2017 is undoubtedly a crucial year for Nokia as the Finnish mobile phone maker, HMD Global, is heading for a comeback with its upcoming Android handsets. And honestly, Nokia lovers are more excited than the company itself for the iconic brand to return. We have already seen the mid-range phones, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, released by the giant conglomerate early this year. Along with that, HMD Global has also people nostalgic by launching the revamp model of their classic old school Nokia 3310 with quirky elements. But it doesn't just stop here. At a time, when all the top brands such as Samsung, Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi and many others are taking the smartphone industry by storm with their innovative flagship phones, how can Nokia stay behind?
Yes, to make its return even more powerful, HMD Global is set to launch their high-end flagship Nokia Android handsets, which can possibly etch a revolutionary margin in the smartphone industry.
A lot of rumors have been floating around the internet about the high-end upcoming phones by the brand, dubbed as Nokia 7, Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. While Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 are expected to have almost similar features, Nokia 9 is touted to be the premium superphone of the brand.
Let's take a quick tour to the latest specifications, launch date and price updates about these much talked about Nokia devices.
There has been no concrete news about this upcoming Nokia handset. However, based on the titbits, Nokia 7 is the standard variant by the company with quality features. It is expected to be chipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and run Android 7.0 (Nougat). The device will don a 5.5" inches screen with 1080pixel resolution in a metallic unibody frame and have thin bezels. For camera, the handset is likely to be rooted with 16MP rear and 8MP front with dual color LED flash. Its other features include a fingerprint scanner, fast charging, water resistant and 3,000mAh battery. Nokia 7 launch date in Dubai UAE is likely to be in the third quarter. Nokia 7 price in Dubai UAE is yet to be announced.
It is the better version of Nokia 7 and an inexpensive variant of Nokia 9. Nokia 8 will be equipped with high-end features in a sleek unibody metallic finish frame and slightly curved edges. As per the recently leaked concept video of the handset, Nokia 8 will have comparatively bigger bezels with the fingerprint scanner on the front. It will have a physical home button. The device will come with a 5.7" inches IPS LCD screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels determination display, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is expected to house Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and run Android 7.0 (Nougat).
However, at the same time, it is also assumed that the device might be powered with the latest Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) processor with Adreno 540 GPU. Talking about the camera, it will have a dual camera setup with 24MP MP OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash rear and 12MP front camera. It will be using Carl Zeiss lenses for the camera. With a huge 6GB RAM and 63GB internal storage, Nokia 8 could be the best handset for multitasking with speed. Nokia 8 release date in Dubai is expected to be in the final quarter of the year. Nokia 8 best price in UAE is likely to begin from 1941 AED.
Nokia 9 is the highly anticipated premium device by HMD Global which is likely to be stock with some never-seen-before features. Though it is merely at the concept stage, it has already been the most demanding smartphone of the year much before its release. The recently leaked video about the handset renders that Nokia 9 will don an elegant glossy look with sleek glass or ceramic body finish. Compared to Nokia 7 and Nokia 8, the high-end flagship phone will have thin bezels with no physical home button or earpiece. Nokia 9 is expected to come with a wide 5.5" inches screen size, QHD 1440p OLED display.
It will house Snapdragon 835 chipset and 6GB RAM. In terms of camera, the device is expected to render high-resolution images with its dual camera setup of 22MP dual lens Carl Zeiss rear and 12MP front facing camera. There will be a fingerprint sensor near the vertical dual-camera setup at the rear beside the Nokia branding. It will also be stock with additional features like Iris scanner, Nokia OZO audio and 3800mAh battery capacity. Nokia 9 is flaunted to be most good-looking handset of the year. Official sources reveal that Nokia 9 launch date in Dubai could be between July to August. Nokia 9 price in Dubai UAE is expected to cost 2000 AED.
HMD Global has raised the expectation bar really high with its speculated upcoming devices and we just can't wait to take a glance at these superphones!
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