Just recently, HMD Global unveiled the first Nokia-branded smartphone for the Chinese market, dubbed the Nokia 6. However, the Nokia 6 is only the first of many new Nokia-branded smartphones that will be launched this year. Majority of the new devices are expected to be showcased at the Mobile World Congress 2017 on February 26 in Barcelona. The flagship of the new lineup, allegedly codenamed the Nokia “Supreme” has been leaked on the web, courtesy of a video published on YouTube by the channel Total Tech.
The video reveals a large camera hump at the back of the device, similar to what we saw on the Lumia 1020 in the past. The rear camera will reportedly offer 24MP resolution and include optical image stabilization as well as “Super EIS” or electronic image stabilization. The selfie camera on the front will be a 12MP unit.
Like other 2017 flagship handsets, the Nokia 8 is tipped to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which features an octa-core design with custom Kryo cores and is manufactured on a 10nm process by Samsung. The handset is expected to feature a large 5.7-inch AMOLED display on the front, offering 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution. It will not be a curved display though, just a regular flat display. A slightly more affordable variant of the Nokia 8 with the Snapdragon 821 SoC inside is said to be in the works as well. In terms of storage, both models will come with 64GB and 128GB options. The memory will be further expandable via a microSD card on both the variants. Other rumored hardware highlights include a metal build, fingerprint scanner, and IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. On the software front, we are expecting the Nokia 8 flagship to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box, with a minimal custom skin on top.