Nokia 7, Nokia 8 to run on Snapdragon 660 SoC

Nokia Concept Phones

Nokia’s blueprint for 2017 reportedly includes outing up to 7 handsets covering a wide range of price points. We’ve already seen a couple of these at the MWC 2017 and now a new report has some information regarding the brand’s mid-range smartphones.

The so-called Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 don’t have definitive retail names yet. Both are apparently going to get by with the help of the upcoming Snapdragon 660 processor. The SoC is the sequel to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 653 chipset and is expected to hit mass production in Q2 of 2017.

If both rumors pan out, this could mean that the Nokia 7 and 8 may be launched sometime around the second quarter of the year. The former is supposedly going to carry a smaller screen which outputs a 1080p resolution, while the latter might have a bigger QHD display.

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The two Nokia offerings will likely have thin bezels and an all-metal design in common. The duo may further feature specs like fast charging, a fingerprint scanner, and bigger camera sensors. The larger device could be fitted with Carl-Zeiss technology, but this is very uncertain given recent comments made by the company.

While the Nokia 8 and 7 take care of the affordable segment, the Nokia 9 is expected to be the company’s flagship. The handset has been referred to as the Nokia P1 and 8 before, with many believing that the smartphone will boast of a Snapdragon 835 CPU and up to 6GB of RAM. It may come out in June 2017 starting at CNY 4000 (about $578 or Rs 38600).

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