Knowing that fact that HMD’s has not launched any flagship smartphone in 2018, all eyes may be focused on HMD’s upcoming Nokia 9 PureView flagship smartphone, but it seems the company is also working on another new Nokia phone as well. Some leaked images have been spotted online that reveal a mysterious new Nokia smartphone that interestingly does not come with a notch of any kind. We also know this isn’t the Nokia 9 PureView because the images are of a phone with triple rear cameras rather than a penta-camera setup.
The leaked images were spotted on micro-blogging site Weibo, and we cannot verify its authenticity just yet. Going by the images, this new Nokia phone will offer a triple rear camera system on the back vertically placed on the center. We can see the Nokia branding as well and no sign of a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which seems to suggest HMD is going with an in-display fingerprint sensor. This year, HMD has released a few phones with dual cameras, but we are yet to see a triple camera phone from the company.
What’s more interesting is the display of this new Nokia smartphone. There is no notch on the top and no clear indication of a front-facing camera at all. The side and top bezels are slim, while the chin bezel is fairly thick and houses the Nokia logo. It would be quite surprising if HMD launches a Nokia phone without a front-facing camera in today’s time. It’s possible that the front camera is in the chin bezel, but the image shows no sign of that as well. The other option is a pop-up selfie camera like the Vivo Nex or a slider mechanism like the Mi Mix 3.
The Nokia phone pictured here may not be the final product and it’s possible that we are looking at a prototype here. Some tipsters also claims that this Nokia phone will run a flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset. If true, the phone’s launch may happen soon. The Nokia 9 PureView, on the other hand, is being tipped for a MWC 2019 launch in February with five rear cameras and a Snapdragon 855 chipset.