Nokia is making a pretty huge splash in the smartphone scene, but it's not exactly big enough.
At the 2018 Mobile World Congress, the smartphone maker took the wraps off the Nokia 8 Sirocco, but it has one shortcoming that prevents it from staying apace with 2018 flagships: the CPU is a Snapdragon 835 instead of the latest Snapdragon 845.
Now the rumor mill is churning out more details about Nokia's future plans, and the word in town is it's going to fix the little hiccup of the Nokia 8 Sirocco with the upcoming Nokia 8 Pro. To make things more interesting, there's even a Nokia 9 in the mix.
Nokia 8 Pro, Nokia 9 To The Rescue
According to Nokiapoweruser, Nokia is going to release not one but two smartphones on par with the current brood of flagships in 2018, one of which is the Nokia 8 Pro that's said to be released sometime in August.
Under the hood, it's going to have a Snapdragon 845, thus fixing the biggest flaw of the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Aside from that, there aren't any other changes expected, but it's possible that it'll sport that rumored penta-lens setup.
As a side note, the rumored Nokia 9 in 2017 turned out to be the Nokia 8 Sirocco.
Meanwhile, the Nokia 9 is going to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 as well, and going by Nokia's naming scheme, it's likely the more premium smartphone compared with the Nokia 8 Pro. That said, it isn't clear what the difference between the two will be, but the Nokia 9 could boast a larger 5.7-inch screen or the aforementioned penta-lens camera setup in the event it doesn't show up on the Nokia 8 Pro.
Nokia 8 Sirocco's Problem
Just to be clear, when Nokia unveiled the Nokia 8 Sirocco, there was no doubt it was a flagship across the board, from the 5.5-inch pOLED display with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, narrow bezels, and 6 GB of RAM to the dual cameras and Android 8.0 Oreo OS.
In other words, if it didn't fall behind in the CPU department, then Nokia would have a smartphone that can keep up with 2018 flagships in its hands.
On an interesting note, it's also similar to other flagships in which it doesn't have a headphone jack, but that's a whole different story.
Of course, these are based only on a rumor, so as always, it's advised to take them with a grain of salt.