Qualcomm has finally burst the Nokia 8 bubble. The chipset maker has said that the smartphone, widely pitched as the Android-powered Nokia 8 model, is not a Nokia phone.
All this flurry and fuss go back to the day when Qualcomm released its Snapdragon 835 chipset at CES 2017 using a reference design handset, which was later touted as Nokia 8 by a couple of videos. It was further said that the new Nokia flagship is equipped with 6GB RAM and a front-facing dual camera setup, comprising a 24MP rear-facing camera with OIS and EIS, and a 12MP front-facing snapper.
While rubbishing the rumors, Qualcomm’s spokeswoman Catherine Baker in an official statement said that Qualcomm doesn’t disclose any detail of its reference models.
“We do not disclose details of our reference design. We’ve seen a few stories rumouring what we demonstrated in our CES booth to be a Nokia device, those reports are not accurate, our 835 demos were on our own reference design devices which we use to demo our Snapdragon SOC’s every year.”
With this clarification from Qualcomm, we assume that the dust has settled down. However, we cannot stop living in the anticipation of Nokia 8 flagship, which could be in the offing.
Let’s hope to see it, or hear something about it at MWC 2017 next month.