MWC 2018 is less than a couple of weeks away and things are really getting interesting with the number of leaks and rumors that have been surfacing on the internet. Last year, HMD Global resurrected the iconic ‘Nokia’ brand with the launch of Android-based smartphones, at MWC, and this year too the company is expected to unveil more than three devices.
It is long rumored that HMD Global will unveil the flagship Nokia 9, and it could feature 18:9 display, and a penta-lens camera setup at the back. While there aren’t enough details out there, press renders of the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1 have been leaked, thanks to reliable leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks).
As we can see in the renders below, the Nokia 7 Plus looks quite interesting, and could be HMD Global’s first smartphone to feature a screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, and rounded corners. Rumors have hinted that the smartphone will feature a 6-inch display, but the resolution is unknown. The render also hints that the smartphone will run Android One OS.
Nokia 7+, with Android One in tow pic.twitter.com/r5sbFUxsyx
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 15, 2018
The back of the device houses the capsule-shaped dual camera module with dual-tone LED flash, and a circular fingerprint sensor placed below the camera. Render also shows a 3.5mm audio port at the top and USB Type-C port at the bottom. In terms of hardware, the smartphone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Other details about the specifications such as battery capacity and camera resolution are not available at the moment.
Nokia 1 pic.twitter.com/LF9f25HByo
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 14, 2018
Blass has also shared renders of Nokia 1, an entry–level smartphone running Google’s Android Go OS. With a pebble shape design, the front houses the display which is expected to be running at HD (720p) resolution. Above the display, we can see the front camera module and the earpiece, whereas the bottom shows a thick chin. There are no physical capacitive Android navigation buttons, and HMD Global is likely to go with on-screen implementation.
The back of the smartphone shows a single camera module with an LED flash, and it is likely to miss out on a fingerprint sensor. While details about the chipset are unavailable at the moment, the smartphone is likely to come with 1GB of RAM and 8GB onboard storage. You can expect more details later this month, when HMD Global officially announces both smartphones.