Since HMD Global acquired the Nokia namesake, they have undertaken a strong, concerted effort to rehash the classic mobile phone brand. They've launched 4 robust mid-range devices this year that have been fairly well received; of which the Nokia 8 was definitely the most popular, teetering on the edge of the mid-high end smartphone category. And if the news we've received is anything to go by, HMD are finally ready to step into flagship territory.
This leak, which comes from reputable leaker OnLeaks through a collaboration with Compareraja, presents a 360-degree CAD (Computer Aided Design) render of the rumoured Nokia 9, in all its glory.
A number of features on this handset immediately stand out to us, the first of those being the curved glass on the front and rear of the device that is somewhat akin to the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung's flagship smartphone of last year. It carrier itself upon a sleek frame which appears to be aluminium (however we cannot confirm this until we have more information). Another noteworthy feature is the dual camera setup on the rear of the device, as well as the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. It seems that HMD wish to truly put this device in flagship territory by ensuring it complies with all of the trends of recent flagship smartphones. Aside from that, the standard fingerprint scanner on the back and USB-C port on the bottom are present, as you'd expect them to be.
The device's specs have remained somewhat ambiguous until now; Compareraja's sources have suggested that the device will launch with a 5.5-inch bezelless display, running at a resolution of 1440x2560p. The internals seem to be standard flagship affair: a Snapdragon 835 chip, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB / 128 GB internal storage variations. This device is definitely shaping up to be an interesting one, and it may serve as a compelling competitor to today's modern flagships. Pricing, which may be the deal breaker for many people with regards to this device, remains to be seen; so until MWC 2018, when this device is expected to be announced, we can only continue to speculate.
What do you guys think? Are you compelled to buy this device, or is it just another boring Android flagship? Let us know what you think in the comments, or post over in our forums.