Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) is in the midst of creating a new Snapdragon 800 smartphone. According to a changelog for a hosted file in Nokia’s servers, new terms are being observed such as “quad-core”, “adren0-330”, “qualcomm_snapdragon_s4_msm8974”, and “qualcomm_snapdragon_s4_msm8274”.
This report comes from Techtastic, which explained, “On a number of developer pages we found various references to the Snapdragon 800-soc from QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) and we also found out that Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) is only listing hardware that they are actually using, so you can be absolutely sure that they will be coming out with something really interesting. It seems that Nokia and the Windows Phone are almost there to compete directly with the powerful Android devices in terms of hardware specifications. We haven’t found any references that they are working on a 1080p display, but support should be coming from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) with the GDR3 update, which should be released before the end of the year.”
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Nokia’s New Phone Feature:
This impressive new phone should feature the MSM8274, which is a Snapdragon chipset complete with four Krait 400 cores(up to 2.3 GHz) and Adrena 330 GPU with added support for LTE-advanced, Chinese TD-SCDMA, and CDMA.
The document makes no mention of the screen resolution. However, it’s highly unlikely that with Adreno 330 it would be anything less than something like 1080p.
Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) is still inching along in the smartphone market with the Windows phone, although they have yet to make a real dent in the market. Even though the Finnish-based tech company doesn’t enjoy the same level of success that their top competitors Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) do, they aren’t faring the worst either. A Snapdragon 800 smartphone could create some serious interest in their phone but it’s far from being the ultimate gadget. In time, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) should share more details regarding this phone. For now, Nokia has a lot to think about in terms of the future and phones.