Three upcoming Nokia smartphones will support the Google ARCore platform

Three upcoming Nokia smartphones will support the Google ARCore platform
Earlier today, an APK teardown of the latest version of Google’s ARCore confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 6T and Huawei Mate 20 Pro would both support the augmented reality platform. However, hidden within the code were also references to three yet-to-be-announced Nokia devices that will seemingly bring support for the platform too.

Kicking things off with a premium device, one line of code made mention of AOP_sprout. This device has previously been confirmed to be the upcoming Nokia 9 which was due for release this Autumn. More recently, though, information has surfaced to suggest that HMD Global has delayed the camera-centric smartphone until MWC 2019.

In addition to this smartphone, the code also referenced PNX_sprout, which is understood to be short for “Phoenix.” This codename has previously been associated with the upcoming Nokia 7.1 Plus which will boast the Snapdragon 710 and tall display complete with a notch up top. Also expected is a dual-camera layout of the rear that boasts ZEISS branding.

Lastly, the APK teardown revealed a third mystery device, known as CTL_sprout. At this point, it’s unclear which model this is. But considering HMD Global recently teased a new gaming phone, that device could be a possibility. Alternatively, it could be an entirely new offering that has so far not leaked.

source: XDA Developers 

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16 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bring it on, HMD. Love the fact that they are growing their smartphone portfolio with continued quality handsets. Looking forward to the eventual release of the flagship Nokia 9.

2. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Apple is the best!!!! #JustTrolling

3. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You mean #InMyOpinion, right? Apple certainly isn't the best.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Good? Yes. The best? Most definitely not.

5. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Although I will say that Apple doesn't have to cheat on their tests because their SoC and optimizations are spot on and actually can outperform some of the latest Android phones.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Although I will say that Apple is doing slightly better at stable updates than Google is with their Pixel line.

7. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

So Apple is the Best #NotMyOppinion #ItsAFact

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

They are the best at releasing bug-prone updates (next to Google with their Pixel line). #NotMyOpinion #ItsAFact

10. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Oh and BWT - APPLE IS THE BEST!!! YAY!

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Oh, and by the way...NOPE. Hahahahahahahahaha!!!

15. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Remember the last time you tried to play that card and it failed?

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

What I remember is the fact that you failed at providing any evidence about the smartphones you say you own, proving that you don’t own an S9+, a KEYᵒⁿᵉ, an Essential Phone or a Pixel 2XL like you said you do.

16. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So what issues did you encounter on the Pixel then?

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

So what issues have you encountered with Huawei, BlackBerry and Nokia smartphones since you talk down about them so much?

19. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Blackberry - lack of timely updates for Android version upgrades, some stutter and jitters on the OG KeyONE, and the lack of affordable pricing for the KeyONE devices. Huawei - fairly obvious with them in addition to the lukewarm response to the 6P battery failure that you conveniently overlook. Nokia - lack of US presence. Your turn.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Google Pixel line: Timely updates completely marred by piss-poor software and hardware, with the software fixes constantly and consistently causing new bugs to pop up. Add in the fact that because of this the Pixels aren't worth the exorbitant price tag that comes along with it, and you a DOA smartphone line. Essential Phone: Piss-poor, botched launch with poor availability and even worse hardware and software due to the plethora of bugs they've had. The company has now stopped making phones as they couldn't sell them in meaningful numbers, and now websites and brick and mortar outlets that carry the Essential across the globe are having frenzied firesales in order to get rid of this complete dud of a smartphone. It's one saving grace of fast updates is marred by new bugs cropping up with each update. Hell, the Essential Phone can't even hold a signal properly on some networks. Pathetic. Btw, BlackBerry doesn't make phones anymore, and Nokia and Huawei have destroyed the Pixel line and the Essential Phone in sales, all without a huge presence in the U.S. I win.

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