Nokia smartphone with Snapdragon 835 to launch in June

At the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, HMD Global launched three new Nokia -branded Android smartphones. However, all of these three handsets have entry-level to mid-range hardware specifications.

Now, a report from China has claimed that the company could launch a proper flagship Nokia smartphone in June this year.

According to the news, as reported by Pocketnow website, Nokia will launch its flagship smartphone in two variants, just like companies like Apple, Google and Samsung have been doing for quite a while. Both are expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835SoC, but have different RAM sizes – 4GB or 6GB.

The duo is likely to sport metal unibody and the more powerful variant is additionally expected to come with dual-rear cameras, probably including a 23MP sensor. But as mentioned by the official Nokia handle on Twitter recently, there won’t be any Carl Zeiss or PureView technology in the smartphones’ cameras.

As for the price, the more powerful variant could be priced for CNY 4,500 (roughly Rs 43,400) while its smaller sibling will cost around CNY 4,000 (roughly Rs 38,600).

Over the weekend, the company announced that it won’t be using Carl Zeiss optics in any of its handsets. When asked if it is still using PureView technology with Carl Zeiss optics in the cameras of its new Android-based handsets, Nokia responded, “We’re no longer using Carl Zeiss technology.”

In a previous tweet responding to a user’s query, Nokia said, “Hi @___Dhruv___, we have invested in excellent imaging solutions. Our cameras have large apertures and are designed to perform well in all conditions.”

To keep fans excited about upcoming devices, the company tweeted “We have more announcements coming in 2017 – we’ve only just begun!”

HMD Global, the company that exclusively manufactures Nokia-branded devices, didn’t refer to its new Android-based Nokia handsets (launched at MWC 2017) as having Carl Zeiss optics either.

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