Best Nokia phones coming in 2017

Best Nokia phones coming in 2017

Reborn as HMD Global by former Finnish personnel, Nokia is set to release as many as six or seven Android handsets in 2017. Three of them (the Nokia 3, 5, 6) are already out in certain parts of the world and headed for a global release this or next month. Meanwhile, the Nokia 7, 8, and 9 could become fact in the second half of the year.

All Nokia smartphones will differ a lot in terms of technology and prices, but have one thing in common – they run pure Android Nougat, and Nokia has promised regular monthly security updates. Here's what we know about each upcoming model.

Nokia 3


Best Nokia phones coming in 2017

This is the entry-level model which will cost about $150 and features a modest, but workable set of specs. It's also a looker with its metal frame and clean design that's reminiscent of cheaper Sony phones. While Alcatel has a $99 handset that competes quite formidably, this one has Nokia written on it. Never underestimate brand power!

Nokia 3 Specs
Operating system:Android 7.0 Nougat
CPU:MTK 6737, Quad-core 1.3Ghz
RAM:2GB
Display:5.0” IPS LCD (1280 x 720, 16:9)
Camera:8MP AF / 8MP AF (front)
Battery:2650 mAh
Storage:16GB (expandable)

Nokia 5


Best Nokia phones coming in 2017

The Nokia 5 is more of a mid-range model with a slightly bigger display and a camera upgrade. It's powered by a Qualcomm chip, too. It's going to cost around $200, just $50 over the Nokia 3. It could be a better choice for the long run, although the 4 and 5-generation Moto G have it completely cornered at the $200-something price point in the US.

Nokia 5 Specs
Operating System:Android Nougat
CPU:Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Display:5.2” IPS LCD 1280 x 720
Camera: 13MP PDAF / 8MP AF
Battery: 3000 mAh
Storage: 16GB (expandable) 

Nokia 6


Best Nokia phones coming in 2017

The Nokia 6 is the most powerful Nokia phone you will be able to buy until the 7, 8, or 9 are out. Although still powered by the humble Snapdragon 430, the Nokia 6 ups the ante with an aluminium body, 1080p display, dual speakers and a 16MP camera. It probably won't cost over $250. We believe Nokia could have pushed the spec sheet a bit farther, upgrading to the Snapdragon 625 processor. The Nokia 6 seems over spec'd for a Snapdragon 430 device, and could be made redundant by the Nokia 7 and 8's existence.

Nokia 6 Specs
Operating System:Android Nougat
CPU:Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
RAM:3GB
Display:5.5” IPS LCD 1080p
Camera:16MP PDAF / 8MP AF (front)
Battery:3000 mAh
Storage:up to 128GB (expandable)

Nokia 7 & 8


Nokia 8 design sketch with moose for added awesome

Nokia 8 design sketch with moose for added awesome


The Nokia 7 and 8 are upcoming upper mid-rangers, based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip. They will have metal bodies. The 7 will get a 1080p-resolution screen, while the 8 will get a 1440p one. Carl Zeiss optics are a possibility for their cameras, and no dual camera setup is expected on these models. That's the little we know about these handsets.

Nokia 7 & 8 Specs
Operating System:Android Nougat
CPU:Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
RAM:Unknown
Display:Unknown 1080p and 1440p displays
Camera:Unknown
Battery:Unknown
Storage:Unknown

Nokia 9


Nokia 9 concept render, based off the older Lumia look

Nokia 9 concept render, based off the older Lumia look


The Nokia 9 will be the premium model, trading blows with the Galaxy S8, the LG G6, and whatever else comes along this year. Powered by the flagship Snapdragon 835 processor, it's expected to have a 22MP dual camera setup and a 12M front camera, along with OZO audio (360-degree spatial technology) and IP68 water-dust resistance. The Nokia 9 will pack a serious punch, but it will also have to look current. If it looks anything like the cheaper Nokias, it will seem out of place among all those thinned-out bezels!

