Let’s get straightforward. Neither the newest offerings of the legendary brand Nokia is considered as flagship. Both the MWC-unveiled Nokia 3 and 5 doesn’t boast any premium specifications, and is actually considered as budget-tier phones.
However, the brand is clearly working on a top of the line device of its own, basing on the number of leaks we’ve seen regarding – Nokia 8, P1, C1 and whatever (to name a few). And now we might have the hint and know when to expect this to hit the market.
We can also expect to see metal unibodies on these rumored handsets, and a dual rear camera setup should be on the back of at least one of them, even though we won’t see PureView or Carl Zeiss branding on them. However, this doesn’t mean the cameras won’t be good. Anyway, the new flagship Nokia handsets should apparently have cameras with at least 23 MP resolution. Rumors also conceived that it will offer 4GB or 6GB of RAM, however, this may differ on variants.
As being expected to be the top of the line, they’ll also be quite expensive – and it turns out that’s just the case. Rumors in China claims the smaller one will go for CNY 4,000 or more ($579 or Php29k), while the bigger one will retail for at least CNY 4,500 ($652 or Php33k).
With that said, these release timeline makes sense considering that Samsung is probably hoarding a bunch of Snapdragon 835 chipsets in its initial production, which means other companies will only be able to launch products powered by that from late May to early June. In fact, this might be the reason why the release timeframe for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, another Snapdragon 835-powered phone, and for the rumored Nokia 8 (or whatever it will be) to be out.
Of course, as for all rumors we’ve posted here – take all of this with a grain of salt.