It is the first time that Qualcomm has introduced a SoC in the 7xx series. We’re talking about the brand new Snapdragon 710. And if rumors are true, Nokia Mobile is already working on a device which makes use of this chipset. The device is said to be codenamed as “Phoenix”.
I do not want to be making extreme guesses. However, Phoenix also refers to a bird which obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. So, Nokia Phoenix should be a successor to a previous powerful Nokia device. Given the Snapdragon 710, the device can be a reborn Nokia 7 (can we see a Nokia X7 now?) or even a new Nokia 8 (if Nokia doesn’t want to follow the spec race).
Expected Specifications of Nokia Phoenix
There’s nothing out yet. The leak only suggests that the device uses a Snapdragon 710. That said, here are a few things which are obvious and we can simply expect in 2018.
- Snapdragon 710
- Design which uses glass on the back
- 18:9 display (with a Notch ?), measuring around 6-inches diagonally
- Zeiss lenses with Dual Cameras
- Upto 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage
Snapdragon 710 is built on the 10nm architecture. It sits just under the Qualcomm’s flagship chipsets – Snapdragon 835 & 845. GPU used in Snapdragon 710 promises about 35% speed boost over Snapdragon 660 which is used in the Nokia 7 plus.
Nokia Phoenix is said to be planned for an Autumn/Winter release. It also suggests that the launch event will take place around Q4 of 2018. I’ll still hope that HMD Global works harder and delivers the Phoenix sooner, making it one of the first few devices running on Snapdragon 710.
Via – LoveNokia