So far, the rumors and leaks doing rounds online are that the next flagship phone from HMD Global will be called the Nokia 8, however, it’s now emerging that the Nokia 9 is also a thing.
Not so long ago, the Nokia 9 appeared on benchmarking platform AnTuTu, giving us details of specs and features that resemble what has been touted for the Nokia 8. At the moment, we have no confirmation on whether this is just a confusion of names, but it seems that there’s indeed plans to unveil a Nokia 9 as the flagship offering from the company.
Prior to reports that the Nokia 8 would be the flagship phone from HMD Global, it had been rumored that the Finnish company is working on two midrangers dubbed Nokia 7 and Nokia 8, but stories of these two changed when rumors of the latter being a flagship phone started showing up.
Now, according to the latest benchmarks coming from GFXBench, the Nokia 9 will be available in at least three variants carrying model numbers TA-1004, TA-1012 and TA-1052. The latter model has also been spotted on AnTuTu, adding more weight to the possible existence of the alleged Nokia 9.
From the listings, the Nokia 9 will come in with top-end specs and features, among them a 5.3-inch QHD display screen, a Snapdragon 835 SoC mated with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, a 13MP shooter on the back and a similar 13MP shooter on the front. Leaked details of the Nokia 8 had claimed that the phone will come with a dual-lens setup on the back. If anything, this should be the same story surrounding the Nokia 9.
In terms of software, the benchmarks confirm the phone will be powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, which is not strange at all. Recently, it had emerged that the Nokia 8 would be priced at about $600 and if at all the latest developments are just a confusion of names, it could mean Nokia fans would be in for a nice treat when this phone comes out, possibly on August 16.
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