HMD Global has already launched the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, and the company is expected to launch a couple of more Nokia-branded smartphones by the next half of the year. While Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 have been subjected to many leaks in the past, a new report now reveals details about the processors of the upcoming Nokia smartphones.
The folks at NokiaPowerUser citing a Baidu tipster, state that HMD Global will introduce Nokia 2, Nokia 7, Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 smartphones in the market later this year with Nokia 2 being the ‘ultimate’ budget smartphone. So far, it is known that Nokia 9 will be the flagship smartphone to take on the other premium smartphones in the market. While Nokia 8 and Nokia 7 will be mid-ranger smartphones.
Further, the report reveals that Nokia 2 will be powered by a MediaTek processor, contrary to the earlier claims of it being powered by the Snapdragon 212 SoC. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 SoC is an upgrade to the chipmaker’s Snapdragon 210 SoC, which powers Microsoft Lumia 550. To recall, the current budget smartphone by HMD Global, Nokia 3 is powered by a MediTek MT6737 SoC. Notably, the Nokia 2 is expected to be cheaper than the Nokia 3, which currently retails at Rs 10,299 in India. Nokia 3 is strictly offline in India and can be purchased from brick and mortar shops.
The Nokia 7, Nokia 8 and Nokia 9, on the other hand, are said to be powered by Snapdragon 630 SoC, Snapdragon 660 SoC, and Snapdragon 835 SoC respectively. The NPU report claims that the smartphones are currently under testing. ALSO READ: Nokia 9 case leak reveals design details, dual-camera setup, 3.5mm jack
To put in perspective, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are both powered by Snapdragon 430 chipset and have already been launched in India along with other select global markets. Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are expected to go on sale in India around mid-August this year. However, pre-orders for Nokia 5 already begun this week and the registrations for Nokia 6 will start tomorrow on Amazon India.