New Nokia smartphone to be unveiled on October 19

Apparently, HMD plans to introduce at least one more Nokia smartphone by the end of the year. Although previous rumors suggest the Finnish company won't be releasing any other smartphone in 2017, HMD has just announced a launch event for October 19.

The event will take place in China and the Nokia smartphone to be unveiled later this week will be available for purchase via major retailer Tmall. Unfortunately, there's no telling what device HMD will reveal on October 18.

It could be another Nokia 8 variant with more memory or a completely new handset. For what is worth, Tmall teases the new smartphone and says that it comes with the Bothie feature that's available on the Nokia 8, as well as some OZO Audio features.

So, it's either the rumored Nokia 7 or the improved version of Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM inside. The latter is already available for purchase in select European countries but has yet to make its debut in China. The funny thing is the standard Nokia 8 was initially introduced in China, while the enhanced model will arrive after being released in other countries.



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2700; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

New Nokias have great build quality, no doubt about it. Even the cheapest Nokia 3 feels pretty sturdy. But what they lack is "optimization". Nokia 5 and 6 have terrible performance, given their specs. The other day I saw a speed test comparison of The Nokia 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy A5, the specs are pretty much the same (Apart from the superior GPU on The Nokia) and Samsung, even with ALL of its bloatware and quote\unquote "useless" features was ahead of Nokia in almost every imaginable way, except for gaming where Nokia's superior GPU took a 'slight' lead. To put things into perspective; we are talking about bloaty Samsung Experience (Former Touchwiz) vs. clean, stock and pure Android. I find it rather unfortunate cause Nokia is commited to 2 years worth of updates and the pricing is also just about right. Now surely, The Nokia 8 is super smooth, but considering the SoC inside it, it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone! I personally think that it's a better idea to go The Motorola way! The new Nokia is all hype, really! Oh well, G'Day!

2. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I've seen the Samsung software come a long way, from being an absolutely laggy mess to an absolutely optimized skin in the Note 8. See the speed tests, the Note 8 beats just about everything, even the iPhone 8 series with its all powerful A11 chip. The Oneplus 5 comes close, but mostly due to animation speed. What I mean to say is, it's not the bloated Samsung of yesteryears, and is quite good now. HMD on the other hand is at the infancy of their software stack and will improve with time.

3. hemedans

Posts: 762; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

A5 is expensive compare to Nokia 6 and it has superior hardware -Nokia 6 single chanell RAM -A5 2017 dual chanell Ram -Nokia 6 800mhz RAM -A5 2017 1033mhz Ram -Nokia 6 use 28nm manufacturing -A5 use 14nm manufacturing -Nokia 6 has 1.4ghz cortex A53 -A5 has 1.9ghz cortex a53 so its Not miracle for A5 to outperform Nokia 6. And Nokia 6 has unique features which separate it from others -Dolby Atmos stereo speakers which compete with highend phones like HTC U11 -Good build quality -premium design -Good display For people who dont care about specs it is good phone.

4. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

yeah 1.4ghz vs 1.9 ghz .. yeah 35 % faster single threaded performance is going to make a big difference in responsiveness..and

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Is the clock speed the only thing you saw in his list? How about dual channel 1033Mhz RAM and 14nm? The A5 is superior in specs, not to mention it's Super AMOLED display as opposed to the Nokia 6's LCD... so it costs more than the Nokia 6, simple.

6. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

because clock speed has the most impact out of that list on performance .. ( which is what the greenman was referring to ) dual channel doesn't bring a lot of improvement for general performance.. only in specific scenarios/apps and mostly in IGPU it brings a massive boost.. 14nm is helpful for efficiency , it allows clocks to go higher while using less energy.. but probably won't make a big difference in performance all by itself .. there will not be a big difference between 28nm 1.4ghz a53 and 14nm 1.4ghz a53 in performance .. just that 14nm SOC will be smaller and will use very less power than 28nm counterpart ... yes ofcourse A5 is better

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