While HMD, having plans of launching Nokia Android smartphones next year, has already announced their first feature phones with Nokia brand name, the leaks and rumors have already started to appear with purported renders of high-end Nokia smartphones coming in 2017.
Yesterday we saw Nokia C1 as the camera centric high-end smartphone reportedly to launch at MWC 2017 with a beautiful design which we believe to be more like fanatic renders but with pretty descent specifications. Today there is Nokia Z2 Plus which, just like many previous leaks, got its way through the Geekbench – the benchmarking website.
The test undergone through the bechmarking app reveals a device named Nokia Z2 Plus running Android 6.0.1 software, powered by MSM8996 or more commonly known as Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The process is clocked at 1.7 GHz as the listing suggests and the RAM is 4GB.
Tested on December 13th, the listing indeed indicates that it’s a high-end smartphone that scored 2156 in a single-core test while the multi-core test gain is 5217. In depth score results can be seen on primatelabs website.
However these numbers are not up to the competition as the numbers currently the smartphones have achieved. Considering these as a very initial tests the company might have been doing with prototypes, the numbers might increase in production units. The considerable fact is that the Snapdragon 820 can be clocked up to 2.2 GHz while we are seeing only at a 1.7GHz clocked device.
There is no more detail into this yet but it’s being reported that Nokia will launch two Android smartphones in China soon while the new company HMD has already disclosed about its plans to launch Nokia branded Android devices in 2017. According to recent leaks and rumors, we are looking for two high-end devices one of which has 5.2 inch and the other one has 5.5 inch display with 2K resolution.
Snapdragon 820 is quite old now and already has a superseded model as Snapdragon 821 which can also be appeared in Nokia’s smartphones. However the rumors also suggest about the most recent Snapdragon 835. Specializing in camera department, the rumored devices also reported to have 6GB model along with Zeiss optics.