Nokia 6 is currently making a loud noise in the tech industry. Although Nokia decided not to release it on CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the device find its place in headlines all around the world. JD.com reported that there have been over 250,000 registrations for Nokia 6 in less than 24 hours. What is more interesting is that, it seems like Nokia’s spirit is present during the event last week.
A YouTube channel called “Total Tech” published a video featuring another Nokia handset hiding behind Qualcomm’s branding. The handset is said to have a metal unibody like the Nokia 6, but unlike the 6, this one is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and is deemed to be a flagship device.
Total Tech mentioned that the device is called Nokia 8 or Nokia Supreme. It was one of the Qualcomm-branded test devices featuring the 835 chipset during the event with a little to less noticing from the event goers.
The device is said to have 2 variants with 6GB or RAM and the other with 4GB of RAM. The cheaper variant does not bear Qualcomm’s newest chipset but it does packed with the not so old Snapdragon 821. As the internal storage capacity of the device, it will have a 64/128GB ROM with expandable storage.
The much higher end variant has an advanced optics than the one with 821 chipset. It has a 24 megapixel rear-facing camera with PDAF, Dual-Tone LED flash, an “OIS+ Super EIS” image stabilization, and has an HRM logo that would either mean “High Resolution Monochromatic” or “Heart Rate Monitor”. All of these are located in an “Oreo” shaped camera bump like the one in Lumia 1020. The front of the device does have a 12 megapixel front-facing camera.
As to what the camera specifications of the other variant is yet unknown. But judging the video above, it seems like the camera in Nokia 8 with 835 chipset perform the video stabilization better than the one with 821 chipset.
Nokia confirmed via Facebook that they will be releasing more Nokia devices on February 26 which means during the commencement of MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Nokia’s old haven.
“Get ready! The Nokia 6 is coming to China! More announcements to follow on February 26th… Save the date!” Nokia posted on their official Facebook page.
Since then, Nokia has been sending global media invites to attend the event.
We found a brighter video of the alleged Nokia 8. This guy seems to have no idea that he is playing with a Nokia device.
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