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Nokia 7 And 8 Leaked: Faster Processor, Sharp Screen, New Metal Body And More

By Anj Cagay , Mar 16, 2017 05:42 AM EDT
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Nokia took center stage at MWC and unveiled two affordable Android phones and the Nokia 3310 (2017) feature phone in Barcelona. However, the company has not yet announced its flagship rumored to be called Nokia P1. A recent leak has shed some light on the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8, which are going to be mid-rangers. According to a source, a leaked slideshow presentation from a Malaysian distributor Avaxx earlier this month showed that HMD could launch at least six Nokia Android phones catering to a different segment, low-end, mid-range and high-end of the smartphone market with a competitive price this year.

Nokia 7 and 8: Design, Specs, And Features

According to a source, the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will be mid-rangers with the unannounced Snapdragon 660 SoC. One smartphone will feature a smaller display with 1080p resolution, while the larger display version will boast of a QHD display. Both devices are tipped to sport a metallic unibody, and thinner bezels. The Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will support a fingerprint sensor, larger batteries, and bigger camera sensor. Moreover, rumors suggest a CarlZeiss lens though there is no word on HMD yet if they will be using the PureView optics that were once used on Lumia lineup.

The Nokia 8 will be the more powerful of the two, allegedly sporting a Snapdragon 660 processor. Based on previous reports, the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will both run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat software, giving access to some of the most updated Google features. The same report also suggested that the Nokia 8 will include Galaxy S7-style IP68 certification and Google's Daydream virtual reality platform compatibility.

Nokia 7 and 8: Possible Price And Release Date

Both phones, if they are actually being planned by HMD, together with the flagship Nokia 9 or the Nokia P1 are expected to launch this coming May or June. For the price, last week's report pointed to a "smaller" version of the Nokia 8 roughly around £475 and the higher-spec Nokia 8 is expected around £535.

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