Nokia is back in the smartphone business with its new Nokia 6. But this is just the beginning. New Nokia Android phone will be available soon. Nokia 6 is now available only in China.
Fortunately, there are more new Nokia Android phones to come at MWC 2017 that will be sold in other regions. Qualcomm was rumored to have shown their new processor for the upcoming Nokia 8 at CES 2017, while a slimmed-down Nokia Heart and flagship Nokia P1 are rumored for the upcoming MWC.
Let’s analyze those rumors about the new Nokia Android phone:
Official certification for 2 new Nokia devices has been revealed from Russia, signaling that the company is set to expand its European phone family sooner than thought. This information has been revealed by Russian site Mobiltelefon.ru which is in line with past Nokia 6 releases.
This means that Nokia could be planning the launch of multiple new handsets within the next few weeks.
The documents concern 2 new devices, listed as the TA-1008 and TA-1030, both of which passed Russian tests.
HMD: The New Home of Nokia
Nokia, once the biggest and best-known mobile phone manufacturer made a fatal mistake of agreeing to produce only Windows phones in 2011. After facing a huge loss following some tough competition from iPhone and Android, they packed up its mobile phone business and sold it to Microsoft in 2014.
The deal between Nokia & Microsoft ended in 2016. After that, a new Finnish company named HMD Global take over the license of ‘Nokia’ brand. So it’s still not quite Nokia as we know it. HMD Global now currently owns the rights to develop, build and sell Nokia-branded phones. It is also listed as the vendor for the new products, which would appear to confirm that the devices are legitimate.
Now with Android onboard, this could be the Nokia comeback we’ve been waiting for.
Upcoming Model Name and Specs
Right now we are aware of 3 models – Nokia P1, Nokia Heart and Nokia 8.
Nokia P1 Rumors
With Nokia P1, the company is apparently set to launch its most powerful smartphone to date. The Nokia P1 will reportedly sport an all-metal body that is curved at the corners, similar to many leading Android devices around today.
It would have a physical home button with an embedded fingerprint sensor for speedy locking and unlocking. It will be run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, making it the first Nokia device to do so.
As for cameras, the device will have a Carl Zeiss-made 22.6MP rear camera, which would be one of the most powerful lenses around today. The Nokia P1 is set to be the company’s most powerful device to date with a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage & a huge 3,500mAh battery.
Nokia Heart Rumors
Nokia Heart is another phone rumored to be coming. This is the one most likely to be announced at MWC 2017. following what we now know about Samsung having the exclusive on the Snapdragon 835 for its Galaxy S8, therefore ruling out what was thought to be a Snapdragon 835-toting flagship Nokia P1 at the show.
The Nokia Heart has been spotted in GFXBench benchmarks. It’s thought to be a slimmed-down, cheaper version of the Nokia 6 with a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon-430 processor, Adreno 505 graphics, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and 13 Mp camera. The Nokia Heart will also run on Android Nougat.
Nokia 8 Rumors
Total Tech posted a video on YouTube and claimed that in the video Qualcomm was showing the smartphone at its booth at CES. According to them, the phone would be the Nokia 8 or ‘Nokia Supreme’.
However, Qualcomm denies showing the Nokia 8 stating:
“We do not disclose details of our reference design. We’ve seen a few stories rumoring what we demonstrated in our CES booth to be a Nokia device. Those reports are not accurate, our 835 demos were on our own reference design devices, which we use to demo our latest Snapdragon SOCs every year,” said a Qualcomm spokesperson.
We hope that the company could be planning something spectacular to announce its Nokia Android phone. But we’ll have to wait until Mobile World Congress at the end of the month to get confirmed details on exactly what Nokia has in store. You will also get to know about price then.