HMD Global may be working on a Snapdragon 845-powered Nokia flagship

HMD Global may be working on a Snapdragon 845-powered Nokia flagship
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So far this year, HMD Global has launched nine new smartphones, be it internationally or as exclusives to certain regions. These will soon be accompanied by a global release of the Nokia X6 and an all-new model dubbed the Nokia 5.1 Plus which recently leaked. However, according to a tweet sent out by Roland Quandt, the manufacturer isn’t stopping there.

It’s claimed HMD Global is currently in the process of developing a new flagship smartphone that will ship with a high-end SoC on the inside, although the exact one wasn’t mentioned. Nevertheless, considering the manufacturer often uses Qualcomm processors, the Snapdragon 845 seems to be the most likely candidate. In addition, the presence of an unknown feature that has been “pioneered” by Chinese companies is also teased, suggesting the upcoming smartphone could possibly feature a pop-out module that hides the front selfie camera when not in use, something that could also mean the presence of a bezel-less design. Alternatively, an in-display fingerprint scanner could also be included on the premium device, although this will largely depend on the sensor’s accuracy. For now, this is simply speculation, but it’s worth noting that the tipster has stated that he will eventually elaborate further.

Currently, it’s unclear what timeframe HMD Global is currently aiming for when it comes to releasing its flagship model. However, considering the various high-end smartphone launches that are expected to take place between August and October, a release during this period would perhaps be the most likely option. Nevertheless, the Finnish manufacturer may wish to avoid any direct competition by launching the smartphone at a later date.

source: Roland Quandt

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7 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

C'mon Nokia waiting for your masterpiece!

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Should use SD 850.

3. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The Snapdragon 850 is designed for Windows 10 devices

4. drained

Posts: 25; Member since: May 01, 2017

SD850 consume more power than normal SD845, won't see any smartphone with it

6. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Sure if you want to supercook your phone. That would be overkill for a smartphone.

5. vasta

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Oh wow, it’s not like this has been known for at least 8 months already!

7. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Unless it comes with a super large sensor like the P20 Pro and an improved 40mp camera, I'm not interested. The P20 Pro should've been done by HMD not Huawei. So do it Nokia and do it right.

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