HMD Global prepping Nokia phone with Snapdragon 845, in-display fingerprint scanner?

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The Nokia 8 Sirocco.

HMD Global is believed to be developing a Nokia smartphone with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and an in-display fingerprint scanner. According to a post from WinFuture.de earlier today, HMD Global is building the phone with manufacturing partner Foxconn and it would be similar to the Nokia 8 Sirocco (pictured above).

WinFuture apparently got its hands on some documents which offered a few details about the phone, referencing it as the “A1 Plus,” “A1P,”  “AOP,” and in places “A1 Plus Euro.” The latter suggests the handset, or a version of it, is heading to Europe, while the A1P moniker clues us in to its potential Nokia 8 Sirocco similarities (that handset was codenamed “A1N”).

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The device will reportedly include an OLED panel from LG Display which would support the under-screen scanning technology. Like the Snapdragon 845 chip, this would also be the first time this feature appears on an HMD Global handset. If it’s anything like previous high-end Nokia devices, we can also expect a Pro Camera mode for manual controls, and fast Android updates.

WinFuture speculates that the phone could be launched as the Nokia 9 at IFA 2018 in early September running Android 9.0 (the final version of Android P). It’s all conjecture for the moment, but it certainly sounds promising.

Would you like to see a Snapdragon 845-toting Nokia 9 show up shortly? Let us know in the comments.

via Android Authority

June 27, 2018 at 08:41AM