Nokia 9 could be right around the corner, and if we have to rely on the dummy that surfaced on Amazon UK this week, it’s going to have a headphone jack and a really nice looking bezel-less display. But according to “Nora Kee”, a member of Nokibar Baidu forum in China (famous for leaking the previously released Nokias), the information we first assumed could only be partially correct.
While the device will more likely have a bezel-less display, the Nokia 9 is not going to have a headphone jack in exchange for the IP67 certification, that means it will be completely dustproof and waterproof up to 1m deep. Instead, a dongle will be provided on retail. He also confirmed that the Nokia 9 is similar to the dummy that surfaced on Amazon UK earlier this week.
He also mentioned that the Nokia 9 will be the first Nokia Android smartphone to implement wireless charging technology. Something that we truly missed from the old Lumias. But this could also mean a fragile glass backing. Fortunately, HMD will not use the same glass that other smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone X is using. Instead, Kee said that the Nokia 9 will make use of an extremely tough glass backing paired with metal frame. This is a good news for folks that wants a flagship with a solid build quality.
Other features that are expected to get implemented on the Nokia 9 were:
- Double-Tap to Wake
- Glance Screen
- Nokia Pro Camera
These features were popularized by the old Nokia Lumia lineup, and so it’s good to see them back again.
But the one that camera geeks [like me] is truly excited to see back on a Nokia handset is the Pro Camera application. I’ve used several Lumias in the past and the one that really separated them from Android is it’s pioneering manual camera settings paired up with good software algorithms and Carl Zeiss optics. It’s amazing, and that was about four or five years ago.
Nokia 9 Specification:
- 5.5/5.7″ 2K OLED Infinity display (18:9)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB ROM
- 13MP+13MP Dual Zeiss camera
- 13MP Zeiss front-facing camera
- OZO Audio Recording
- Dual Sight “Bothie” mode
- IP67 certification
- Android 8.0 Oreo