A Nokia flagship smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor is reportedly in the works, and its retail name will be the Nokia 8 Pro.
With the Mobile World Congress 2018 rapidly approaching, leaks and rumors about upcoming smartphones and gadgets have been intensifying. The purported Nokia 8 Pro, however, is reportedly at least six months away from release.
Nokia 8 Pro Flagship
HMD Global, the company who now owns the rights to launch Nokia-branded devices, is reportedly planning to launch the Nokia 8 Pro later this year, most likely in August or September.
According to a new report from Nokia Power User, the Nokia 8 Pro will be one of the company's 2018 flagships. Previous rumors hinted at a Nokia smartphone with penta-lens and Carl Zeiss optics for this year, and the rumored name was Nokia 10. NPU now says that a Nokia 10 might not be in the cards and that the previously rumored handset might, in fact, be this Nokia 8 Pro.
Nokia 8 Pro With 5 Cameras?
Penta-lens would translate to five camera sensors, which sounds a bit crazy. Modern flagships are just gearing up to pack a dual rear camera setup, so five cameras on a smartphone would be a first.
Nevertheless, NPU says that if the tip it received turns out to be accurate, the Nokia 8 Pro will have a penta-lens camera module, as well as the rotating zoom camera technology Zeiss patented last year.
Nokia 8 Pro With Snapdragon 845
The latest leak also claims that the upcoming Nokia 8 Pro will be one of the flagships that will pack the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor this year.
The Nokia 8 Pro is further expected to sport an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 3D glass design both on its front and back. These same features are similar to Nokia 9. The handset will reportedly have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, located just below the camera module, at least according to a leaked sketch.
NPU notes that it received the latest information from a trusted source. However, this is still not a guarantee that Nokia's next flagship will actually hit the market as the Nokia 8 Pro and sport these specifications. A lot can change until the company is ready to make an official announcement. So, in the meantime, take everything with a grain of salt.