After launching a bunch of exquisite flagship smartphones, Nokia (owned by HMD Global) is now working again on another smartphone release this year in the form of Nokia 9. Not only this, we’ve also heard about Nokia 8 Pro rumored to be landed with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 along with a Penta-lens camera, but Nokia 9 review will outdo it in almost every respect.
The Nokia Power User has confirmed that Nokia 9 will be an ultimate 2018 smartphone just because of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, high-quality camera improving upon the Penta-lens camera – design and some other groundbreaking features. The Nokia Power User further says, Nokia 9 will be loaded with an on-screen fingerprint scanner – something the likes of Samsung and Apple has been to be working on for some time.
We’ve also heard that Nokia 9 may have a tallest 5.7-inches screen as compared to likely 5.5” display of Nokia 8 Pro. It’s something we don’t know yet, but we will update it as soon as we hear more.
To see what Nokia 9 dishes out for its audience, we have gathered every feature and every major factor i.e. release date and price & specs in our Nokia 9 review. So, what’s the wait? Let’s meet the Nokia 9.
Nokia 9 Release Date & Price
The Nokia under the wing HMD Global released several flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, but we didn’t see Nokia 9 there. Still, rumors claim that it’s on its way and will be wrapped off before the year is out.
Based on a valid report of Nokia Power User, Nokia 9 release date is set for August or September 2018, but we would expect it to see an IFA 2018 launch on August 30.
It has also been said that Nokia 9 will join by a Nokia 8 Pro (similar to Nokia 8 Sirocco, but with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845). Nokia must have something dazzling as compared to its predecessor. We will be looking at what to expect later on in this content.
How much does it cost? According to the latest rumor, Nokia 9 Price will be 3,699 Yuan (roughly $560/£415/AU$835 for its 64GB variant, whereas 128GB costs 4,199 Yuan (around $635/£470/835).
It’s common sense to assume that Nokia 9 will set you back more than Nokia 8 Sirocco and will be priced in line with other flagship smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S9 went on sale on 16 March.
Nokia 9 Design
The Nokia 9 appears to look a lot like other recently released smartphones introduced by HMD in 2018. It houses a ceramic body with 18-karat gold trim detail, suggesting that it’s a good step up from Nokia’s 8 Sirocco chamfered Chrome accents.
Additionally, Nokia 9 features an edge-to-edge 3D glass display showing that it’s essential with no bezels. There is no capacitive touch buttons and is said to uniquely support navigation with virtual touch buttons.
Nokia 9 Display
In terms of its display, Nokia 9 sports a gorgeous 5.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which is well-supported by 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution at 534 PPI density for full HD experience. The display is, however, crisp, sharp with excellent color reproduction, brightness, and sunlight legibility. The contrast ratio is also good and the viewing angles are great too.
Nokia 9 Camera
On paper, Nokia 9 is equipped with a solid 13MPs (f/2.0) rear camera – supported by Phase Detection Autofocus & laser AF, Carl Zeiss Optics, Optical Image Stabilization and Dual-LED. Video calls and selfies, on the other hand, will be assisted by a high-quality 5MP front camera. Hence, you would be able to capture gorgeous moments with your near and dear.
The Nokia 9 also lets you record 2160p@30fps and 1080p@30fps. The other camera features included Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, and Face Detection, HDR, Panorama and more.
Nokia 9 Performance
Performance-wise, Nokia 9 shines. The phone is powered by Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 paired with a whopping 4GB of RAM. The Adreno 540 GPU manages a graphical department pretty well. The overall performance is butter smooth and gives the users a lag-free experience. In short, switching between apps, working on multiple apps at once or playing graphics enriched games while open several tabs in Chrome all is extremely smooth.
Nokia 9 Storage and OS
The Nokia 9 comes with 2 onboard storage tiers – 64GB and 128GB to accommodate your files and other data with ease. Looking for more? You’re in luck as Nokia 9 lets users increase its onboard memory further up to 256GB via microSD card. Hence, you can save ample amount songs either audio or video, images or even movies.
As far as its software factor is concerned, Nokia 9 will likely run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system – planned to be upgraded to Android P 9.0.
Nokia 9 Battery
If the 2K display and Snapdragon 835 processor make you worry about its battery life, don’t worry. A whopping 3250mAh non-removable battery is more than enough. Even the battery lasts an entire day with a heavy usage. There is also support for quick charging which enables you to get your phone charged from 0% to 100% in about an hour and 45 minutes, whereas it can be juiced up around 50% in just over 30 minutes.
Nokia 9 Specifications
Here we’ve listed down the most prominent Nokia 9 Specs and its features that will definitely appeal so many smartphone lovers. Have a look.
- 16MP Rear Camera with PDAF & laser AF, Carl Zeiss Optics
- 5MP Front Facing Camera (f/2.0)
- Camera Features are Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
- Android 8.0 Oreo OS
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB/128GB of Onboard Memory
- Onboard Memory is Expandable Further Up to 256GB
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
- GPU: Adreno 540
- 5” AMOLED Display
- Display Resolution is 1440 x 2560 Pixels (534 PPI)
- Display Protection by Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Hotspot
- Bluetooth 5.0
- NFC, GPS
- Sensors are Fingerprint (on-screen), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity and Compass
- 3250mAh Non-Removable Battery with Quick Charge 3.0
- Sensational Colors i.e. Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, Polished Copper to choose from
The upcoming Nokia 9 Android flagship smartphone is backed by a bunch of extraordinary features i.e. 2K display, a massive onboard storage, superb quality camera, smooth and silky performance etc., making it a perfect option as your next flagship. Moreover, its dustproof and water resistance feature making it a kind of rugged smartphone (perfect for outdoor activities). If you are scouting for a flagship smartphone which is both beauty and the beast ate simultaneously, give Nokia 9 a try.
There you have it – what you do think about upcoming Nokia 9? Does it really sound wonderful to you? Share your thoughts with us down in the comments sections.