HMD Global was expected to announce Nokia 2, 7 and 9 smartphones early next year. While the Nokia 2 has been recently globally announced including in India, the Nokia 7 was also been already launched in China. So now, only one device about which we heard a lot has been left announced out of these three, and that’s the Nokia 9.
Now if a new rumour out of China is to be believed, HMD Global is all set to unveil the Nokia 9 along with a Nokia 8 (2018) on 19th January 2018. HMD Global recently celebrated its first birthday on December 1st, is reportedly hosting an event in China on the 19th of January and seems like to celebrate the occasion, Nokia 9 and the second-generation Nokia 8 will be announced at the event.
Based on the leaks so far, the flagship device is expected to feature a 5.5-inch QHD bezel-less display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels. Other than this, the device is expected to powered by Snapdragon 835 processor and will run on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. Additionally, the device will come with 6/8GB RAM along with 64/128GB of storage space. The smartphone will be backed up by a 3800mAH battery with Qualcomm Quick-Charge 4 support. On the camera front, the smartphone will sport a 12-megapixel dual Carl-Zeiss rear camera and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. The smartphone is also said to house a fingerprint scanner and will also feature an Iris Scanner as well. Further, the Nokia 9 will have IP67 certification for water and dust resistance. As for the dimensions, the Nokia 9 is said to measure 140.9 mm in length, 72.9 mm in width and 7.5 mm in depth.
Like Nokia 9, Nokia 8 (2018) is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset and feature dual rear cameras. Reportedly, it will also feature a panel with 18:9 aspect ratio and IP67 certification for water and dust protection. Both the Nokia 9 and Nokia 8 (2018) will not include a 3.5mm headphone jack.
As far as the pricing of Nokia 9 is concerned, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage variant is expected to be priced at 3,699 Yuan while the 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage might cost 4,199 Yuan. On the other hand, Nokia 8 (2018) price has not been leaked yet.