Nokia 9, 8, 7, and 2 chipsets have allegedly leaked online

After first hearing the semi-official confirmation of upcoming new smartphones from HMD Global under the Nokia brand name, we've been expecting to start seeing more concrete info about the devices themselves — sure, we've enjoyed a fair amount of speculation before, but all of it is many months old now, and often contradictory.

And now, we've finally heard a fresh new rumor about the entire upcoming Nokia device lineup for 2017 — namely, their respective chipsets. It isn't much, but it still gives us a fairly good idea of which price segment each device will be targeting:

  • Nokia 2 – Snapdragon 212 / unknown Mediatek processor
  • Nokia 7 – Snapdragon 630 
  • Nokia 8 – Snapdragon 660
  • Nokia 9 – Snapdragon 835
First off, the Nokia 2: this is a device we haven't really heard anything about up until now, and one of the reasons may well be the lack of clarity regarding its chipset. In any case, this device seems to be positioned on the very low end of the spectrum, considering the 212 debuted all the way back in 2015.

The 7 and 8 have often been lumped together in past rumors, to the point where both were said to be powered by the Snapdragon 660. This isn't actually the case, according to this leak, but the 630 and the 660 are both decidedly mid-range SoCs, though the latter has proven itself to be quite capable in processing power.

And lastly, the Nokia 9 is, as expected, a top-tier phone with a Snapdragon 835 ticking inside. This corroborates previous info we've had, which also included claims that the device will feature 4 (or maybe 8?) GB of RAM, a 13 MP dual rear camera, and a 5.3-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 px resolution.

And while the original source of this leak (a Chinese forum post) is highly questionable, Nokiapoweruser claims to have contacted its independent sources which have confirmed the info, so we're giving it a pass.

Unfortunately for those of you looking for more detailed info about yet-to-be-announced devices à la Samsung, you're out of luck: the Nokia 9 is so far the only one we know more about (and we've also seen it in live photos, as shown above). So cherish the element of surprise while it lasts, as there's little doubt we'll be seeing more of all four of the devices in the near future.

source: Baidu via Nokiapoweruser

Related phones

  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3090 mAh



1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22775; Member since: May 28, 2014

Release the beast already, Nokia/HMD. There are so many of us eagerly anticipating it's arrival.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Just release the king already ffs

12. chenski

Posts: 789; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

That's right, Nokia is the true king!

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

i think the 2 might drown in a valley of cheaper phones available with much better specifications.

3. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

It's taking too long. Pixel XL 2017 now has everyone's attention.

7. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Exactly. The pixel is about to tear it up!

8. splus

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Pixel's price definitely doesn't have my attention.

9. mahima

Posts: 744; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

we must be living in a very different world...!!

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1999; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Maybe the Nokia 2 is for the emerging markets. This wouldn't even be considered in the US.

5. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Nobody cares about Pixel, at all. Period.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22775; Member since: May 28, 2014

Especially not those interested in getting a Nokia smartphone. There are far more people that want a Nokia smartphone than there are those that want a Pixel.

11. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

if it has 8gb of ram, ill buy it but if not ill go with the z2

13. quailallstar

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 13, 2017

I personally would like to see the Nokia 9 with a 6-inch screen.

14. gigicoaste

Posts: 466; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Google.. damn, I love the competition! Is gonna be a hot.. autumn! :))

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