NEW DETAILS about the so-called Nokia 8 have surfaced online, revealing that it might not be the high-end flagship many were expecting.
This latest leak comes via NokiaPowerUser, which claims that HMD Global is gearing up to launch the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8, two high-end Android-powered "mid-rangers".
While earlier leaks had pointed to the Nokia 8 packing Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 SoC, this report claims that both smartphones will pack the firm's as-yet-unannounced Snapdragon 660 processor. According to leaks, this chip will pack eight cores, four of which run at 2.2 GHz while the rest run at 1.9 GHz.
Both smartphones will also, according to NokiaPowerUser, feature a "new metallic body design", which will offer thinner bezels than those seen on the Nokia 6 and a unibody frame. The camera design will be different, too, with the Nokia 8 potentially set to pack Carl Zeiss optics.
If the report's sources are legit, we can also expect the duo of smartphones to pack Full HD and QHD displays, respectively, built-in fingerprint scanners and baked-in Fast Charging support.
The leak doesn't say when we'll be seeing the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8, but a report last week pointed to an official unveiling in June.
This same report also claimed that the Nokia 8 will include Galaxy S7-style IP68 certification and support for Google's Daydream VR platform.
If the launch of the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 at MWC is anything to go by, we can also expect that the Nokia 8 will offer a vanilla Android experience. If so, this means users can expect prompt monthly security updates, quick upgrades to new versions of Android and Google's AI Assistant baked-in - just like the LG G6 and newly-announced Moto G5 and G5 Plus.
In terms of pricing, last week's report pointed to a "smaller" variant of the Nokia 8 fetching £475, which is likely a nod to the newly-leaked Nokia 7. The higher-spec Nokia 8 is expected to go on sale for around £535. µ
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