HMD to launch two new flagships this year, Nokia 9 and Nokia 8 Pro incoming?

HMD to launch two new flagships this year, Nokia 9 and Nokia 8 Pro incoming?
Finnish company HMD Global pretty much nailed it at MWC 2018, but many good things are still about to happen to Nokia fans. Although Nokia 8 Sirocco is the company's new flagship smartphone, at least two other top-tier Nokia-branded phones will be released by the end of the year.

If you believe Nokia 8 Sirocco leaves to be desired when it comes to the camera or other aspects that you think should offer more in terms of features, HMD plans to launch the Nokia 8 Pro and Nokia 9.

Even though we don't know what names HMD will use for these phones, sources with knowledge about the company's plans claim the Nokia 9 will be the better phone. It will boast a slightly larger 5.7-inch display, whereas the Nokia 8 Pro is said to include a 5.5-inch screen. Their specifications haven't been confirmed though, so take it with a pinch of salt for now.

However, one of the main selling points of the Nokia 9 will be the long-rumored penta-lens camera module, which won't come with the Nokia 8 Pro. Also, rumor has it, Nokia 9 will be HMD's first smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Both phones will be equipped with Snapdragon 845 processors, but they may come with different amounts of memory.

Price-wise, Nokia 9 is expected to cost around the same as other major flagships coming this year, such as the Samsung Galaxy S9. Still, the Nokia 8 Pro will be much cheaper to offer consumers a better alternative to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S9, LG G7, and HTC U12.

The report suggests HMD plans to unveil the Nokia 8 Pro sometime in August, while the Nokia 9 should be revealed at least one month later.

source: NPU

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29 Comments

1. scarface21173

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

The nokia team seem to be on the ball. They have come from knowhere the last couple of years. Remind me a bit like nintendo.

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Bring the Nokia 9! My next phone i think!

29. rkoforever90

Posts: 438; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Yeah me too either note 9 or Nokia 9.

3. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

I'm also looking forward to Nokia 9: I'll wait for it, hTC U12, Pixel 3, Mate Pro 20 and S9 Note till the end of the year, to decide which one will be my next phone...let's see!

21. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

You mean note 9 not s9 note. Also huawei sucks. And it also seems you forgot xiaomi mi mix 2s

4. miazga

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 01, 2018

It sounds like a Nokia 808/1020 successor. If this so called 'penta-lens' system will be equipped with relatively big sensor (bigger than currently the biggest Sony's 1/2.3), then I'm sold. Whatever the other specs will be, if Nokia delivers such spectacular camera I will buy it. For me it won't matter if there is an older SoC or the size of the screen that I don't like, just bring some groundbreaking spec in terms of camera and you have my money (even with the iphone X price tag). I beg you Nokia, don't let me and other mobile camera enthusiasts down.

19. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Agreed. I just need it to actually be available and compatible with the US and its networks.

5. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

But will HMD Global bring them to North America?...

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Man, I hope so. I know that their strategy has been to release handsets in select markets where they know the Nokia brand is in heavy demand, and it’s been working for them, but I really want to see some Nokia flagships released in North America. Here’s to hoping that answer is “Hell Yeah!”

13. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I agree MG, and I think they have what it takes to make it here. Though I'm sure they know their business better than I do, and at the end of the day it's about maximizing their return on investment.

6. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

remake the Lumia 1020, with SD845, 41mp, oreo 8.1

20. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I've been begging and wishing for them to do that for so long it just seems pointless now. I don't know why they can't do it. The technology to really drive the physical hardware the Nokia 808 and Lumia 1020 had is available today. The time is right if only they would give it one more look.

27. miazga

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 01, 2018

If Nokia doesn't make a true successor to those devices, there will be no words to describe their stupidity. Without a remarkable camera, they will never ever reach huge sales. Right now it's the best time to release a cameraphone like Nokia 808 since people are bored with everything that is available on the market. People start to realise that to exceed the current image quality we need a bigger sensor, everything else is a gimmick. I always wonder why Sony hasn't tried to make a cameraphone. They had a wonderful Cybershot series. I still remember my friends reactions to the image quality of Sony-Ericsson K800i. What is sad is that Sony's flagships have always had the worst image quality of all manufacturers. What is wrong with you guys? Can't you take some advice from your camera division? If there are no real improvements in cameras this year I will get of the high-end wagon and buy a decent mid-range phone like Nokia 7 plus and a seperate compact camera with a huge sensor like Ricoh GRII. PS to all comapnies: There is a huge amount of people who don't care about slim dimensions, bezel-less fronts etc. What we need is a huge camera sensor and a huge battery.

7. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I like the design of Nokia 8 Sirocco... I hope they will make new version with bigger display and fingerprint sensor under it and with useful stylus

22. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Cool design but uncomfortable to use. They need to fix

28. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I prefer display with 16:9 aspect ratio because of this I like this phone but the display of it is small in comparison with other phones like Note8

8. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Penta or Giga Lens bring it’s on.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Right now, the only Android smartphone manufacturer that has my eye is HMD/Nokia. They are the only Android OEM that could sway me back to Android from my recent joining of #TeamiOS. Their handsets are the most compelling of Android OEM’s, IMO. Definitely want to see these Nokia Flagahips.

12. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Oh Why you switched to Apple?

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

I am not, and never have been, an Android fan. I only used it because my favorite OEM’s made Android smartphones and iOS wasn’t where I personally needed it to be so I can use it as my daily driver. I feel iOS is there now, so I’m using an iPhone 8 Plus as my daily driver now, and plan on using iPhones as my daily driver smartphone driver for the foreseeable future. But I can be swayed by HMD/Nokia. Although, I do miss the physical keyboard on BlackBerry devices, it’s not enough to bring me back to Android.

26. 36thDisciple

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

You left Blackberry for Apple?! I will make mention of your treasonous crimes over at Crackberry post-haste! Such deeds will not go unpunished.

14. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

The only Nokia I will consider at this point is a true 808/1020 successor.

15. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nokia 9 is shaping up to be a monster!

17. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

HTC U Ultra, Sony XZs, Nokia 8 Sirocco.. I dont understand why those devices are made. Old cpu, they cost almost same of their true flagship brothers. Not much different from previous version.

18. Thorpune

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Very good point. It is not their fault for bringing devices with older chipsets. Samsung is twisting the market by reserving every year the first batches of the newest Snapdragons. They have two options: 1. To continue selling their older devices, which in comparison to the newly presented Galaxy S 9 for example, look like grandmas 2. Or to present something refreshed, until they receive their contemporary Snapdragon. By choosing the second option, they hope to bite off a piece of the Sammy’s cake. Does it work? I am not quite sure.

23. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I will ditch my samsung anytime over nokia

24. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Bigger camera sensor size please. thanx

25. NokiaFanBoy

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 05, 2018

Finally, something for those who dislike Samsung AND Apple. NOKIA TAKE MY MONEY!

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