Nokia 9 Mockup Looks Sassy, But It’s Too Curvy To Be True
Nokia 9 mockup render has been spotted over the internet. While this is not the first leak of the Nokia 9 as it has been spotted on Geekbench and its renders have appeared before, the new mockup takes things to a new level.
Nokia 9 is HMD Global’s next anticipated flagship that, as appears from the leaks, tries to incorporate features the much sober Nokia 8 missed out on. Start with a bezelless display, an all glass design, waterproofing and move on to wireless charging (removal of headphone jack?), dual cameras with telephoto lens, iris unlock and so on, the Nokia 9 seems to be marching alongside the likes of Galaxy S8s, iPhones and the Pixels in the coming days.
The design might appear very un Nokia-ish to Nokia fans. It is the company known for making sturdy full metal phones with very little oomph, yet a lot of thought put into ergonomics. In the image it looks very similar to what the Galaxy Edge phones looked like in the early days. That wasn’t really a pragmatic design for attaining more screen to body ratio. Display technology has improved leaps and bounds. So may as well take this leak with a pinch of salt.
But the fingerprint sensor positioning at the back has been revealed in earlier leaks as well, which means the design is definitely going to be different, radically different. The home button is out so the fingerprint goes at the back. Sounds familiar?
Anyways, the specs revealed earlier that Nokia 9 would be using OLED panel this time on the display (so curved it could be). Nokia 8 uses LCD display which is a more power consuming and comparatively less bright. Though, Nokia 8 delivers good battery life as it is, as we noticed in our few days of usage of the phone.
The cameras could also get a bump (and a not a small one). At the back, Nokia 9 is expected to come with 22-megapixel dual cameras, way up from 13-megapixel on Nokia 8. Carl Zeiss optics are in tow, on both front and rear cameras like the Nokia 8. At front it would make do with a 12-megapixel sensor.
As for rest of the specs known so far, Nokia 9 could be powered by Snapdragon 835 with 6GB or 8GB (highly unlikely) RAM, with 128 GB of non expandable storage. Boasting a display between 5 and 6-inches, it would have a resolution of Quad HD+ with an aspect ratio of 18:9, given its thin horizontal bezels. If that is not a reason enough to buy the Nokia 8 instead, wait for this.
Nokiapoweruser, alongside an image that it claimed to be an ‘official image posted on Nokia Mobile Finland Facebook page’, revealed the price remains as tipped earlier EUR 749 (about Rs 57,200). The phone could run Android 8.0 Oreo straight out of the box.