This is not the first time we are hearing about the Nokia 9, but it’s the first time we have our eyes on the specs of the phone.
Thanks to the usual leaks, we now have what is said to be the list of specs and features that we can expect to see on the Nokia 9, a phone that could see daylight in early 2018. The specs were published on the official FCC website, which further suggests that the phone is headed to the U.S. In case you are wondering why you cannot easily find the Nokia 8 in the country, well, it never made an official debut. Instead, it was thought that HMD Global has plans to unveil another phone that would target the U.S. market.
One problem with the U.S. smartphone market, especially the high-end market, is that people are very picky. This is acceptable, considering the amount of money these flagship phones cost. Given the status of the Nokia 8, it has never been a doubt that the Nokia 9 will be considered a more premium phone than the 8. Looking at the leaked specs, there’s some truth in this statement, but there’s also a big miss – a miss that could eventually spell doom for the Nokia 9 in the U.S. market.
The big miss here is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. We saw what happened with the HTC U Ultra and LG G6 after the two OEMs chose the 2016 Snapdragon 821 processor. The two have been throwing around massive discounts just so as to get the phones out of their shelves and if Nokia 9 does come with the Snapdragon 835 on board, this could also be the case. Similar to the Nokia 8, the back panel will also come with a dual-lens setup with 12MP+13MP sensors and the front gets a 5MP unit.
Other specs of the Nokia 9 include a 5.5-inch OLED display screen made by LG Display, another risky pick considering what LG-made OLED panels on the LG V30 and Google Pixel 2 XL have been going through recently, 128GB of storage, a 3250mAh battery unit and of course, Android Oreo out of the box.
Notice some details such as RAM, specific release date and price are still missing. Well, this is because they aren’t available, which makes your guess regarding the existence of the Nokia 9 as good as ours.