The report, which comes from India Today, additionally highlighted that the gadget will probably include a Snapdragon 835 processor and a 23MP rear-facing digital camera.
Beforehand, the Nokia eight was just lately listed on Jingdong, or JD.com, for pre-sale. The itemizing didn’t state precisely when the telephone would go on sale formally, but it surely did listing a value of three,188 yuan, which equates to round $463. It’s value noting, nonetheless, 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 seem like very a lot alike from the surface, 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 telephone pictured right here appears to be like very totally 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 beneath.
Different rumors from Nokia Power User immediately contradict data we initially heard in regards to the telephone. Whereas the Nokia eight has been rumored to function a flagship-spec processor just like the Snapdragon 821 or Snapdragon 835, new stories point out that as an alternative it is going to function a way more midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.
A YouTuber, nonetheless, uploaded footage of alleged Nokia units powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 and 835. The gadget was at Qualcomm’s sales space at CES 2017, and the chipset producer reportedly requested individuals to not take movies or images of it. The YouTuber, whose account is called Whole Tech, didn’t comply.
Earlier than we check out the video — it ought to be famous that we will’t confirm this data, and the units would not have 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, based on inside sources, and Nokia has been their reference supplier for the 821 and 835.”
Once more, we will’t confirm these insider sources’ claims, and whether or not or not Nokia has been in partnership with Qualcomm. Whole Tech claims the gadget in his video is the upcoming Nokia eight.
The video reveals the distinction in digital camera 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 can have 6GB RAM.
Each allegedly additionally function digital picture stabilization, a 5.7-inch Quad HD Tremendous AMOLED show, MicroSD card help as much as 256GB, 64GB and 128GB inner storage choices, twin front-facing audio system, and LED notification lights.
Whole Tech additionally says the Nokia eight can have a 24-megapixel rear digital camera with optical picture stabilization, in addition to a front-facing digital camera with 12-megapixels — it’s unclear if this is applicable to each fashions.
What’s fascinating is the again of the gadget, which Whole Tech briefly reveals within the video. There’s a big digital camera, just like the one discovered on the again of the Lumia 1020 Home windows Cell gadget. That digital camera 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 could give us our first take a look at the corporate’s upcoming flagship — though you will need to notice we will’t confirm its authenticity. The design seems to observe the instance of LG’s just lately 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 sequence of vertically organized cutouts for what would seem like twin cameras, a flash, and doubtlessly 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 in regards to the identify of Nokia’s range-topping gadget, although now it appears the Nokia eight is decrease on the pecking order.
Based on Nokia Energy Person, the Nokia 9 is believed to function a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, together with a hefty 6GB of RAM and both 64GB or 128GB of storage. A 22-megapixel rear-facing digital camera and 12-megapixel front-facing digital camera are additionally rumored.
Maybe most fascinating is the declare that the Nokia 9 will reportedly supply an Iris scanner, bringing its safety features consistent with Samsung’s new Galaxy S8.
The identical report additionally notes that the gadget 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 telephone can 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 thus far solely rumored Nokia eight. Based on rumors from Nokia Power User, the Nokia 7 will function a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, and it might function a 1080p show and a metallic physique.
That’s just about all we all know in regards to the Nokia 7 at this level — however we’ll replace this text as we hear extra.