Nokia licensee HMD Global is all set to launch several smartphones on February 25, ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Meanwhile, there have been umpteen leaks regarding Nokia-branded handsets that are expected to be unveiled soon. Among the recent leaks, all eyes are on the Nokia 9, Nokia 8 Pro, Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 4. Some of these may get unleashed in Barcelona this month, while others may hit the markets later this year.
Nokia 9 has seen several leaks and rumours around its design and specifications over the past year. It could be one of HMD Global’s key announcements for the event later this month. As per latest reports, some leaked images of Nokia 9’s protective covers showcase the possible design of the handset. Renders of cases made by Tudia gives a hint of a curved edge-to-edge screen.
At the rear end, the Nokia 9 appears to sport a dual camera setup positioned vertically. Also, present, are a fingerprint scanner and an LED flash. However, none of the leaked pictures show the front side of the smartphone clearly. Which makes it difficult to guess whether the handset will come with the dual camera setup for selfies as well.
As per earlier reports, the phone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and might come with 128GB of inbuilt storage, a 5.5-inch OLED display, a 3250mAh battery with fast charging support, and run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
Nokia 8 Pro
HMD Global is said to be planning to launch a new flagship smartphone called Nokia 8 Pro, NokiaPowerUser reports. The smartphone appears to be a premium variant of the Nokia 8. According to the report, the Nokia 8 Pro will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The smartphone will come with a Penta-lens camera module with rotating Zoom camera made by Zeiss. Additionally, the handset sports a fingerprint scanner and the design seems to be similar to the upcoming Nokia 9.
Earlier this month, HMD Global was rumoured to have trademarked a new handset with model name ‘Nokia 8 Sirocco’. It was said to be a 2018 premium variant of the Nokia 8. However, NPU says that the handset will go with the Nokia 8 Pro branding for retail.
As per previous reports, the smartphone may sport a 5.5-inch OLED display made by LG Display, and be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. It could come with a dual camera setup with 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel sensors. The handset is said to come with a 3250mAh battery with fast charging support.
Nokia 7 Plus
With less than a week left for Nokia’s event at MWC, a new image of the smartphone allegedly named Nokia 7 Plus has been leaked. The Nokia 7 Plus is expected to be the company’s first smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio. Known tipster Evan Blass has posted renders of the upcoming Nokia 7 Plus smartphone. As usual, Blass took to his Twitter handle, @evleaks to post some new images, providing an idea of what we can expect in terms of the design.
As per the leak, the Nokia 7 Plus will be an Android One smartphone. It may sport a vertical dual-camera setup and a fingerprint scanner along with a white or black finish at the rear end. Additionally, there are additional copper highlights on the camera, buttons, and the fingerprint scanner.
According to an earlier report, the Nokia 7 Plus will come with a 6-inch display and sport a dual rear camera setup, backed by Zeiss optics, comprises 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel image sensors. The smartphone is also said to come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
Nokia 4 could be to be one of the smartphones that will be showcased for the first time at the MWC 2018. While unzipping of the APK file of the Nokia’s Camera app had revealed the Nokia 7 Plus, it also named another smartphone called Nokia 4. There haven’t been too many rumours around this handset, but it could still see a release soon.
As per NokiaPowerUser citing a VK.com report, the Nokia 3 successor will be powered by Snapdragon 450 SoC and will be launched at MWC 2018. Not many details regarding the smartphone are available right now, but given the processor, it could be a good smartphone between the Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 Plus, that HMD Global could launch at MWC 2018.
It should be noted that these are just rumours and speculations and should be taken with a pinch of salt. HMD Global has not revealed too many details regarding its latest Nokia-branded smartphones, other than the event scheduled later this month.