Nokia (HMD Global) re-entered the mobile arena with the launch of Nokia 6, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3310. In fact, Nokia announced these during the Mobile World Congress in Spain, back in Feb 2017.
Nokia 9 Can Be A true Flagship
After the successful launch of budget and mid-range phones, the brand has also ventured into the Flagship territory with the Nokia 8. The Nokia 8 is mildly successful in the market but not able to give a major upswing to Nokia sales.
Nokia 8 is the first attempt by the brand at creating a flagship phone. The Nokia 8 impressed me, but it failed to offer any distinct advantage to buyers.
In a market flooded with high-end phones, the Nokia 8 is not able to leave an impression.
Nokia wants to improve the odds with the upcoming Nokia 9. The phone will come with the voguish bezel-less display. Moreover, the Nokia 9 will offer an 18:9 aspect ratio, QHD+ (2280*1440), 6-inch display.
Nokia 9 To Have Dual Camera with Telephoto and Wide Angle Lens
Also, the Nokia 9 will come with a better Dual camera setup. It will use a telephoto lens and a second wide angle lens. Contrastingly, the Nokia 8 uses an RGB and a monochrome sensor in the rear camera.
Furthermore, the Nokia 9 will use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with the Adreno 540 GPU. The possibility of using a Snapdragon 845 is 1 in a million, as the SD 845 is not going to be available until March 2018.
Notably, the Nokia 9 is will get unveiled in China next month (19, Jan 2018).
Also, it may come with some essential features, like wireless charging support, face recognition, water, and dustproof design.
After the Apple iPhone X launch, the Face-recognition technology is becoming more popular, as more Android manufacturers (like OnePlus) are adopting this innovation.
Nokia 9 Variants
Rumors are ripe that Nokia 9 will launch in 2 variants, 6 GB Ram and 64 GB storage, 6 GB Ram and 128 GB storage. The lower model is expected to be priced at Rs. 36,000 (CNY 3699), and the top version will be up for grabs for Rs. 40,999 (CNY 4199).
Further, it is going to launch with the Android Oreo 8.0 OS. The mobile will also have support for Google Daydream, and Google Project Treble.
Nokia 6 (2018) Edition
Interestingly, a recent report suggests that a new mid-range phone, Nokia 6(2018), will also get unveiled along with the Nokia 9 in China, next month.
The Nokia 6 has received the 3C certification in China, and the launch is imminent.
Catching on the recent trend of the bezel-less display. The Nokia 6(2018) will come with a full vision display, like the LG Q6 or the Micromax Canvas Pro.
The biggest letdown for the current Nokia 6 is its performance, because of the underpowered Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor. It impacts the user experience, especially when multi-tasking.
The other upgrade for the Nokia 6(2018), is going to be the presence of the Dual Rear camera, which is also now becoming standard in most mid-range phones.
The phone will be available in two storage versions 32 GB/64 GB along with 4 GB Ram.
Additionally, the Nokia 6 offers incredible build quality, and upcoming phone may be similar. Further, GizChina reported that the mobile would come with on-screen navigation keys and the fingerprint scanner placed on the rear side.
Early Leaks Nokia 9
Previous leaks about the Nokia 9, you can check the below information to read about some of the early reports from September 2017.
We have now started to come across rumors about Nokia’s flagship smartphone, i.e. ‘Nokia 9’. Enthusiasts are calling the Nokia 9 as the ‘flagship killer’.
The company’s photographer accidentally reveals Nokia 9 in a 30 seconds video posted on Vimeo. Further, Evan Blass took a screenshot and posted it on Twitter, before the video was removed.
Additionally, guys at Fandroid leaked live images of Nokia 9, confirming some of the details of the prototype. The pictures don’t look like a final product but a prototype of the Nokia 9.
Furthermore, Nokia 9 packs 13 MP Dual Camera setup with Dual LED Flash on Rear Side including Laser Auto Focus. There is a front camera, but its megapixels are still unknown at the moment.
The mobile will have 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port at the bottom.
The power button and volume rocker are on the right-hand side of the smartphone. The phone maybe available for $700 price tag (Rs 46,000) approximately. Nokia 9 will support 4G, VoLTE and will have ‘Always On’ feature.
Additionally, Nokia 9 comes with earphone buds and Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging, and even support the Nokia OZO (sound technology) and “Bothie” selfie feature.