In January, HMD Global had relaunched the Nokia brand with Nokia 6 midrange smartphone. In the next month, it introduced Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the updated Nokia 3310. However, the fans of the Finnish company are eagerly waiting to see a flagship smartphone. It seems that Nokia fans will have to wait a bit more as it is now rumored to be working on two new upper midrange smartphones that are labeled as Nokia 7 and Nokia 8. However, the source of the rumor has stated that these phones may release with different retail names.
The alleged Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 would be fueled by Snapdragon 660 chipset. One of them may come with a full HD display whereas the other Nokia phone may roll out as its first smartphone with quad HD display. The Nokia phone with full HD display may come with a smaller screen compared to the other phone.
Both phones will be sporting slimmer bezels and metal unibody design. Also, both will have different designs for their rear cameras. Nokia 8 may arrive with a Carl-Zeiss optics camera. Both smartphones are expected to house bigger sensors for their rear cameras. Other common features of these smartphones include fingerprint readers and fast charging.
Rumors have it that HMD Global would be releasing 6 to 7 Android smartphones this year. The three Nokia smartphones that it has announced so far do not feature powerful specs. However, the alleged Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 are expected to deliver stellar performances as they are driven by the new Snapdragon 660 SoC (leaked AnTuTu benchmark here) which is an upgraded version of Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 653 chipsets.
The Snapdragon 660 SoC was recently spotted on AnTuTu benchmarking platform with impressive scores like 105576 and 105584. The upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 are expected to feature this new SoC. OPPO and Vivo are also rumored to release Snapdragon 660 powered smartphones in the near future. Now that the Finnish firm has been found working on upper midrange phones, it seems that all its smartphones will aimed towards customers with different price points.