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HMD Global prepping Nokia phone with Snapdragon 845, in-display fingerprint scanner?

HMD Global is said to be building the Nokia 8 Sirocco-like phone with manufacturing partner Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn).

Published onJune 27, 2018

The Nokia 8 Sirocco.

HMD Global is believed to be developing a Nokia smartphone with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and an in-display fingerprint scanner. According to a post from earlier today, HMD Global is building the phone with manufacturing partner Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) and it would be similar to the Nokia 8 Sirocco (pictured above).

WinFuture apparently got its hands on some documents which offered a few details about the phone, referencing it as the “A1 Plus,” “A1P,”  “AOP,” and in places “A1 Plus Euro.” The latter suggests the handset, or a version of it, is heading to Europe, while the A1P moniker clues us in to its potential Nokia 8 Sirocco similarities (that handset was codenamed “A1N”).

Android P update coming to all of HMD Global's Nokia smartphones released so far
Nokia 5.1 smartphone

The device will reportedly include an OLED panel from LG Display which would support the under-screen scanning technology. Like the Snapdragon 845 chip, this would also be the first time this feature appears on an HMD Global handset. If it’s anything like previous high-end Nokia devices, we can also expect a Pro Camera mode for manual controls, and fast Android updates.

WinFuture speculates that the phone could be launched as the Nokia 9 at IFA 2018 in early September running Android 9.0 (the final version of Android P). It’s all conjecture for the moment, but it certainly sounds promising.

Would you like to see a Snapdragon 845-toting Nokia 9 show up shortly? Let us know in the comments.