While we are waiting for the alleged Nokia 9 to show up at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, the first rumors about Nokia 10 have already started to surface. The first image regarding this device has been posted on Baidu: it is a schematic image which shows the rear camera of the alleged flagship that will be launched by HMD Global in H2 2018. According to the image, the handset sports a revolver-like camera which is composed of six sensors in a circular configuration. At the center of the circle, there seems to be a LED flash, while each of the sensors seems to be coupled with a secondary flash LED.
Under the incredible camera setup of the Nokia 10, there is a fingerprint reader which makes us think that it will be not embedded in the display through the latest chip announced by Synaptics. Note that this is not an official image and we cannot guarantee its authenticity. In fact, it would really be hard to get a design like this in a commercial smartphone, but it’s definitely worth checking out the schematics of such a design.
If such a design exists, then the lens should obviously be co-developed with Zeiss, as the company has collaborated with Zeiss since the age of feature phones and it has renewed the cooperation in the second half of 2017. Other rumored specs of the alleged Nokia 10 include the presence of an 18:9 display with narrow bezels, just like most of the most important flagships launched in the last year.
Under the hood, the phone is expected to feature an octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is the most powerful mobile chip launched by Qualcomm. It is composed of 8x Kryo 385 CPUs running at a max frequency of 2.8 GHz and an Adreno 630 GPU. It also has a dedicated module for artificial intelligence and machine learning, and it includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem which can reach a max download speed of 2.2 Gbps.
Well, this Nokia 10 back schematic is definitely something that’s out of a dream concept design. So, do you think such a design is possible in a real smartphone?