Nokia hints at Snapdragon 835-running flagship Android phone

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Nokia China’s official Weibo account has revealed some interesting information about the brand’s future roadmap. The company is apparently going to launch a Snapdragon 835-powered flagship Android phone and Windows-running handsets.

Nokia China seems to have confirmed the two developments in a Q&A session on Weibo. One reply asked fans to be patient as the Snapdragon 835 processor has just gone official. The account asks for some time to get the smartphone ready and promises to make it public when the time comes.

To recall, talk of a Snapdragon 835-based smartphone called the Nokia 8 first emerged a few weeks ago. The handset was captured on camera at the MWC 2017 at Qualcomm’s booth. However, the chipset maker later issued a clarification in which it stated that the phones in the videos were just reference design devices and not an official OEM product.

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Speculation about another Snapdragon 835-touting handset dubbed the Nokia P1 came out last week. The offering might be complemented by a range of high-end specs like 6GB of RAM, a Carl Zeiss-certified 22.6MP rear camera, IP57 or IP55 certification, Android 7.0 Nougat, a 5.3-inch 2K or 1080p display, and 128GB/256GB storage variants.

As for the second piece of news, Nokia China requested people to follow it for news on Nokia Windows devices. A fresh Microsoft-Nokia team-up has not been widely rumored before and seems a tad unlikely given the state of affairs between the two brands. There’s also mention of Intel’s Kaby Lake chips in the Q&A, though in reference to what is unclear.

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