Chinese language website VTech (via GSMArena) got hold of the photo, which appears to have originated from a Nokia fan group on Facebook, and it reveals a handset that has much in common with the previously leaked renders; check it out below.
Details like the frame, sensor placement and lock screen all match up with the @evleaks renders, and the device even includes the same Nokia logo at the top right.
Accurate or not, all of the speculation is currently pointing in one direction, and I’d be surprised if we didn’t see a device that looks like this come the anticipated launch at MWC.
Original coverage (02/15): Leaked renders of the rumored Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1 have emerged online. The images arrive from @evleaks ahead of the handsets’ expected unveiling at MWC 2018 in a couple of weeks.
We’d previously heard rumors about the Nokia 7 Plus and its Zeiss camera, and the new renders reaffirm a design we saw in leaked slides earlier this month (along with the cool white rear and copper highlights). Speculation suggests the handset will arrive with a 6-inch, 18:9 display, Snapdragon 660 chip, 4 GB RAM and dual-tone LED flash.
Nokia 7+, with Android One in tow pic.twitter.com/r5sbFUxsyx
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 15, 2018
As you can see from the symbol on the device rear, this is also set to be an Android One handset, meaning it should launch with the stock version of Android Oreo.
The Nokia 1 has been off our radar since December, but this was also speculated to be an Android One device coming in March. This is, by all accounts, an entry-level device with a 16:9 display, single front and rear camera and plastic body.
Nokia 1 pic.twitter.com/LF9f25HByo
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 14, 2018
HMD Global, the OEM currently producing these Nokia products, has pushed the brand up to the number 11 smartphone vendor spot little over a year after introducing its first Nokia handsets. Of course, Nokia was already a household name when HMD Global acquired rights to use it, but it’s nonetheless a strong start for the Finnish company.