Nokia may have just confirmed its Snapdragon 835-powered flagship smartphone (Updated)

Nokia may have just confirmed its Snapdragon 835-powered flagship smartphone (Updated)
Update: It looks like the information about the Lumia flagship that might be unveiled at MWC 2017 was provided by a fake Nokia account. HDM Global confirmed that the Weibo account posting these details is not official.

HMD Global's Nokia 6 has been released in China to some mildly success, but the legendary brand has a long road ahead before regaining its past glory.

To soften up its ascension among world's most popular smartphone makers, Nokia has prepared a couple of new devices, which will be unveiled throughout the year.

After Nokia 6, the next Android-powered smartphones will be announced by HMD Global at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in late February. Among them, a flagship smartphone that's been a bit controversial in the last couple of weeks.

It's been said that Nokia's flagship was showcased earlier this month at Qualcomm's booth during CES 2017, but the chip maker denied. However, Nokia China might have just spilled the beans on the company's upcoming flagship smartphone.



The company has taken to Weibo to reply fans wanting a high-end smartphone from the Finnish company, and said that a handset powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor is already in the works but it needs some time to prepare it for prime time.

Are we going to see Nokia's flagship smartphone next month at MWC, or the Finnish company will postpone the announcement for another date? That's a question that HMD Global will answer in about a month from now.

source: Weibo via NPU

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34 Comments

1. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

If priced right, definitely picking up one.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ya Sheikh, I can understand your enthusiasm but... For this old man, this phone is nothing but yet another Android in the seemingly bottomless ocean of Android Smartphones... Another day, another Android... But you've every right to 'respectfully' disagree...! Salam and... G'Day!

16. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I agree with your point. But for me it has to do with their implementation of Android, design and durability. Wa'alaykumus salam and a good day to you as well.

25. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Indeed, I TOTALLY agree. Nokia will never regain its past glory... It will EXCEED its past glory ! Nokia FTW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PUREVIEW Android Nokia 41mpx+ with HAAC mics and ULTRA BUILD QUALITY with LATEST TECHNOLOGY for us ! NOKIA is the BOSS, the Return of the King in 2017 !

32. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The only way Nokia can win the hearts of former Nokia fans is by focusing on software. That's the one factor that can differentiate an OEM in the vast galaxy of similarly specced Android flagships. Imagine; An almost stock fluid android experience with added functionality a la Motorola phones A reboot of old Nokia games like Bounce, snake and the like with online multiplayer. Nokia camera software optimization as in the days of Pureview cameras and partly Lumia phones A Nokia messaging platform that could rival iMessages but available to other Android phones. I for one will get a Nokia phone as far as they focus on software

34. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

If they skin and corrupt the Android experience like all other manufacturers they will again be just another Android phone in the sea of fragmentation. If they release a Nexus like device with updates straight from google, unlocked, easy to update, with good hardware, then I may be interested. Nokia had it's try at software. It stayed locked to Symbian for too long, even after it was obvious it would never catch up to iOS or Android. I doubt they'll ever return to a path like that.

30. fyah_king unregistered

So an iphone for you? Another day another iphone?:)

33. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

But um the phone hasn't even come out!

17. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

Given the price of Nokia 6, i think its safe to assume thattheir flagship will be around or above $700.

18. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Yeah.. 700 - 800.

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

It will be my next phone for sure.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

I definitely hope we do see a Nokia flagship at MWC. We're all eagerly awaiting Nokia, so bring it on! It will definitely be my next smartphone!

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "but the legendary brand has a long road ahead before regaining its past glory." The Nokia might become a competing brand but... 'Regain its past glory'...? Doubtful, to say the least. The Nokia you and me know is long dead and this company is something entirely different... Of course it says "Nokia" on the 'tin' but that doesn't grant it any authentication... But some people here refuse to understand... To them, all I can say is this; G'Day!

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think you're the only one that refuses to understand. Here, let me help you: http://www.hmdglobal.com https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMD_Global But don't let the facts get in the way of your trolling.

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Many people think that the new Nokia phones are Chinese......yes made in China like the iphone for example! But HMD Global is a Finnish company with ex Nokia and Microsoft employees. And btw Nokia was never dead, they still have billions of profit every year and around 60.000 employees! Nokia only sold their phone division to Microsoft years ago! But Nokia as a company (yes they did not only sell phones) is still huge one of the biggest network infrastructure providers in the world! Ans yes they also developed 5G with some other companies!

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree with you.

12. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

correction, Nokia sold their "Lumia" smart phone division. and just to add to your statement, Nokia is heavily involved in graphene R&D...besides, the royalties of all their patents.

13. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Thumbs up

15. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I wasn't clear enough, I suppose. Well, I wasn't speaking about Nokia as a whole, but merely pointing out the abcense of its mobile division from the consumer market and ultimately, its precense in our hearts...! I don't hate Nokia, quite honestly. I have had the honor and pleasure of owning a Nokia N70, the greatest 'smart-ish' phone of its time. And I still have a Nokia in my possession, A Nokia 103 with a "monochrome" display...! And as it stands, my point was fairly simple, so don't try to complcate it... And as far as I'm concerned, this "Nokia" brand is no longer the property of The 'original' Nokia Giant as HMD Global, which hail from China, is now the sole owner of this brand and, in simpler words, has bought the rights of using The Nokia Brand Name and several trademarks associated with it. Is this the real deal...? Highly debateable, and you're fully aware of my opinion in this regard. But feel absolutely free to absolutely disagree. We all live in a democracy, after all...! G'Day!

19. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

think of Nokia's name as a name for rent, companies are not allowed to use the name, without paying the "Nokia" Company, again, it is a royalty, a trademark...

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD Global is a a company that hails from FINLAND. You really need to do some research.

23. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

'Regain its past glory'...? Doubtful, to say the least. Indeed, I TOTALLY agree with you. Nokia will never regain its past glory... It will EXCEED its past glory ! Nokia FTW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PUREVIEW Android Nokia 41mpx+ with HAAC mics and ULTRA BUILD QUALITY with LATEST TECHNOLOGY for us ! NOKIA is the BOSS, the Return of the King in 2017 !

29. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

8. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I was hoping they will implement the Symbian UI into it, guess majority still prefer stock-like UI huh :/

22. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye, I'm curious about the UI too... As a matter of fact, I've been searching Youtube for quite a few days now about The Nokia 6 in action, but couldn't find a single video. But, from the look of press renders, the UI doesn't seem to be stock as its quite dark, so I'm positive that it not going to be stock Android. I'm expecting something along the likes of Huawei's EMUI or Oppo's Color OS as these two custom UI haven't embraced the 'Material Design' much, if at all and seem to follow iOS design cues and even animations. If someone has a link to a Nokia 6 video, I'd definitely appreciate it. G'Day!

26. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

10. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Come on guys, you already want the device, yet you know only what SoC it going to use! lol when people will learn to go with something that meets their needs? sometimes, a SD430 will do!

11. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I hope that they will keep good quality, specially accessories like charger cable and the other things.

14. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

21. chotto

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I am a fan of Nokia. But, not with Windows phone. I couldn't wait until Nokia and Microsoft's contractual restrictions expired. That time is finally here...whew. I am most certainly planning on getting one. I am so glad Nokia can release Android now.

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