Oh yeah, if it has not hit you, 2018 is the year of 18:9 on literally every smartphone. HMD Global took over the Nokia smartphone brand and the company has been releasing great phones over the past one year and their success has been so good that it was reported they sold over 8 million smartphones in 2017.
Despite this success, HMD has been lagging behind slightly when it comes to adopting the new 18:9 aspect ratio on their phones. We were expecting it on the Nokia 8 but that did not happen, we expected to see it on the second generation Nokia 6 but that too was a wild dream but now we have word going around that the Nokia 7 Plus could be the first Nokia smartphone spotting this new aspect ratio.
We all thought that the alleged Nokia 9 flagship that is coming up in a few weeks would be the first to bring us this new design but reports coming from China point to the possible launch of a Nokia 7 Plus before then.
According to the leak from Chinese chat site, Baidu, the Nokia 7 Plus will come with:
- A 6-inch display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
- Android 8.0 Oreo upgradeable to Android 8.1
- 12MP + 13MP dual cameras
- 16MP selfie shooter
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
There is no word on the release date, but there’s a chance the phone will only be available in the Chinese market seeing that the Nokia 7 was a Chinese exclusive. HMD Global has an event scheduled for February 25, where, HMD says, we should expect it to be awesome. #Hype.
Sorry for radio silence. Been super busy planning #MWC2018 . Please expect it to be awesome 😎
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 18, 2018