Qualcomm says phone filmed at CES was not a Nokia handset

Qualcomm says phone filmed at CES was not a Nokia handset
A mystery phone that has been touted as being the Android powered Nokia 8 flagship model, is not a Nokia phone at all according to Qualcomm. The latter had put on a demonstration of the Snapdragon 835 chipset at CES using a Qualcomm Snapdragon reference design handset. The unit, which is branded with the Snapdragon logo, was described in a couple of videos as being the Nokia 8 featuring the Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6GB of RAM and a front-facing dual speaker system. The phone was said to have a 24MP rear-facing camera with OIS and EIS, and a 12MP front-facing snapper.

In a letter published today, Qualcomm spokeswoman Catherine Baker said that the company never reveals details of its reference design phones. Still, Qualcomm said that reports of the handset being a Nokia model "are not accurate." Baker added that the reference design devices used with the Snapdragon 835 chipset are the same ones it uses every year to demonstrate its latest chipset.


So it appears to be a mystery solved. While there could very well be a Nokia 8 coming in the near future, the images that you might have seen elsewhere are not it.

source: Qualcomm via Nokiamob.net

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10 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Wasn't that pretty obvious, the YouTube that said that it's the new "Nokia" flagship just wants attention and more suscribers.

8. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Indeed, obvious from the start for me too.

2. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I noticed the article about this device from last night has been removed...

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

With that big ass QC Snapdragon logo on the front of the phone, you'd think they'd realize something was off before writing an article about it. Oh well.....probably a brain derp.

6. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, that Qualcomm logo definitely had my attention as to the authenticity of the Nokia claim. I gotta admit that I was impressed with the image stabilization demonstrated in the video though.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Qualcomm's Image Stabilization has always been impressive... It's nothing new.

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yup. I was shocked, why would Nokia release flag-ship phone at the same time as Galaxy S8 but not when the jackless, ever-same iPhone7, and lame, insignificant Pixel were out.

5. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Wasn't it obvious before you guys even posted the article?

7. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Damn!

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Okay I feel so dumb now because I got fooled... I didn't see the QC logo. You may all laugh at me now, I deserve it.

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