Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 leaked with sharp screens and metal bodies

Nokia's return to the smartphone industry at the Mobile World Congress 2017 was indeed noted.

Nokia stated last week that it wasn't using Carl Zeiss optics for its current lineup of Android smartphones, namely: the Nokia 6, 5 and 3. Since they are going to be launched at a higher price point than the Nokia 6, HMD Global has chosen to go with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset.

Tipsters also claimed that the company will incorporate Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon chipset in Nokia 9 and intends to market it as HMD Global's flagship phone of 2017 and will take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 series, LG G6, Apple 7s series (also anniversary edition: iPhone 8), among others.

Earlier images and videos which revealed the unannounced Nokia 8 was leaked and was seen reporting a 5.7-inch Quad HD display.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 SoC hasn't been announced yet so we can not comment as to when is Nokia expected to bring out these two devices.

The devices are also expected to pack fast charging capabilities, better performing camera modules along with a different camera module design. Up front, the smartphone might come with a 12-megapixel camera for selfies.

Past speculations that both the phones may have microSD card slot which allows users to store up to 256 GB of data. It sold out within minutes of becoming available in China and the company announced its global availability at the MWC in February. Even as we wait for the India launch of these Android smartphones in June, reports suggest that Nokia is working on its flagship smartphone, dubbed Nokia 8.

The Finnish company recently revealed via Twitter that it was no longer utilizing Carl Zeiss technology.

  • Carolyn Briggs