Okay, so with this year’s iPhones and Pixels officially made official the year’s collection of ultra-premium smartphones is now complete. Or maybe not. If sources are correct, there is one more Android-powered Nokia on the way.
Here’s a render of the Nokia 9, in polished blue. The phone is believed to have an edge-to-edge display just like Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+. This is what it would look like in polished blue.
And this is what it would look like in polished copper. The back of the device is also 3D glass, so wireless charging will be supported.
The renders are based on this leak of the phone’s display panel, along with some rumoured specs:
Snapdragon 835 Processor
5.5 inch QHD AMOLED display, 534 ppi
4 GB RAM, 64 or 128 GB storage
Dual 13 MP rear cameras with Zeiss optics, OIS, PDAF
13 MP selfie cam with PDAF
Dual SIM or microSD support
Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Steel, Tempered Blue
€750 EUR / $875 USD / $1,100 CAD
Aside from not actually being announced yet, there might be additional issues affecting your enjoyment of this high-functioning phone. One would be the limited availability in the Americas (if at all) and another would be Nokia’s so-far disappointing policies towards bootloader unlocking and publishing software sources. If the company wants a foothold in this part of the world, catering to the whims of the XDA crowd wouldn’t be a bad way to do it. It certainly worked for OnePlus.