HMD Global is the global home of Nokia smartphones after their rebirth in early 2017. It is heard that the Finland based firm plans to celebrate its first anniversary by launching the Nokia 9 flagship smartphone in January 2018. Along with the second generation of Nokia 8 in the same event making it more interesting occasion.
If we look back in the evolution of Nokia brand, we’ve come across some top-notch Android devices like Nokia 6, Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 known for their sleek and durable design. However, the upcoming Nokia 9 is said to be the ultimate contestant for the likes of Mate 10, Galaxy S8 and even iPhone X.
HMD Global launched the Nokia 8 in September this year with flagship specs but its simple design could not compete with the likes of Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, LG V30 and so on. Hence, the recent reports claim that the alleged Nokia 9 could be the real flagship phone from the company.
Nokia 9 Being Unveiled on January 19th
Leaks and rumors of the upcoming device had been circulating for long but the latest one from China seems to be something solid that claims the phone will be unveiled next month; more precisely on January 19th.
The Nokia 9 is rumored to have a 5.5-inch dual edge curved screen reinforced by 2K resolution and Snapdragon 835 chipset. Whereas the Nokia 8’s successor is likely to feature an 18:9 display along with a full screen design.
The Nokia 9 is expected to have dual rear camera setup and IP67 certification for water and dust protection. However, there will be no headphone jack.
Pricing and Availability
Nokia 9 and Nokia 8 (2018) are reported to be customized for users in China with special ROMs where Google services have been replaced by local alternatives.
The expected price tag of Nokia 9 6GB/64GB model will be CNY 3,699 (~ PKR 59,000 or $558) while the higher variant featuring 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage may cost 4,199 Yuan (~ PKR 67,000 or $634).