Nokia 9 Specs
Operating System:Android Nougat
CPU:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM:up to 6GB
Display:5.5” 1440p
Camera:22 MP PDAF with Zeiss optics / 12MP (front)
Battery:3800 mAh
Storage:up to 128GB (expandable)

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40 Comments

1. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

That 9 sounds nice. The camera better sell the phone though because the rest of the specs are mixed with the rest of the phones coming out

2. Rafishant

Posts: 393; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I'm not gonna buy the S8 now. Will wait for the Nokia 9 or HTC U. Both look very promising.

4. Samclark

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Oh no, Nokia / hmd just stole a Samsung S8 customer. How sad.. Know what? You were never going to buy an S8. You'll buy a Nokia 6 lol.

6. Rafishant

Posts: 393; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I just said my opinion, but I don't know why you got offended that way? Grow up fanboy.

11. Samclark

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Calling me a fanboy just proves that you will never buy an S8 because you are just another hater. If you just decided to skip S8 after reading about Nokia 9, why did you name HTC U. Trust me your opinion won't stop anyone from buying this amazing S8. What I'm sure about is you can't afford Nokia 9 even. You are waiting for the Nokia 6 to launch in your country.

14. Rafishant

Posts: 393; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

With all do respect to the other readers, you are forcing me to change my tone with you. Your 8 days old profile talks about your trolling. My current phones are S7 Edge, BlackBerry DTEK 60, HTC 10, Lumia 950XL. I didn't attack Samsung or whatever entity. I was planning to upgrade for S8, but it doesn't give much over my current S7 Edge. Speaking about myself, I'm an Insurance company General Manager in Europe, and I can buy you and your family if I want. So get a life and stop trolling. I do apologize for the rest of readers.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

No need to apologize. Sometimes you have to let the trolls know what the real deal is. And he's obviously a troll, and most likely a reverse troll here to make real Samsung fans look bad.

31. danny_a2005

Posts: 349; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Best comment I've read in years. :) please adopt me lol

33. ishaqthkr

Posts: 155; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

LMAO hahahahahahaha

15. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Member since 31 March 2017.... ROFL!

28. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

This guy is a fan boy that got hunted because we exposed his agenda to samsung. You want it or not, the S8 is a pure deception (exact for the screen, same camera, and same old audio DAC, same slow updates, same. lack of true innovation except a 2.1 screen). And the insane price! So it is completely natural for a normal dude to ditch this S8 and wait for a Nokia 9.

30. danny_a2005

Posts: 349; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

How old are you? 12? Let him see other options before buying? Why would he choose the S8? I also can't wait to see what the 9 is going to be, and by the time it release I bet you will also be commenting about your s8 and stuff. Nobody cares fanboy, not everyone likes your exploding Samsung crap

38. MomoSimon

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

Hahah, stupid

24. BGChicago

Posts: 222; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

Don't pay attention to him. His screen is smudged by the greasy fingers that were popping his Acne minutes ago.

12. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Can't you see he said Nokia 9 not 6. Btw Nokia 6 is also far better than Samsung mid range crap.

17. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

If only they didn't put the fingerprint sensor next to the camera. Most idiotic design ever. Coming from one who has had all galaxy s models since S2.

25. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1005; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Here's to hoping the Note 8 introduces the under screen FPS, although I prefer Iris over FPS now

26. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1005; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

One thing about the 9 is how big will the actual phone be, will Nokia adopt the minimal bezel trend, or have the bloated bezels found on the iPhone Plus Models.

36. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

i will go for Nokia 9

39. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I was about to buy the S7 but i'll skip for the Nokia 9.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I will be picking up a Nokia 6 when it's available in the states, and the Nokia flagship after that. Can't wait for that Nokia flagship to be released.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and once again, they avoid number "4"

7. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I can't wait to get the next big Nokia flagship.

8. fyah_king unregistered

9 screen is too small.

10. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Too small? iPhone 7 Plus also 5.5 inch screen and it doesn't too small for lot people.

18. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

oh no... its not the screen that is big on the iphone 7 plus, its the size. its pretty dam huge compared to other lineups which have a 5.5 inch screen.

27. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1005; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

except the pixel of course, which shares nearly the same body. One of my least favorite design choices

9. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Super brick like the Nokia 920? Or will it just look like a Foxconn or China phone?

23. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

go on youtube and look at the jerry rigs everything tests on the nokia 6 they're built like tanks

32. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

He's a known troll. Don't try to introduce him to facts

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