Nokia 9 could arrive as early as January 2018

The Nokia 9 could show up as soon as January, bringing another flagship phone to the brand HMD has been revitalising.

The Nokia 9 is slated for a January 19 debut and will be supported by the reveal of an upgraded Nokia 8, or at least that’s according to information MyDrivers has got hold of.

If the date is indeed accurate, then the Nokia 9 could launch in the same month as the LG G7 and Samsung’s Galaxy S9, which would put it against some potentially very stiff Android smartphone competition.

Alongside the launch date, MyDrivers noted that the price of the Nokia 9 is set to be around £415, which is lower than previous price rumours which pushed the handset’s cost beyond the £500 mark. This would certainly give the Nokia 9 the edge in price over other rival flagships phones.

And for that price the Nokia 9 looks to be offering a fairly decent specification, with 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835 chipset and dual rear cameras. Water and dust resistance rated at IP67 is also slated to be on offer. But like the Pixel 2 and iPhone X, the Nokia 9 is set to shun the 3.5mm headphone jack, opting to pipe audio via the USB Type-C port.

However, these specs are pretty common in a clutch of 2017 Android phones, so how well they will stand up to devices from Samsung and others, which will likely make use of gutsier processors and improved camera arrays, will have to be seen.

Related: Nokia 5 review

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