HMD Global recently confirmed with a teaser image that it will hold an event at MWC 2018, which will reveal a new chapter of Nokia’s history. This teaser leaves us with no doubt: new important Nokia phones are going to be showcased at the most important trade show of the year for mobile devices. Now, two new devices by the Finnish company have been certified in Russia. Sadly, no info has been revealed about these devices, except their model numbers: TA-1043 and TA-1046. Probably the Nokia 8 Sirocco is not one of these devices, as its name has been trademarked with the model number TA-1005.
And maybe we are not even talking about the Nokia 1, the rumored entry-level handset which is said to launch with Android Go, a light version of the Android operating system for phones with a low amount of RAM (less than 1 GB). The Nokia 1 has allegedly been certified by the American FCC with the model number TA-1056.
So, which are the models certified in Russia? Among the most reliable hypotheses, there is Nokia 7 Plus, which should be the most advanced mid-range HMD Global’s smartphone, at least for the first half of 2017.
According to an advertising material that recently surfaced online, it will be the first phone by the company to sport a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The handset is rumored to come with a back cover made of ceramic and a metal frame. On the hardware side, there should be an octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC by Qualcomm, paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The rear side should house a dual camera in a vertical configuration with resolutions of 12 and 13 MP, Carl Zeiss lens and 2x optical zoom. Under the camera, there will be a circular fingerprint reader.
We will probably know more about the certified devices in the next few weeks.