Nokia 9: Release date, price, specs and all the latest news
It’s looking like Nokia – under the wing of HMD Global – will take the wraps off the high-end Nokia 9 at MWC 2018. Here’s everything we know about the handset, including its release date, specs, features and price, with an eye to the UK market.
The Nokia 9 is tipped to be a competitor to the OnePlus 5T, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to hear that it won’t be equipped to rival the upcoming Galaxy S9 – and that’s because it’s being targeted at a different market: those looking for an affordable yet high-end smartphone.
Samsung, on the other hand, is looking to push the envelope with the hope of marketing its next-generation flagship at customers prepared to pay north of £750 (≈$1000) for a smartphone. But that’s not to say the Nokia 9 will be a slouch in the performance department – it won’t.
Nokia 9 Latest News: Hazy images allege to show Nokia 9 in the wild
A test model of the Nokia 9 was reportedly spotted in the wild by Indonesian blog detik on February 13, bearing a striking resemblance to all the leaks we’ve uncovered – with an edge-to-edge screen headlining the front and a dual-camera setup taking pride of place on the rear.
There’s nothing by way of evidence to suggest that the handset pictured is actually the oft-rumoured Nokia 9 and not a cheap Chinese smartphone from a local manufacturer, however. That said, they certainly whet the appetite ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018).
Nokia 9 Specs and Design: What does it look like and is it powerful?
The Nokia 9 is armed with a 5.5-inch OLED screen, a Snapdragon 835 CPU, 128GB of expandable internal storage, a dual rear-facing camera setup (13MP +12MP), a 5MP selfie shooter and a 3250mAh battery, according to a listing on the Federal Communication Commission’s database.
All of that is expected to be crammed into an elegant all-metal frame that’s sealed from dust and water, earning it a coveted IP68 waterproof rating – meaning it can be submerged into water up to 1.5 meters deep for a maximum of half an hour, as outlined in our IP67 vs IP68 comparison.
The hope is that the Nokia 9 will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo, which isn’t an unrealistic aspiration, seeing as Nokia ditched Windows Phone a long time ago and doesn’t skin its phones as heavily as some other manufacturers, making them easier to equip with Google’s latest software.
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Nokia 9 Release Date and Price: When does it come out and how much will it cost?
It’s widely believed that the Nokia 9 will retail for around £415 (~$590) when it hits the shelves, though the source of that tidbit – MyDrivers – also said that the device would be made official on January 19. And that wasn’t the case, so consider the alleged pricing as a rough guide.
Related: Galaxy S9
That’s about all we’ve heard about the Nokia 9 (from somewhat credible sources) to date. It doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait too much longer to find out what Nokia is planning, however, as it’s expected to unveil the handset at a dedicated event at MWC 2018 on February 26.
That means it’ll likely start hitting shelves, in the UK and other markets, sometime in March.
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