HMD Global relaunched the Nokia brand this year. The company unveiled a number of new handsets, ranging from budget phones to higher-end smartphones. Everyone expected to see a true Nokia flagship phone launch this year, in the form of the Nokia 9, however, it seems that this will only happen at the beginning of next year. Even so, if the rumors prove to be accurate, it will be worth waiting for the Nokia 9, as it promises to be a truly reliable handset. The new model will keep the best features of the Nokia 8 but it will also have some new ones to offer, making it the best Nokia handset to launch until now.
First of all, the Nokia 9 will have a new design, letting the thick bezels of the Nokia 8 go. Instead, the Nokia 9 will feature a full-screen design, with a 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. Surprisingly, rumor has it that the Nokia 9 won’t adopt the 18:9 aspect ratio, instead, it will stick with the 16:9 ratio that was the standard until this year. The beautiful AMOLED display will be housed in a metallic body that will not only look great but will also be solid and durable.
Under the hood of the Nokia 9, there will reportedly be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The Snapdragon 845 was already unveiled, so this means that the Nokia flagship won’t sport the latest chipset model. Even so, the Snapdragon 835 is a powerful SoC that will definitely turn the Nokia 9 into a beast. The handset will include 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, depending on the customer’s choice. The handset will also feature a microSD card slot, so users will be able to further expand the storage of the smartphone by up to 256GB. The smartphone will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
The biggest surprise comes from the camera section. While it is not surprising that the Nokia flagship will feature a dual rear camera setup, it is a little surprising that instead of a single selfie camera the Nokia 9 will don a dual 5MP snapper. The Nokia handsets feature Carl Zeiss optics, ensuring great picture quality, and the upcoming model won’t be an exception from this rule either. Other features of the handset include a fingerprint sensor, which will probably be on the back of the device, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, USB Type-C reversible connector, and a 3,250mAh battery to keep things moving smoothly.
According to the rumors, the Nokia 9 will come in four color options. Customers will be able to choose between Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, and Polished Copper color variants. As for the pricing, don’t expect it to be too affordable. The Nokia 9 will probably won’t be as expensive as other flagship phones we’ve seen this year, but it won’t be cheap either. It will probably cost around $750 -800, depending on the storage variant customers will opt for. Even so, this is a reasonable price considering all the features the Nokia flagship will have to offer.