The Nokia 8 was officially launched just a few days ago. During the launch event, HMD Global officials talked about their plans and gave some insight into the Nokia 8 design process. During the conversation with Russian publication 4PDA, HMD Global also hinted at the next Nokia phone, suggesting that it may have a bigger display than the Nokia 8.
Is the next Nokia phone the Nokia 9?
Though the officials dropped some ideas about the display on the next Nokia phone, their comments do not necessarily mean that the screen will be larger than that of the Nokia 8. The next Nokia phone may be sans bezel or have a thin bezel for that matter. If the company decides to go with a bezel-less phone, it would mean that the display area would increase, and not necessarily the overall size of the phone, notes Android Headlines.
HMD Global Marketing Manager Neil Broadley told 4PDA that the need to make it bezel-less was not felt, adding that they got positive feedback on the display from consumers before the launch of the Nokia 8.
When asked about high-profile brands such as Samsung and Apple, which are more focused on creating a bezel-less display, Broadley said that Nokia has never been the brand that follows others.
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“We are not here to compete with Samsung or Apple. We are here for consumers and this is a huge difference, as we focus on what will be best for users,” the executive told the Russian publication.
Nevertheless, a report from NokiaPoweruser claims that the Nokia 9 could be the next device with a bigger display. Further, the report claims that the Nokia 9 will sport up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and an IP68 element resistance rating. Although there is no word on the launch date or even the price, phones with higher specs always come with higher prices. Taking this into consideration, the Nokia 9 could be pricier than the recently launched Nokia 8.
Nokia 8 “bothie” is a standout feature
The Nokia 8 is packed with 13-megapixel dual rear sensors and a 13-megapixel front camera. Further, the handset is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor and has 64GB of expandable internal storage. One interesting feature of the phone is its ability to live-stream “frontbacks.” With the said feature, HMD is looking to focus on content creators who want live-stream video for their social feeds.
The Android space is already crowded with brands battling each other for market share. Therefore, HMD will need something unique to make a mark in the space, and the company has high hopes for the “bothie” feature. Bothie technology is the next step in the selfie world. Nokia’s dual-sight technology is deployed in both the front and rear cameras to shoot video or photos and operate the phone at the same time. The pictures and videos can thereafter be shared live to Facebook, YouTube and so on.
The Nokia 8 launch comes just a week before Samsung is due to launch its next flagship. Apple, on the other hand, is widely expected to launch the iPhone 8 in September.