HMD Global, the brand that sells Nokia-branded smartphones, is planning a flagship smartphone. Being called the Nokia 9 (for now), it will have all the latest goodies expected in a 2017 flagship smartphone. Nokia has already launched its mid-range (Nokia 3, 5 and 6) smartphones in India. So we are expecting the fourth device to the flagship Nokia smartphone soon. It is expected to sport high-end specifications and a premium look. Specs of Nokia 9 variants (TA-1004, TA-1012, TA-1052) have leaked via certifications and benchmarks. Here’s All We Know So Far about the Nokia 9 price in India, launch date, specifications and features
The first phone from the left may be the Nokia 9. Image courtesy Evan Blass on Twitter
Nokia 9 Price in India
|Price (expected)||Rs 55,000|
The much-anticipated flagship smartphone is expected to sport a premium price tag. As per latest rumors, the Nokia 9 will be priced at EUR 750 (approx Rs 55,100). At this price point, the upcoming smartphone will face tough competition from the likes of Apple, Samsung and even OnePlus. However, considering the fact that it will not be the first phone to come with top-shelf 2017 hardware, its price might be lower than that of Samsung Galaxy S8 or even the HTC U11.
Nokia 9 Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||October 2017|
To ensure it gains as much traction as possible, HMD Global may reveal the Nokia 9 to the world in September. At such a time when iPhone hype machine will be working at its peak, this will look like a good alternative to the Apple smartphone. Following that, Nokia may bring this smartphone to India in October.
Nokia 9 Specifications
|Processor||2.3GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|RAM||4GB/ 6GB/ 8GB|
|Internal Storage||64GB (expandable up to 2TB)|
|Display||5.3-inch/ 5.5-inch, Quad HD (2560x1440p), LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|OS||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||Dual (13MP + 13MP) with flash|
|Battery||3800mAh with Quick Charge 4.0 support|
The upcoming Nokia 9 flagship is expected to sport a 5.5-inch display with QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution. Some reports also suggest a 5.3-inch display. It will be powered by the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB/ 6GB RAM. However, few leaks have also tipped about an 8GB RAM option.
On the camera front, the Nokia 9 will sport a dual camera setup (13-megapixel + 13-meagpixel) with dual-LED flash. It is expected to sport a 13-megapixel front camera too. The Nokia 9 will be backed by a 3800mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support.
Nokia 9 Features
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
- Dual SIM
- MicroSD card support
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Dual rear cameras
- Quad HD display
- Fingerprint scanner
- Full metal construction
- IP68 Water / Dust resistant
- USB Type-C
- 3.5mm headphone jack
As per recent reports, the Nokia 9 will feature a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. It comes with an IP68 (water and dust resistance) rating. Connectivity options include a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out-of-the-box. The Nokia 9 sports top-shelf hardware with Quad HD LCD screen and a dual rear camera setup as its USP.
Flagship smartphones are always feature-rich. The Nokia 9 will be no exception to that rule. Among the things that are yet to be seen are whether it gets wireless charging. Let’s wait and watch how this unfolds. Stay tuned to IntellectDigest for more on this phone.