There was a lot of confusion going on in the past year or so about the name of Nokia’s high-end flagship. Just a few days ago, Nokia finally released their first Android high-end flagship device – the Nokia 8.
During the launch event, HMD Global representatives seem to have hint that a new, larger version of the Nokia 8 is currently in the development.
Since the Nokia 8 is nothing spectacular from ordinary flagship devices, we think that Nokia/HMD is working on a ‘modernised’ version of the Nokia 8 with a bezelless display and same high-end specifications.
The Nokia 9 is expected to look nearly identical to the Nokia 6 and 8, except the display. As you can see below, the display is expected to be ‘bezelless’ with minimal top/bottom bezels.
This might be the reason why there was a confusion about the flagship’s naming for such a long time – because no certain information was leaked and known at the time.
In our opinion, the Nokia 8 has nothing to break the ground for Nokia and HMD in terms of design and raw performance against the competitors – in fact, they might fall back due to the large bezels which are not ‘trendy’ nowadays thanks to the upcoming iPhone 8 and the already existing Galaxy S8/+ and the LG G6’s successes.
The Nokia 9 is expected to have between a 5.5-6.3″ display and is supposed to be powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The device is supposedly going to have an Iris scanner and the fingerprint sensor on the back. It’s also expected to be IP68 certified (water and dust resistant) and is also expected to have a dual camera setup similar to the Nokia 8’s.
It’s expected to cost €749 while its smaller sibling, Nokia 8 will go for €599.