Nokia 7, Nokia 8 Powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC
Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 Specifications
Nokia’s latest Android devices are certainly pretty, but they were designed with budget-conscious consumers in mind. That means adopters must settle for entry-level specifications in favor of affordable price tags. But according to NokiaPowerUser, the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will be beefier devices with metal unibodies and slimmer bezels.
Both devices are expected to offer a brand new Snapdragon 660 processor. Benchmarks that leaked out earlier this week reveal the chip boasts eight processing cores, Adreno 512 graphics, and support for dual-channel LPDDR4 RAM and super-fast UFS storage. The chipset also supports Category 10 LTE, and up to 24-megapixel camera sensors.
As for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 integration, the chip was expected to be integrated first into a Xiaomi handset, but now things seem a bit different. As per previous leaks, the as-yet-unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC can have custom Kryo cores just like on Snapdragon 820 or might use a combination of four Cortex-A73 CPUs clocked at 2.2GHZ and four Cortex-A53 CPUs clocked at 1.9GHz. The Snapdragon 660 will reportedly go into mass production in second quarter of 2017 and is expected to power phones from Oppo and Vivo as well.
This also indicates that the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 could also launch sometime in the second quarter as well. There is no certainty on launch or availability of these devices as of yet.