Last week, HMD Global has launched 4 new Nokia smartphones alongside the revived classic, the Nokia 8110. The offerings cover pretty much all parts of the market, leaving only the “8 Sirocco” fighting in the flagship category. Sure, the 8 Sirocco’s design is top of its class. The curved plastic-OLED display, reinforced with a stainless steel frame and 3D Gorilla Glass 5 backplate unmistakably represent HMD’s minimalist Scandinavian design language. But truth be told, the phone did leave out a few things prospective buyers won’t be delighted hear. It’s built under last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and it doesn’t have a headphone jack. Bummer. The phone also lacks camera innovation, something Nokia is known for.
Now, a report coming from NPU suggests that the flagship Nokia 9 is still on HMD’s 2018 roadmap. The device will be equipped with the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset, supplemented with a “best-in-class” camera. There’s no exact information on what makes up this “best-in-class” camera on the Nokia 9. But it is allegedly more powerful and innovative than the “Penta-lens” setup on the Nokia 8 Pro. It will also have a slightly larger display than the Nokia 8 Pro. And interestingly, there’s a rumor floating around that it will house an in-display fingerprint sensor. None of this information is confirmed though. So take this with a pinch of salt.
The Nokia 9 is slated to launch in September, whilst the Nokia 8 Pro will be announced sometime in the summer.