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Nokia confirms Snapdragon 835-powered flagship, hints at Windows phones

The recently released Nokia 6 proved that the brand still carries power when it sold out in under a minute. (Source:
The recently released Nokia 6 proved that the brand still carries power when it sold out in under a minute. (Source:
Nokia China's WeiBo account revealed some interesting information during a recent Q&A session, hinting at both a Snapdragon 835-powered flagship and future Windows Phones.

During a Q&A session on HMD's recently released Nokia 6 handset, Nokia China's WeiBo account let a couple of interesting bits of information out. Amidst answering questions about where to buy the Nokia 6 and whether the Snapdragon 430 is slow, the Nokia China account hinted that there is a flagship with a Snapdragon 835 SoC in the works. Next, they suggested that there may be Windows phones coming under the Nokia banner as well.

In response to a user (Q2 below) asking about a flagship phone with the Snapdragon 835, Nokia China replied that because the 835 SoC was just released, they would need time to prepare and make the announcement public, heavily implying they were indeed working on a phone based on the beefy SoC.

In Q5, a user asks the company a strangely worded question but gets a very interesting reply that is seemingly off-topic. "Do you remember once up on a time Nokia?" the user writes. Nokia China replies, "for more news on Nokia Windows devices, please pay attention to our follow-up content". We may get more news on Windows phones in the near future.

If the sales of the Nokia 6 in its China debut are any hint of things to come, we could be seeing the resurgence of Nokia as a smartphone power.

(Source: Google Cache of WeiBo)
(Source: Google Cache of WeiBo)

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Douglas Black, 2017-01-23 (Update: 2017-01-23)
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I am a university Lecturer and researcher in English writing, but I like to keep myself busy. Between weightlifting, MMA, and SCUBA diving, one of my life-long interests has always been computers. I used Macs until about 17 years ago when I switched to PCs because of an interest in games, but I'm still interested in top quality laptops that push the design envelope.