Latest reports show that HMD Global is developing a new, high-end smartphone that will likely launch with Nokia branding in the near future. It’s thought that this new handset, with the codename “A1 Plus” will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor as well as a fingerprint reader under the display.
According to documents obtained by WinFuture, the “A1 Plus” is also known as the “A1P”, “AOP”, and “A1 Plus Euro”, the latter of which would signify that the smartphone will be available in Europe.
Besides sporting a fingerprint reader under the display like the Vivo X21 UD, the “A1 Plus” is said to have an OLED panel sourced from LG and bear a resemblance to the Nokia 8 Sirocco. While there are no specifics on the number of megapixels, the handset is said to feature a “high risk” camera, which might be related to the rumor about a Nokia phone with five camera sensors that appeared earlier this year.
Having begun development in February 2018 with the aim of launching midway through the year, it would seem that have been a few setbacks that pushed the announcement back a few months. Current thinking is that the “A1 Plus” will be announced in August or September, possibly during IFA 2018. The bonus of the setbacks means that it could launch running Android P out of the box.
What do you make of the “A1 Plus” so far? Does the idea of a Nokia running Android P at launch with a fingerprint reader under its OLED display make you want to start saving up the pennies?