Nokia’s five-camera beast will be here before you know it.
Nokia’s established a name for itself in the mid and low-end smartphone space, but in 2019, the company wants to prove to the world that it’s capable of delivering great flagship experiences, too.
Last year’s Nokia 8 Sirocco was a good first start, but the Nokia 9 is where we’ll see Nokia put everything on the table. Whether you want a five-camera system, large screen with minimal bezels, or a clean build of Android 9 Pie out of the box, the Nokia 9 is shaping up to be a phone to keep an eye on.
Here’s everything we know about it so far!
The latest Nokia 9 news
January 1, 2019 — Nokia 9 appears in a promo video with PureView branding
Ready to kick the new year off right with another Nokia 9 leak?
A promo video for the phone has now surfaced and confirms the initial design that we saw back in November.
The five rear cameras are a big focus of the video, with the video claiming that this combo allows for up to 10x more light to be captured compared to regular phone cameras. It also touts HDR photography and the ability to re-focus pictures after you take them.
Also revealed in the video is that the screen measures in at 5.99-inches with a 2K HDR10 panel and that the Nokia 9 will use an in-display fingerprint sensor.
There’s no mention of pricing or availability here, but it’s still a great look at what’s to come.
November 6, 2018 — New renders give us our first look at the Nokia 9
Nokia’s proven that it can create truly excellent mid and low-end Android phones, but we’ve yet to see a really exciting flagship from the company since it was taken over by HMD Global. That looks to be changing.
Thanks to new renders from @OnLeaks and 91 Mobiles, we now have our first look at what’s supposedly the "Nokia 9."
Right off the bat, the thing that should catch your attention is the rear camera setup on the phone. The back of the Nokia 9 appears to have a total of five cameras, with the other holes on the back accommodating a flash and proximity sensor.
Around front is a large screen with minimal bezels, and to the delight of many of you, there isn’t a notch in sight.
All the big details
What will the phone look like?
Thanks to a healthy dose of device renders, we already have a clear picture of what the Nokia 9 is going to look like.
Starting with the front of the phone, we’ll be met with a large 5.99-inch display with very minimal bezels all around. There’s a Nokia logo above the screen, in addition to a single front-facing camera and earpiece for phone calls. Flipping the phone over, we see a back that’s made out of glass to support wireless charging.
The elephant in the room is the five camera setup on the Nokia 9. In addition to five main camera lenses, there’s also a dual-tone LED flash and a proximity sensor to provide as much data as possible when taking pictures. It’s not the most graceful camera assortment we’ve ever seen, but it should offer some serious functionality,
Other things worth taking note of are the USB-C port for charging, the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack, and that the fingerprint sensor will be embedded underneath the display.
What specs do we think it’ll have?
Being a flagship phone, the Nokia 9 should be outfitted with the latest and most powerful tech available.
The current spec list below is based on the latest rumors, and while we can’t 100% say everything here is accurate, we’re fairly certain that this is a good representation of what to expect from the Nokia 9.
|Operating System||Android 9 Pie
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Rear Cameras||Five lenses
Proximity detection sensor
Dual-tone LED flash
|RAM||6GB or 8GB|
When will it be released?
In regards to a release date for the Nokia 9, we’re currently expecting the phone to be announced as early as the end of January.
It’s possible Nokia could push things out to Mobile World Congress at the end of February, but the rumor mill seems set on some sort of announcement by the end of the month.
How much is the phone going to cost?
As for the Nokia 9’s price, the latest rumors suggest that it could sell for around $700 – $750.
That seems about right considering the flagship nature of the phone, and while that will make the Nokia 9 one of the best expensive Nokia’s yet, it’s still considerably cheaper than competing phones from brands like Samsung and LG.
January 11, 2019 at 03:35AM