Two Nokia Android phones sporting 2K screens, SD 820 and IP68 certification leaked

Two Nokia Android phones sporting 2K screens, SD 820 and IP68 certification leaked
Back in May, it was revealed that the Nokia name would once again return to the smartphone scene, featured on devices made by the Finnish manufacturer HMD global. This news generated waves of excitement in the mobile tech scene, so we made a poll asking our readers whether they thought Nokia could succeed in today's oversaturated Android smartphone market. The majority of you answered with “Yes, absolutely!”, and if the latest rumors are anything to go by, then there really might be a reason for excitement.

The latest leak suggests that there are two Nokia-branded devices in the works – a 5.2-inch and a 5.5-inch smartphone – both of which will reportedly sport a robust and premium metallic design evocative of the famous “Nokia feel” that we have been yearning for. Both handsets will reportedly be powered by Snapdragon 820 CPUs and will be IP68 certified – like the Galaxy S7, S7 Active and S7 Edge – which means complete dust resistance and protection from immersion in up to 3 ft of water for 30 minutes.

As far as screens go, the 5.2- and 5.5-inch sizes have been confirmed by two separate sources – Nokia Power User (NPU) and GizmoChina – though the latter claims 2K resolution for both, while the former states that “while display resolution is not confirmed yet we can expect a QHD resolution OLED display” on both devices.

As far as the camera department goes, the bigger of the two phones is expected to feature a 22.6MP rear shooter. The sensors on both could be the “most sensitive ever and will be based upon Nokia’s extensive research on wonder material Graphene”, NPU claims.

According to GizmoChina, the two Nokia handsets will launch in China, with the bigger of the two going on sale for around $500. The new Nokia smartphones are expected to be unveiled toward the end of 2016 but could be pushed to a Q1 2017 launch.

sources: Nokia Power User, GizmoChina

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41 Comments

1. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

i dont know why but...any news about upcoming Nokia phone cheer me up :D

14. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I suggest to avoid any Snapdragon 810/820 CUPs. I am using Galaxy S7 SD820 on board. Despite Samsung claimed the liquid-cooling will make the phone cooler but the phone is still too hot. It's not Samsung and it is the CPU. The excessive heat means a lot of the battery juice wasted.

16. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

It's Samsung's lack of focus on their 820 version because no one else's 820 phones are doing that.

20. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Nice fanboyism. S7 exynos heat up even more. Sd820 gpu throttle up tp 15% max and cpu even less. New exynos loose 25% of gpu in 15 min gaming. Where exynos win is in raw cpu performance and battery life but for best gaming performance and less heat its sd820.

21. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

There are you always badmouth about Samsung products. What do you know of the Exynos version for talk like that? The problem of heating was corriged of the Exynos 7420 for the Exynos 8890. You only talk about what you see in the internet, not the real experience.

39. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

since this is a rumor and phone will relese in 2017 they might use some new silicon from qualcom

15. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Always man, that nostalgia and already established experience that made them pioneers in the mobile industry.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I am eagerly anticipating these new Android powered Nokia handsets. Definitely want to see what other goodies they will bring to the smartphone world. Bring it, Nokia!

18. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Are we looking at the next king of smartphone cameras? I think so! If they bring the lumia power to a modern SoC and post processing, I can easily see this trumping Sammy and Apple. Interesting stuff! My decision for a smartphone has been delayed yet again.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. I fondly remember the Nokia of old, putting out camera tech that was beyond what the competition was bringing to the table at that time. The N-Series camera's were awesome! Especially the N8 and the Nokia 808 Pureview. I am truly stoked to see what Nokia brings to the table.

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I for one welcome our new Nokia overloads.

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I might even consider switching to Android if those don't disappoint

5. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

nokia can still make me smile with a rumour... hope they build quality and camera don't disappoint

13. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

have you ever seen a bad build quality and camera on a nokia phone for what you pay?

29. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

nope... but its hard to be 100% positive after so many things are happening with the name nokia and the company nokia... but in noki we trust!

33. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

How so? They're constantly growing, if anything I'm much more hopeful now than before.

30. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

nope... but its hard to be 100% positive after so many things are happening with the name nokia and the company nokia... but in nokia we trust!

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

is it nokia-microsoft, nokia-foxconn, or nokia-alone? :-/

10. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Nokia patent, HMD global design and foxconn manufacture. what excite me is fact that HMD global was founded by NOKIA guru of old days.

12. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Nokia-foxconn, I believe the N9 was the last phone back in 2011 manufactured in Finland straight from Nokia, ever since then it's been foxconn and mexico.

7. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

400 dollars for small one plz!!

8. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

If only the name is going to return then I hope it will never return. If it is going to be the same old nokia with durable body and great camera along with the addition of android then Nokia will have my warm welcome

9. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Surprising, that vain self obsessed user isn't here to start bitching about

11. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

for years Nokia was tipped to be leader in graphene among smartphone Oem. i hope they will bring something even grater than pureview. LORD OF SMARTPHONE, RETURN OF THE KING

17. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Hope it will have the best camera...

19. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Hell yeah. I'd buy the s**t out of a 5.2 in. Nokia Android. Sounds very enticing :).

22. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

What is your problem Phonearena? I can't reply to Marorun when he is criticizing the Exynos processor of Galaxy S7/S7 Edge? Saying that the Exynos processor heats even more without having knowledge of what is talking about? You are unfair with the posts in this site. I didn't offend nobody for you even haven't stuck my post in reply to Marorun. You have a site of foolish people. A site full of a bunch of morons.

23. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What happened? Did your post get deleted? Or was it another AdBlock problem?

24. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

My post wasn't deleted but it wasn't placed in reply to Marorun. Is what i was saying. Or you din't understand what i wrote before?

27. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No I understand. I was simply wondering if the comments were buggy again. Last week was kind of a mess here.

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