HMD Global is geared up to launch a flagship level Nokia smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) which will be held in Barcelona towards the end of February. The phone is expected to have an extraordinary five-camera setup. Juho Vikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD cleared the air and announced that the company has been working on something exciting that will be launched at MWC.
Sorry for radio silence. Been super busy planning #MWC2018 . Please expect it to be awesome ?
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 18, 2018
Recent reports have surfaced giving away some of the details on what we can expect from the upcoming smartphone. The major highlight has to be its camera. The phone will allegedly have a penta-lens setup. This translates that the rear-camera module will have not one, not two, but 5 sensors! This information comes from a source that is close to Foxconn’s R&D department, which adds to its reliability.
What’s more astonishing is that the phone will feature all five cameras on the rear side. That’s right! The primary camera setup on the back will comprise of five sensors; they are likely to be arranged in a circular design. As per reports, the arrangement will comprise of seven holes, out of which five will be occupied by the camera sensors and two will house the LED flash. In addition to that, the phone will also feature a selfie camera. Although it is not clear how many camera sensors that will be.
Being a phone launched in 2018, the device will rock a bezel-less display and could feature a Full HD+ or quad-HD+ panel. Since the phone will feature a bezel-less display, the fingerprint sensor is likely to be relocated on the back. But since there is going to be a large camera module located on the back, it would be interesting to see if Nokia can manage to put the fingerprint sensor under the display.
Under the hood, the phone is expected to be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor manufactured by Qualcomm. Other details regarding the performance specifications have not been revealed as of yet. The reports, however, have suggested that the phone has been designed and its testing phase is about to begin.
Even Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S9 and S9+ around the same time as Nokia’s launch. The S9 is expected to be powered by the same processor and bring some substantial improvements to the current S8, like a possible dual-rear camera setup. Can the upcoming Nokia phone’s penta-camera setup manage to steal the limelight from the Galaxy S9 and other flagship phones that are going to launch at the event? What are your thoughts?