The Nokia brand under HMD Global has made an incredible comeback — the company managed to exceed HTC, Sony, Google and a host of other smartphone manufacturers during Q4 of 2017. Building on this past year’s momentum, HMD Global plans to launch a flagship smartphone called the Nokia 8 Pro.
The Nokia 8 Pro (code named “Nokia 8 Sirocco”), a high-end variant of the Nokia 8, is rumored to come with Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 845. It packs 4 Kryo 835 performance cores clocked at 2.8 GHz and 4 Kryo 835 efficiency cores clocked at 1.8 GHz, and also features Qualcomm’s brand new Adreno 630 GPU.
Apart from shipping with the most powerful SoC available to smartphone OEMs, the Nokia 8 Pro is said to come with improve camera too. HMD Global has partnered with longtime lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss. The Nokia 8 Pro is rumored to come with a rotating, penta-lens dual camera setup that rotates to change the camera’s focal length, expanding the camera’s zoom range.
The Nokia 8 Pro’s other highlights include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 3D glass back and front too along with an 18:9 display.
The rest of the phone’s specs remain a mystery. We expect some other camera specs as a 13MP RGB sensor with 1.12-micron pixels, a f/2.0 aperture, and optical image stabilization (OIS), and a secondary 13MP monochrome sensor. The predecessor of Nokia 8 pro i.e., Nokia 8 uses phase detection autofocus (PDAF), time-of-flight laser focus, and contrast detection to help aid in focusing, and when it comes to video, it records in resolutions up to 4K at 30FPS.
If the rumors are true, the Nokia 8 Pro won’t disappoint us. We hope that we’ll learn more about it at the upcoming 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, which kicks off in late February.