What you need to know
- A new rumor claims the next Nokia flagship phone will come equipped with an under-display selfie camera.
- The smartphone is expected to be called the Nokia 9.2 PureView and could be launched in the first half of 2020.
- It is rumored to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
Earlier this week, a report had suggested that the next Nokia flagship phone could be called the Nokia 9.2 PureView and launch in June this year. Now, a new rumor suggests the key highlight of the upcoming flagship phone will be an under-display selfie camera.
A tweet by Nokia Anew claims HMD Global is currently testing an under-display front camera on the Nokia 9.2 PureView. While Nokia Anew has a decent track record when it comes to Nokia leaks, we still need to take this new rumor with a few grains of salt.
Manufacturers such as Xiaomi and OPPO have shown off prototype devices featuring under-display selfie cameras, but neither of them has confirmed any plans of launching a phone with the technology in the near future. In fact, OPPO Vice President Brian Shen had said earlier this month that the company’s upcoming Find X2 will not feature an under-display camera, as the technology isn’t ready for mass-production yet.
If recent rumors are to be believed, the Nokia 9.2 PureView will be powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset and may not be as expensive as its rivals. The phone is also unlikely to feature a similar fancy camera setup as the Nokia 9 PureView. Instead of using Light camera technology, the phone is tipped to come with Toshiba camera sensors.
NEW NOKIA LAPTOP SERIES REVEALS BIS CERTIFICATION
In the past, Nokia had quite a diversified business model, wherein it has manufactured personal and laptop computers, and a mini laptop as well at some point. MikroMikko was a dedicated line of computers manufactured by Nokia’s computer division Nokia Data back in the 1980s, which was sold until 1991. In 2009, Nokia also announced the Nokia Booklet 3G, a mini laptop or a netbook, which used Microsoft Windows 7 as the OS, had 3G support via SIM card, Nokia’s Ovi Maps service, and the company claimed a battery life of up to 12 hours on a single charge. Thereafter, we did not see any such product from Nokia.
Now, it looks like we will again get to see the Nokia brand on a laptop, albeit by a Nokia brand licensee. The new series of Nokia laptops that were certified on November 27 will be launched in India. As per BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification, the laptops will be manufactured by Tongfang Limited in China. The certification mentions at most nine different models of Nokia laptop with model numbers NKi510UL82S, NKi510UL85S, NKi510UL165S, NKi510UL810S, NKi510UL1610S, NKi310UL41S, NKi310UL42S, NKi310UL82S, and NKi310UL85S.
It is a pure guess from my side, but as per the model numbers, the first two characters (NK) probably mean Nokia, the next characters (i5 or i3) probably describe the processor, and the number ’10’ probably means Microsoft Windows 10 as the OS. So if we go as per the model numbers, we might see five Nokia laptops with Intel Core i5 processors, while the other four Nokia laptops with Intel Core i3 processors.
Next Galaxy Z Flip to sport 120Hz display and narrower frame says leakster
Samsung already has two foldable clamshells in its lineup with the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 5G and we’ve been hearing about a successor coming in Q2 of 2021. Now, leakster IceUniverse shared a couple of bits about the upcoming foldable which is referred to as the Galaxy Z Flip3.
According to his intel, the Z Flip3 will sport a 120Hz AMOLED display which would match Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold2 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra flagships. The new Z Flip is also touted to feature a narrower frame which likely means less bezels around the panel.
The tipster also mentions a cheaper pricetag though we don’t get specific numbers here. Previous reports on the upcoming Z Flip model suggest it will feature stereo speakers and is expected to launch around March 2021, separate from the Galaxy S21 line. There’s also talk of a Galaxy Z Flip Lite model in the works as Samsung’s most affordable folding phone.
Google Zork Chromebook with AMD Ryzen 3 3250C spotted on Google Play Console
- Google Zork Chromebook specifications have been spotted on Google Play Console
- Key specs include AMD Ryzen 3 3250C, 4GB RAM, Radeon Vega 3 GPU, and Full HD display
- There could be another variant with Ryzen 7 3700C processor, as per Geekbench
Google is said to be working on a new Chromebook with the codename ‘Zork’ and it was spotted on the Geekbench platform back in April revealing key information, including the Android operating system version and chipset powering it. Now, the same Google Zork Chromebook has appeared on the Google Play Console, 91mobiles has discovered. The listing reveals more specifications of the notebook and reiterates earlier leaked details. Google Zork Chromebook specs, as per the listing, include the AMD Ryzen 3 3250C paired with 4GB RAM, Radeon Vega 3 GPU, a Full HD display with 1,920 X 1,080 pixels resolution, and 160 screen density.
Though the Google Play Console listing shows the device will run Android 9 OS, we suspect it might run on Chrome OS considering Android devices aren’t powered by AMD processors. The HP Pro Chromebook c645 that was introduced recently comes with the same AMD Ryzen 3 3250C processor, thereby making way for more Chromebooks with AMD processors. The listing also includes a render of the notebook with a sizeable trackpad and a proper keyboard with a matte finish. However, it’s possible the image could be a placeholder for now and may not represent the actual design of Google Zork.
Google Zork Chromebook specifications on Geekbench previously also mentioned a variant with the AMD Ryzen 7 3700C processor variant that has 4 CPU cores and 8 threads. The chipset is paired with Radeon Vega Mobile GFX graphics module and a large 8GB of RAM. Since the Chromebook has started appearing on the web, we suspect the development is inching closer to the final stages and the launch could be around the corner. We hope to learn more information soon. Stick around.
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