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At the just concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, legendary Nokia brand announced two affordable Android phones and the latest Nokia 3310 but has yet to notify us of the speculated Nokia P1 smartphone.
According to a recent leak, the Nokia and Nokia 8 are touted to be mid-rangers and will be powered by the unofficial Snapdragon 660 SoC. Both are rumoured to sport thin bezels, metallic unibody design, fingerprint scanners as well as big camera sensors and fast charge support.
The difference seems to be that the Nokia 8 will arrive with a bigger screen and QHD resolution while the smaller version (7) will be equipped with 1080p.
As for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 integration, the chip was anticipated to be integrated first into a Xiaomi handset, but now things seem a bit different. As per previous leaks, the as-yet-unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC can have custom Kryo cores just like on Snapdragon 820 or might use a combination of four Cortex-A73 CPUs clocked at 2.2GHZ and four Cortex-A53 CPUs clocked at 1.9GHz.
The Snapdragon 660 will reportedly go into mass production in the second quarter of 2017 and is expected to power phones from Oppo and Vivo as well.
There are also indications that the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 could also launch sometime in the second quarter as well. There is no certainty on launch or availability of these devices as of yet.
The rumour mill is becoming juicy as another report regarding the Nokia 9 is hinting at a summer release, packed with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC.