Nokia ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Starlord’ Appear on Geekbench With Snapdragon Chipsets, Android 9.0 Pie


[Update]: After Daredevil, another upcoming Nokia smartphone has now surfaced on the Geekbench database. Codenamed “Starlord”, the smartphone could possibly be the successor to last year’s Nokia 6.1. The Geekbench listing suggests the smartphone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset under the hood, clubbed with 3GB of RAM. As for software, the phone will launch with the Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box and will likely be part of the Android One program like other recent Nokia smartphones.

Nokia Starlord Geekbench


The Nokia 7.2 which is rumoured to be the upcoming mid-ranger from the house of HMD Global has been in the news for some time. Previous leaks have hinted two Nokia devices with one bearing the Daredevil codename and the same codename has now appeared on Geekbench with model name as Nokia 7.2.

The listing shows the handset has 6GB of RAM and a Qualcomm octa-core processor with 1.84GHz frequency. It runs Android 9.0 Pie. The single-core and multi-core scores are 1604, and 5821 respectively. These listings do tend to go wrong sometimes so we suggest taking it with a pinch of salt. Apparently, the Nokia 7.2 shares a lot in common with the Nokia 6.2, as reported by NokiaPowerUser. The two handsets have been linked to model numbers TA 1198 and TA-1193 but there’s no way to confirm which is which right now. The latter one has received certification earlier in Russia and Indonesia as well as India’s BIS portal.

Recent leaked images that have been attributed to the Nokia 7.2 have revealed a U-shaped notch design for the front of the mid-range smartphone while the rear houses a circular camera cutout and a fingerprint reader beneath it. It is believed that the Nokia 7.2 will feature a 6.2-inch Full-HD+ display and sport a Snapdragon 660/710 SoC.

In terms of camera, a 48MP shooter with Zeiss branding is expected on the rear along with a 120-degree wide-angle lens. There’s one more lens which could just be a depth sensor along with an LED flash sitting inside the circular cutout. Current information suggests a 3,500mAh battery on the device.

Nokia will be attending the IFA 2019 and the dominant speculation is that both the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 could be revealed at the international trade show in Berlin that kicks off on September 6th.