HMD Global launched Nokia 6 in January this year before unveiling the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3310. These handsets have garnered lots of interest from the public, especially from those who had used Nokia devices in the past. However, the company is yet to launch its high-end devices and they are expected to come in the second half of 2017.
The Finnish smartphone manufacturer is expected to release the Nokia 7, Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 running Android operating system in July or August this year. No official announcement has been made on these handsets but reports have dubbed the Nokia 9 as the flagship, and the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 as mid-range.
The Nokia 9 will have to take on several flagships from other OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) like the Xiaomi Mi 6, Samsung Galaxy S8, the yet-to-be-released OnePlus 5 and several others that will arrive this year. On the other hand, the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will compete with the mid-range smartphones.
The Nokia 7 is expected to have a full HD display with 1,080x1,920p resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, an Android Nougat operating system, a camera by Carl Zeiss optics, a fingerprint sensor and fast battery-charging technology.
On the other hand, the Nokia 8 is expected to sport a QHD display with 2,560x1,440p screen resolution, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, run Android Nougat operating system and mount a camera by Carl Zeiss.
The Nokia 9 is expected to come with the best technology currently available in the market. It is expected to feature an IP68 water-and-dust resistant certification, a fingerprint scanner, an iris scanner, an OZO audio and a 5.5-inch QHD OLED display with a 1,440x2,560 resolution. Under the hood, it may have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, an Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS, a 6GB RAM, a 64GB/128GB internal memory (with microSD card slot), a 22MP PDAF with Zeiss optics, a 12MP front-snapper, and a 3,800mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support.