At the Mobile World Congress this year, HMD Global introduced its first flagship smartphone of the year, dubbed the Nokia 8 Sirocco. While the Nokia 8 Sirocco is a decent device overall, it isn’t really up-to-date when it comes hardware specifications, especially when compared to other 2018 flagships. However, HMD Global is expected to introduce a true-blue flagship smartphone later this year, likely dubbed the Nokia 9. A new report has now surfaced on the web, claiming to shed some light on the upcoming Nokia flagship.
Nokia 9: Tipped to Feature the ‘Best Camera’
According to the latest report out of Russia, the key USP of the Nokia 9 will be its camera. The smartphone will reportedly have a penta-camera setup, which should allow it to deliver class-leading imaging performance. However, more detailed information such as the resolution of the five sensors or how the whole setup would work have not been leaked online just yet. Rumors do suggest that the Nokia 9 and Nokia 10 could both come equipped with a 52MP camera featuring 5x optical zoom.
Nokia 9: Could Be Among the Most Expensive Android Flagships Around at Launch
The new report also suggests the Nokia 9 will be priced at a whopping $999 at launch, significantly higher than the company’s previous flagship offerings. If the report is indeed accurate, we can expect the Nokia 9 to be priced at upwards of Rs.70,000 in the Indian market, which would make it more expensive than most of its competition. We can only hope that the smartphone will have enough features to justify its premium price tag.
Nokia 9: Expected Specifications, Features
HMD Global’s next flagship device, which will likely debut with the Nokia 9 moniker, is said to be codenamed A1 Plus. Just like most other flagship Android smartphones that we have seen this year, the upcoming Nokia flagship will be running on Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset under the hood, with an Adreno 630 GPU taking care of the graphics processing. In the memory department, we can expect the Nokia 9 to arrive with at least 6GB of RAM. We cannot deny the possibility of a variant with 8GB of RAM either, now that most flagship handsets come in 8GB RAM variants. While no detailed leaks have surfaced just yet, we can expect the Nokia 9 to come with at least 128GB of onboard storage. Similar to other HMD Global smartphones, the Nokia 9 will likely have a microSD card slot for further expansion.
A recent leak also suggested the Nokia 9 could be equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor, similar to the one seen in the Vivo X21. The smartphone is expected to utilize a P-OLED display by LG Display. However, we still have no clear idea with regards to the size of the panel or its resolution. That said, it will certainly have an 18:9 or higher aspect ratio and a significantly higher screen-to-body ratio compared to the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphones.
The Nokia 9 is expected to make its debut at the IFA 2018 exhibition in Berlin, which is set to kick off on August 31 this year. An IFA 2018 announcement would mean the smartphone could go on sale in select markets before the end of the third quarter. With India being one of the most important markets for the HMD Global, we can expect the flagship Nokia 9 to be launched here by the end of September.