The revival of Nokia brand started with the news that the iconic Nokia 3310 is coming back. Later on the unopposed king of the past brings Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 for their fans. What about Nokia 9?
Truly speaking the mystery of Nokia 9 still persists today as a very little has surfaced through various leaks from here and there but now we might have a release date for the rumoured flagship device.
Let me summarize all those leaks and rumors in one place to know Nokia 9 in a better way. The Nokia 9 will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which has featured in some other 2017 flagships, and a Quad HD 2560 x 1440 OLED display.
The processor will allegedly be backed up by 6GB of RAM, while the rear camera will be 22-megapixels and the front 12MP. It should be IP68 dust and water resistant, too.
The latest rumours suggest Nokia will be adding iris scanning to the Nokia 9, bumping up security and giving you a new way to unlock your phone, just like Samsung has done with the Galaxy S8.
Carl Zeiss lenses have appeared on top-end Nokia phones in the past, and according to leaks, that’s set to continue here. Only this time, there will be two – the Nokia 9 should arrive with a dual-camera setup.
There’s no clue as to what form this system would take, or if it would follow in the footsteps of Apple, Huawei or LG with twin-sensor trickery. The main sensor should top out at 22MP, but the pixel count for the secondary sensor is still a mystery.
Plenty of Power
The current crop of rumoured specs include a Snapdragon 835 CPU, 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of super-fast UFS storage (plus microSD expansion), and a 3800mAh battery keeping the whole thing juiced up.
OLED All the Way
Expect to see a 5.5in, QHD OLED panel on the front of the Nokia 9, if the most up-to-date rumours are to be believed. That would easily put it on par with the current crop of flagship phones, even if Nokia doesn’t go for a slim-bezel, odd-aspect ratio design.
The juiciest rumour we’ve heard so far is the addition of OZO audio. This is Nokia’s 3D sound recording and playback tech that was built specifically for VR – suggesting that the Nokia 9 will arrive with the 4 microphones needed to make it work, and support for VR footage shot on the company’s high-end OZO 360-degree video cameras.
The source says the Nokia 9 will be unveiled in July or maybe even early August, and will then hit store shelves later in the last quarter of the year.
It is also considered that Nokia 9 will come to surface before the iPhone 8, which according to latest rumours won’t be out until October or November due to issues with OLED panels.
Some leaks coming through “trusted sources” reveal that the Nokia 9 is expected to be launched in Q3 of 2017 with an asking price of €749/$793 (PKR 83,000 approx.).
It’s likely the quoted price refers to the 64GB storage option, but there will reportedly be a 128GB storage option too, which will demand a higher premium.
What do you expect more in the coming flagship of the year???