Images of the new Nokia 9 have been leaked online, which teases the first high-end phone from HMD Global. It’s not yet clear if this leak is “accidental,” but it did create hype for the new Android phone from Nokia.
The phone itself was encased in a thick blue screen, which some tech news sites agree covered much of the details of the boxy gadget. However, some of the images do lend credence to earlier speculations that it will come with dual 13-megapixel cameras, 4K recording, as well as LED flash.
There seems to be a USB-C port at the bottom of the gadget and a 3.5mm headphone jack, which seems to indicate that the Nokia 9 won’t be competing against the newer iPhones in that regard.
Underneath, the phone will have a 5.3-inch, 2560 x 1440-pixel QHD display, with 4GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage. The Nokia 9 will allegedly be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and will run on Android 7.1.1.
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There is also a fingerprint sensor at the front of the phone, while the design suggests a thick bezel. The design itself has failed to impress, but this is still a prototype, so it’s unfair to judge the Nokia 9 based on unofficial images.
This is not Nokia’s first foray into Android phones since Microsoft sold the brand to HMD Global and Foxconn late last year. In January this year, HMD released Nokia 6, which boasts a 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor mated to 3GB of RAM and sold for about $250.
HMD already released Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the new iteration for the Nokia 3310. Based on its schedule, Nokia 7, Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 will likely be released this year. In fact, a video of what seemed to be an ad for Nokia 8 was also leaked. Reportedly, the ad was taken down immediately, but not before it was saved by users.
It is still unclear how the Nokia 9 will match up to the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+ because the specs for this new phone are not out yet. Between now and its release, there might also be additional features that will be added by the company’s engineers to show to the world that Nokia, indeed, is back.
HMD has not issued any statement regarding the Nokia 9 leak.