Ever since HMD Global took control of Nokia, they targetted the mid-range and budget markets. The Nokia branding was new to none and immediately became the centre of attention for every techie out there. The Nokia 8 offered an amazing build quality paired with reasonable mid-ranged specs. But what made it stand out was the Android One experience.
Now, we have discussed the possibility of a Nokia 8 plus or 8.1 but 91mobiles and Onleaks managed to bring out the renders of the device. Right off the first glance, we notice that the device hosts 5 rear facing cameras. 2018 has been all about the notch and multiple camera setups, but having 5 rear facing cameras is just insane. Samsung managed to pull off 4 rear facing camera’s in their Galaxy A9 each programmed for a certain task. The cameras have the Zeiss branding and will most probably revive the Nokia Pureview series.
Looking at the geometry of the device we expect Nokia to go all out for a proper flagship this time around. The body is all metal with a glass back so we never miss on that wireless charging. The front of the device quite surprisingly consists of no notch at all, the bezels are shrunken which make the phone to look quite similar to the Pixel 3 & the Galaxy S9. Right at the bottom, we see USB-C port and the speaker grills and that’s about it.
Looking at the smartphone we expect it to have expandable storage and flagship grade water resistance. The Nokia 9 will feature a Snapdragon 845 and Android Pie straight out of the box which means that we won’t be getting any 5G related technology in the smartphone. Other expected specifications include 8GB RAM, 4000 mAh battery. Having no fingerprint sensor at the rear we expect one to be hidden under the display.
Given the fact that the Nokia 9 is expected to release early next year, and with Xiaomi planning on releasing a 5G ready device equipped with the latest upcoming Snapdragon 855 sets an uneasy space for Nokia. Nevertheless, we expect them to bring something new to the table and set their own trademark in the modern day smartphone market.
The pricing of the device is yet unknown but it is safe to say that it is going to cost around the 700$ mark or even more given that Nokia is going all in for this model in particular.