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New Nokia phone spotted at China’s 3C Certification ste, could be 2018 flagship phone

A Nokia flagship phone for the year might be in the offing given reports of a mysterious device bearing the Nokia badge has been seen on the 3C Certification site in China. Not surprisingly, details are scarce at the moment though as India Today reported, the phone supports 5V/3A, 9V/2A and 12V/1.5A charging speeds, which points to the device allowing for fast charging.

However, the one factor that is making experts to predict the upcoming Nokia device to be a true flagship contender is that it has so far launched budget to mid-range phones only. Also, while it’s true it had launched the Nokia 8 Sirocco earlier in the year (April 2018, to be precise), it wasn’t a genuine 2018 flagship device given that it sported last year’s specs. That included a Snapdragon 835 chipset though the Nokia 8 should still be enough to project the company’s prowess in developing flagship quality smartphones.

Apart from the above revelation, there has also been reports of the company developing a phone featuring no less than five lenses. Couple this with a recent development wherein HMD Global acquired the PureView trademark from Microsoft and you might have already guessed it right, there might be a phone in the works that could have some truly extraordinary camera specifications.

For those not in the knowing, Nokia had launched the PureView camera that sported a 41 megapixel sensor, the highest to be found on a smartphone during the time. That was in 2012, a time when Nokia was still an independent entity though that changed a year later when it got acquired by Microsoft.

Now with HMD Global getting back the PureView trademark, it remains to be seen how and when it crops up in a Nokia device. And to see that happening on a flagship device would only make things all that special. It’s still a few months for the year to draw to a close and Google Pixel 3 is the only major flagship phone due for launch. Another from Nokia would be a nice way to end the year off for flagship smartphones for 2018.