Nokia-branded Snapdragon 710 smartphone to arrive by winter, codenamed "Phoenix"

Nokia-branded Snapdragon 710 smartphone to arrive by winter, codenamed
HMD Global has already announced a wide range of smartphones so far this year, but according to a new leak courtesy of Roland Quandt, the Finland-based company isn’t done yet. In fact, it has plans for at least one extra device, albeit a slightly more premium offering.

Specifically, Quandt claims that HMD Global is currently working on a smartphone under the codename “Phoenix” that is set to use Qualcomm’s latest processor, the Snapdragon 710, which was most recently featured inside Xiaomi’s Mi 8 SE. Now, aside from the processor, it’s unclear what the new Nokia device will offer, but 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage are the most likely options. Additionally, a dual-camera setup comprised of two ZEISS-branded lenses is a possibility. Also, in regards to the overall design, Nokia could potentially opt for a slightly more premium glass build, with the front of the smartphone expected to adorned by a tall 18:9 display. 

Currently, it appears the new Nokia device is on track for an autumn/winter 2018 release which, if true, could mean it will eventually compete directly with Google’s upcoming Pixel-branded Snapdragon 710 device, codenamed “Bonito.” After all, Google’s offering is expected to make an official appearance in 2019 and will ultimately compliment both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL which, according to recent information, are set to boast 5.3-inch and 6.2-inch displays respectively.

Considering Autumn is still quite a few months away, leaks are likely to remain minimal for the time being. However, for those wishing to get their hands on a more budget-friendly Nokia smartphone, the brand has just launched the Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1.


source: Roland Quandt (Twitter)

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36 Comments

2. Divahipsterova

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

No notch pls

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome. HMD has been doing the Nokia name justice, and I have no doubt that this smartphone will continue that trend.

4. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

nokia has been doing great lately I am very interested of what I believe will be the successor of the Nokia 7 plus and that device is already the best bang for the buck device in the market all things considered

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Still waiting for the Nokia 9!

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Me too :-)

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

This is only relevant to me if it's coming to the USA. I really wanted the Nokia 7 Plus, but it didn't come here. So I'm hoping it comes to the USA, and will be a bump above the Nokia 7 Plus.

8. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. It's useless if Nokia won't release the devices in the US for ALL carriers.

11. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Agreed

18. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Man I really hope that it does come to the US. Looking at the phone, it looks like a great alternative to the Pixel. I seriously hope it does come because it is going to be a day one purchase for me.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can always get it from Amazon if it’s not officially released in the U.S. Since it will be GSM (and not the outdated and obsolete CDMA) it will most likely work with the carrier you’re using. And the 7 Plus May still come to the U.S.

10. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Yeah, but the non-warranty though. I can't do that. Also, I'm not sure if it'll support all the 4G LTE bands I need as well.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is true, but it’s also been said that there will be a global version of the Nokia 7 Plus that will support the necessary U.S. bands that will no doubt come with warranty. I can understand your wanting one, as HMD has been putting out Nokia branded smartphones that have great design, feature-set, and they’ve been great with OS updates and monthly security updates. Their smartphones also come with less bugs than most of the more established OEM’s smartphones, like Googles Pixel line.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

https://www.christianpost.com/news/nokia-7-plus-us-release-date-news-pure-android-phone-comes-out-in-april-219688/ https://m.gsmarena.com/recently_announced_nokia_1_nokia_6_and_nokia_7_may_come_to_the_us_in_q2-news-29868.php Here are a couple of articles that back my claim. It’s said that the 7 Plus will come to the U.S. after the month of June. For the record, it’s also stated in one of the articles that the Nokia 6.1 was slated to arrive in the U.S, before June, and that turned out to be correct, so unless something changes, I have no doubt that it will be released in the U.S. at some point after June.

14. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Thanks. I appreciate it.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

No problem, my guy.

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