A few years ago, Nokia was considered history, but at the beginning of this year, the Finnish company did the unthinkable, making a major return into the mobile phone industry via the popular Android OS.
In January, the Nokia 6 was made official, but this phone was only available in China. The phone was hotcake and sold like nothing the company had seen before. As a result, the HMD Global-backed Nokia 6 was confirmed at the MWC 2017 for a global launch, which has yet to materialize.
At the same MWC event, the tech giant also took wraps off the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and paid homage to the Nokia 3310, which has already started shipping. But it appears that there’s more to expect from HMD Global as far as the Nokia brand is concerned.
According to renowned leaker Evan Blass, the company is working on a new Nokia phone that is equipped with a dual-lens camera on the back. This is actually the current trend and it makes sense to see Nokia jumping into the craze.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 16, 2017
In the video, there are up to four phones being showcased, but at the moment, Nokia has just three smartphones in the market. Interestingly, there’s one with a dual-lens camera, but of the three Nokia phones in the market, none has a dual-lens camera setup. So, what does this mean? It means that there’s a dual-lens camera Nokia phone in the pipes at HMD Global.
There are no details of the name of this phone, but we’ve heard rumors that the company is working on two midrange phones – Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 – that will be powered by the new Snapdragon 660 SoC. If all goes according to the rumors, the Nokia 7 and 8 will come with metallic builds, with the former carrying a 1080p display screen while the latter will go for a QHD display resolution. As per the latest leaked images, the duo – or maybe one variant – will ship with dual-lens camera setups on the back. Of course, these phones will be powered by Android Nougat out of the box, just like the Nokia 6, 5 and 3.