Hands-On Images of New Nokia Smartphone with a Circular Camera, Waterdrop Notch Spotted Online

Nokia Leaked Smartphone Hands On

Live hands-on images of an unreleased Nokia smartphone have surfaced, giving us a look at a rear camera placement reminiscent of some old Nokia Lumia smartphones. These images seem to have been shared by a Weibo user that goes by the name @fenibook. The phone in these images appears to be codenamed “Daredevil,” and it features a 48MP camera.

Nokia Smartphone Hands-On Images Reveal Triple Rear Cameras, USB Type-C Port

The first thing that caught our eye is the rear camera setup. There seem to be three sensors accompanied by an LED flash module, all of which are housed inside a circular ring. This reminds of a few Lumia smartphones Nokia has sold in the past that made use of a similar design. At least two of the sensors inside this ring seem to be standard smartphone cameras, while the third might possibly be a 3D TOF sensor.

Looking closely at the camera settings and EXIF data, one of these rear cameras is a 48MP shooter. It is unclear, though, as to which exact sensor this is. Furthermore, we get a good look at the camera viewfinder where a switch for a wide-angle mode can be seen, indicating that the second rear camera is a wide-angle shooter.

At the front, this smartphone bears a display with a waterdrop style notch up top. The bezels aren’t the slimmest, and the chin even has enough space to house the Nokia branding. The images also showcase the presence of a USB Type-C charging port at the bottom, and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. At the back, we can also see a fingerprint scanner located just underneath the camera circle. The back of the phone is also noticeably shiny, which indicates the use of a glass rear panel.

According to the screenshots, this upcoming handset from Nokia bears the model number TA-1198. It is believed that this model number could belong to either the Nokia 5.2 or Nokia 6.2. While this can’t be confirmed, the screenshots do establish that this smartphone will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, and ship with Android 9.0 Pie.

Leaked Nokia Phone To Feature Snapdragon 660

Nokiapoweruser managed to obtain a few additional live images that confirm that the exact chipset on this phone is a Snapdragon 660 SoC. One of these photos also shows that the battery on this handset measures 3500mAh.

With all that can be assessed by these leaked photos, it is certain that this is a mid-range smartphone from HMD Global. We also wouldn’t be surprised if the phone maker launches the smartphone within the next couple of months.

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Awad handles gadget reviews and high priority stories for MySmartPrice. He also dabbles in translating Chinese smartphone launch events from time to time. With a degree in Software Engineering and experience with logic boards and circuits, Awad prefers to focus on the PC side of the tech world.