The Nokia 9 Breaks Cover

This summer could prove to be a bit more exciting than usual for Android fans; the hype machine for the OnePlus 5 has already begun spooling up, and there’s also this: a leak from a French Android blog showing off what appears to be a prototype Nokia 9.

There’s good reason to mention Nokia and OnePlus in the same breath; based on what we know so far, the two potential flagships are more evenly matched than you might initially think. Here’s a rundown of reported specs from GSM Arena:

Nokia 9
Snapdragon 835 CPU, Adreno 540 GPU
5.3 inch QHD IPS display @554 ppi
64/128 GB of storage, 4/6 GB RAM
Dual SIM + microSD support
Android 7.1.1

OnePlus 5
Snapdragon 835 CPU, Adreno 540 GPU
5.5 inch QHD AMOLED display @534 ppi
64/128/256(?) GB of storage, 6/8 GB RAM
Dual SIM support
Android 7.1.1

There are some things about both devices that we don’t yet know. For starters, its unclear if the Nokia 9 will even be available in North America, and what bands it would support here if it eventually is. A release date for the Nokia is another unknown, whereas the OnePlus 5 is expected before the end of June.

The biggest and perhaps most important unknown is price. The OnePlus 5 could retail for as low as $450 and as high as $650 USD, or about $600 to $900 CAD. GSM Arena speculates that the Nokia 9 could sell for as high as €700 EUR—that’s almost $800 USD!

I guess my dream of a Nokia/OnePlus price war isn’t going to happen… 🙁

Sources: FrAndroid via Android Central, GSM Arena

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