Alleged fllagship Nokia sketching flaunts Zeiss-branded dual camera


Thanks to a new parent company from Finland - HMD Global - the Nokia brand went Android, and already outed a few compelling handsets in the entry level to the midrange segments, including the resurrection of the Nokia 3310, and the affordable Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Androids. While these will be hitting shelves soon, perhaps including the US, what nostalgic Nokia fans are looking forward to is a true Nokia flagship with Android. HMD already promised that there will be more to come from it this year, and the second half is shaping up to be pretty exciting, with the rumored Nokia 7 or Nokia 8 that will supposedly have a Snapdragon 660 and a Zeiss-stamped camera. 

Today, however, a mysterious sketch from the alleged drawing board over at HMD has leaked out from a Nokia-centric source in China, and it depicts a new Nokia (perhaps 8 or 9), which seems to sport a dual camera with the Zeiss branding on the back. We can't vouch for the diagram, as it's coming from just one source, and might also be just HMD drumming up excitement over its future plans, but that still would show dedication, which bodes well for Nokia fans.

The shape is also a bit different from the rectangular Androids that we were shown at the MWC, so this could be some work in progress over a flagship Nokia indeed. Still, if the design and features are still being fleshed out, don't expect this thing to hit the shelves any time soon, and we'd wager to bet that Nokia will try to capitalize on the holiday shopping seasons with any eventual high-end Android, especially if it has to be powered by Snapdragon 835, which will be a scarce commodity for at least the next few months, with Samsung hogging the supply for its upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+.

source: @nokibar (Baidu)

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32 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 754; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Welcome back Nokia !!

2. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Google or Nokia ,the flagships I am looking forward for this year. I phones are over priced in India.

3. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

iPhones are always expensive all over the world. nothing new. it just seems you can't afford an iphone. LOL!

4. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What's so funny about someone not having the luxury to buy high end phones?

29. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

.....

30. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

@maherk I agree. It's not funny but LUXURY: Galaxy and/or other Andriod OEMs > iPhone considering the features, materials, technologies, and innovations.

31. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Its funny because the iphone is considered luxury for price, but its hardware is the same as a $100 android phone... LOL!

7. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Please don't laugh. Most people in India can't afford a high end phone. There is nothing new about it and there is nothing funny about it. Don't worry stranger. For your delight, Xiaomi is allegedly signing a contract with Carl Zeiss to use it in Mi6. Xiaomi is not over priced. It is under priced every where in the world.

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

But what about the algorithms ? Using good lenses won't make any difference if they don't make any other changes on camera.

11. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Mate if I can afford a Googles flagship phone then isn't that obvious that I can also afford a I phone.

16. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

So you make fun of people that can't afford an iphone, maybe they are poor, maybe they don't give a rats ass about the iphone like i do! You should never make fun of people that have less to spend!

23. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

If somebody attacks iphone users, it's ok with you. But if that attacker got criticised, you call it making fun? LoL!!!

18. androiduser

Posts: 505; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Here the iPhone 7 plus 32gb costs more than the galaxy s7 edge

19. androiduser

Posts: 505; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I meant costs 400 dollars more

25. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Your iPhone is ovepriced and garbage. What do you make of that?

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Here in INDIA iPhone are trademark of fake people...

9. Phonehex

Posts: 754; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Not even true 1% , My mom , my brother , my wife and most of my friends use iPhones. They love the simplicity of the phone and peace of mind security of their data . I on the other hand love only andorids.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The peace of mind that someday their dirty pictures will end up on the internet because Apple has the illusion of security without actually having any.

15. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Hmmmmm... But your comment is a trademark of those that can afford an iphone.... Right? Haha!

5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

As far as I know, Carl Zeiss is a lense manufacturer. So I wonder that how it will make a great camera if good sensor and good algorithm is not used by a phone manufacturer.

32. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

some say the lens makes a rubbish camera good......... In the DSLR world this definitely rings true.

8. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 546; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Nokia should put Sony IMX378 sensor along with lumia 920 insane Night Mode.This will make Nokia cameraphone of the year.

12. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Now that is a real Nokia, they will be missing then only a special UI.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Nokia needs to make the next Pixel, with Carl Z lenses. That would be a sexy marriage.

17. ImperialDynamics

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

it says 4 mm thickness at the thinnest point!

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

zenfone 2 also bragged about it's 3.9mm at "thinnest point" but in reality, it's 10.9mm at thickest pointhttps://www.asus.com/ph/Phone/ZenFone_2_ZE551ML/Design/ and usually, smartphone with 2.5D glass and curved back have slim "thinnest point", like HTC10, OP3, note7, etc

26. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That's because the zenfone uses an extreme curve on their phones. Most manufacturers use a much bigger radius for their curves

20. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I am waiting eagerly..

22. Monty007

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 21, 2017

A True Nokia Flagship

24. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

A flat back please Nokia and squared off corner profile.

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