Now, a couple of design sketches claimed to be those of the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 smartphones have been leaked. There is no home button at the front so the fingerprint scanner could be moved at the back or embedded on the nearly bezel-less display already.
Both the sketches reveal the presence of a dual-lens camera at the rear.
Rumors have stated that Nokia 9 will feature a 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution and a price tag of about $699.
We can't say which is which though and neither look anything like the Nokia 9 we saw last month. Instead, the company took the wraps off three mid-end Android smartphones - the Nokia 6, 5 and 3, alongside a revamped version of Nokia 3310. We know the Nokia 9 is being planned to feature an iris scanner and OZO spatial audio plus the phone's availability and pricing were recently uncovered. It is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clubbed with Adreno 505 GPU. As of now, the said smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
"Nokia 6 comes with Android Nougat, the full spread of Google Services and no unnecessary extras".
According to the reports, this new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nokia 6 is now available in China and a few other markets in the world. Nokia 6 International Version, which was launched in MWC Barcelona is now receiving the update as HMD Global kept its word by saying that they will be rolling out the software updates very soon while launch.
The Nokia 6 also has a 16-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel secondary camera. It also houses 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage (expandable to 128 GB). No other Android vendor gets the updates out in a timely manner.
HMD Global may be planning to bring in some Nokia smartphones later this year, specifically by the end of the second quarter.
Nokia 8 is apparently said to be a cheaper variant than Nokia 9.