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.