One of HMD Global's upcoming smartphones rumored to hit the shelves this year could bear the name of Nokia 4, and now according to fresh rumors, the device will fit in the mid-range segment where it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset and will be officially introduced at MWC 2018 in less than a couple of weeks. The Nokia 4 moniker was previously spotted in an APK teardown of the Nokia Camera application so it's not entirely new, and furthermore, the device may have also passed through the FCC as suggested by a recent application revolving around the model number TA-1048.
If recent rumors turn out to be correct then HMD Global will introduce the Nokia 4 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, possibly alongside the so-called Nokia 8 Sirocco, which is also known as the Nokia 9. However, unlike the aforementioned model(s), the Nokia 4 will launch as a mid-range device driven by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 silicon introduced in mid-2017. The chipset is manufactured on a 14nm LPP node and houses a total of eight ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.8GHz, along with an Adreno 506 graphics chip. The same chipset powers devices like the Xiaomi Redmi 5 introduced last December, and rumors indicate that this particular solution could also be adopted by the upcoming Moto G6, which likewise, is expected to make an official appearance at MWC before the end of the month. Having said that, the rumored Nokia 4 could technically become a direct rival to the Moto G6, but evidently, this will depend on other characteristics aside from the choice of silicon. On one hand, Motorola's solution is expected to sport a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 and an 18:9 aspect ratio, and couple its processor with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
Other Nokia-branded smartphones expected to make an appearance at MWC include the Nokia 7 Plus which would launch as an Android One device backed by two main cameras, as well as the entry-level Nokia 1 which, so far, shapes up to be a bare-bones smartphone lacking a fingerprint scanner but possibly running Android Oreo. Mobile World Congress is scheduled to open its doors to the public on February 26.