Nokia does not seem to be focusing on flagship phones very much in 2018. After launching just one flagship with the 2017 SoC Snapdragon 835 and after renewing its whole mid-range and low-end series, HMD Global is working on a new upper-midrange device with the new Snapdragon 710 chipset. The famous leakster Roland Quandt has just revealed it through his Twitter account, and he also told us that the device is currently codenamed Phoenix. According to the leakster, it will be officially released in autumn or winter 2018. The most reliable hypotheses is suggesting an IFA 2018 launch in September.
Further, Roland Quandt has revealed that the first mid-range device from the Pixel series by Google (powered by Snapdragon 710 as well) is actually codenamed Bonito. According to the first speculations we may be talking about the Nokia 7.1 or 7.1 Plus, given that the 7 Plus comes with a Snapdragon 660 and the 710 is its successor. Also, note that the Nokia 7 has been unveiled in the second half of 2017. In case you do not know, the SD710 is the first chipset from the 700 series by Qualcomm which sits just in the middle between 600 and 800 series.
HMD/Nokia Mobile is working on a Snapdragon 710 based device to be released in the autumn/winter 2018 timeframe. Codename is "Phoenix". Oh and btw, the Google SDM710 based device apparently is called "Bonito".
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 4, 2018
It is an octa-core processor composed of two Cortex-A75 CPUs and six Cortex A55 which can run at a max frequency of 2.2 GHz. It includes an Adreno 616 GPU and, according to Qualcomm, it is able to provide 35 percent better performance than its predecessor Snapdragon 820. It also supports artificial intelligence thanks to its dedicated AI module called Hexagon 685 DSP (the same we can find on the Snapdragon 845). Currently, there is no other info about the specs of the upcoming Nokia device. The latest smartphones launched by HMD Global are Nokia 2.1, 5.1 and 3.1: all of them are budget phones.