The highly-anticipated Nokia flagship might arrive in June

The highly-anticipated Nokia flagship might arrive in June
HMD Global introduced a few new smartphones and a feature phone last month at Mobile World Congress (MWC), but the Finnish company said that is just the beginning and that more announcement will go live throughout the year.

Although previous reports suggested a Nokia-branded flagship phone could be unveiled at MWC 2017, HMD did not announce anything at that sort, which makes sense since the Finnish company doesn't have access to one of the most powerful chipsets to be available this year, the Snapdragon 835.

The good news is HDM won't delay the launch of a Nokia-branded flagship too long, as the next announcement coming from the Finnish company could go live as early as June, the Chinese media reports.

The upcoming Nokia-branded flagship will feature a full-metal body, and it will be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. Two versions of the smartphone will be launched on the market, with a “small” and “big” display in tow. Also, there will be two variants based on the amount of RAM: 4GB and 6GB.

The same source claims the Nokia flagship is likely to pack a dual-camera setup that will feature neither Zeiss nor PureView technology. The camera will feature “at least” a 23-megapixel sensor, but it's still unclear whether or not it will come with a dual-lens setup.

As far as the price goes, the smaller version is likely to cost around $580 in China, while the larger model might sell for $650 outright.

Even if these new rumors aren't accurate, we're still expecting HMD Global to introduce a high-end Nokia-branded smartphone in the coming months, so if you're a Nokia fan, then you won't have to wait until the end of the year to get your flagship.

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24 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Get the Lumia 1020 sensor with the the latest silicon powering it !!!

13. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

They can't cause pureview was sold to Microsoft. This Nokia isn't the same old Nokia except for the name. No PureView, no Clearblack, no Carl Zeis and neither any other Nokia Goodie will be found on future "nokia" handsets. Face it: Nokia is dead. This new Nokia is just a "Frankenstein Nokia".

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Think you have to do some research, Nokia never died you dummy!

18. middlehead

Posts: 469; Member since: May 12, 2014

As a cell phone manufacturer, it absolutely did.

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

You are clueless.

17. rsiders

Posts: 2018; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I've been saying this even since the Snapdragon 801 came out. And now with the power of the Snapdragon 835 and even smarter processing, a 41 megapixel, huge sensor camera would not only be great but fast as well.

2. Unordinary unregistered

highly anticipated? Mention this to the general public and everyone would say they aren't even aware / interested lmao. The only devices that are highly anticipated in today's smartphone industry are Galaxy's, iPhones, and now Pixels; somewhat.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

The "general public" aren't the only ones that buy smartphones. Nokia fans are in the tens of millions, at the very LEAST. They're all waiting for a Nokia flagship.

14. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I was a huge Nokia fan and was exited about Nokia re-entering the smartphone market. BUT this new Nokia has nothing to do with the old Nokia except for its name. And don't tell me it's Nokia because it was found by some ex-nokia employees. Everything that made Nokia phones so iconic like Carl Zeiss lenses, Pureview, Clearback displays and other Nokia goodies are gone and not present on current "nokia" smartphones.

16. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

1: HMD Global is based in Finland, employees are ex Nokia and Microsoft! 2: New phones do have Clearblack Display, only it has a different name! 3: Why are you so hooked on Carl Zeiss? Maybe Nokia is cooking something better!

19. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

So dumb this tango_charlie Watch all his post (with CTRL+F), he tries to hate and troll people

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Maybe you ought to actually do a little research before commenting next time. That pro-tip was on the house. :D

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Albeit their fans being generally over 30 that doesn't mean the demand isn't there. If their flagship can compete with the likes of the Galaxy S8, and LG G6 I can see the Nokia brand making a proper comeback.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Why does it seem like some Apple and Samsung fans have a problem with Nokia's return?

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Fanboys dont like competition.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

100% agree with you.

8. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

True.. And I guess the Nokia 6 selling out more than Nokia can manufacture doesn't mean a thing to them. I'm definitely picking up one over phones with a glass back that shatters from a minor fall.

20. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I still regret I bought a Shamesung phone. (because of lack of Nokia). I never would imagine a company could sell so fragile phones so expensive. My camera lense broke in few months, my glass broke quickly the 2nd I had the phone. It almost never catches network good. The conversation mic quality is pure lame for a 700$ phone. No FM radio joke. Bad camera except on the S7 but all others where joke. As if they never do quality test. And again 700$. Get Out Shamesung !

5. johnh3

Posts: 147; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

It depend in what markets you talking about. In US I suppose it might be iPhone, Samsung and Pixel. In Europe and Asia its are a lot different. Not as rigid markets ruled by some big carriers etc..Much more unlocked sales. So I think Nokia will bet on those countries first.

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

In Europe and Asia, iPhones and Samsung are still the most popular so I don't know what you're talking about.

11. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Samsung and iphones are popular everywhere .. But Nokia's brand image in Europe and Asia is very very strong, it can even give a good competition to Samsung .. They were even able to overtake iOS market share in europe with their no apps pathetic Windows phones in many European countries and India.. imagine what they can do with Android

12. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

Make it 530$ and 630$. :)

21. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Am i wrong or does the new Nokia have nothing to do with the former Nokia except the name? The name and rights was only baught by a chinese company to make some cash on the legacy.

23. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Ex-Nokia employees started and run HMD Global, actual Nokia designs and puts R&D and tech into the devices, Foxconn manufactures them and Nokia does QC on them. Don't let some of these clueless shills fool you, these are not just phones with a licensed Nokia name on them. Nokia just wised up and gave up the liability of manufacturing on a large scale. The Real Nokia has full say on product from start to finish.

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