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If the Nokia 9 looks as good as this concept, we'll all be Finnish for a day

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If the Nokia 9 looks as good as this concept, we'll all be Finnish for a day

Concepts are just that – concepts. But some look so close to real that we can't help but lust after them. If the Nokia 9 looks this good when it launches, we'll be ecstatic! Envisioned by Phone Designer on Facebook, the phone has a 5.5-inch screen with a 2:1 aspect ratio and packs front-firing stereo speakers despite the exceedingly thin bezels on all sides.

It runs Android O and has dual cameras on its back. It's a clean, effective, elegant design that looks completely seamless. We expect most high-end phones next year to look just like this, as more manufacturers get access to the display technology and engineering chops required to create such sleekness.

The Nokia 9 is the rumored flagship phone from HMD Global that will delight the long-time fans of the brand in the third quarter of 2017. We know very little about it, but there are big rumors – Snapdragon 835 processor, Zeiss optics, 360-degree audio, and water resistance among other nice things.

HMD Global (which owns the Nokia brand and is comprised of former Nokia people) has as many as five additional Android phones in store for 2017. You can learn all there is to know about them at this point in time here.


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source: Phone Designer via Android Headlines

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posted on 14 Apr 2017, 17:15 11

1. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2443; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


This s**t is dope.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 17:48 2

6. Doakie (Posts: 2229; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Ooh! I Finnished.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 17:26 12

2. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 679; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


The back isn't glass?

Take my money!

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 18:44 2

9. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Lol ahhh, so true.

I don't get these designers. I mean have you ever used your bar of soap that shatters on impact?

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 22:32 2

17. mixedfish (Posts: 1343; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Maybe you shouldn't rub your body with a phone like a bar of soap?

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 01:30

25. MomoSimon (Posts: 25; Member since: 23 Feb 2017)


Wtf, lol

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 07:55

33. WGACA (Posts: 79; Member since: 08 May 2015)


That means no wireless charging. Just saying. And yes it is less breakable, but it is more prone to scratches and dents, which can't be fixed unlike a glass back which can be replaced.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 09:47

36. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, you can wirelessly charge. It just cant be certain metals. As long as the material allows conduction, that's all that matters.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 09:49

37. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Say it's got a 4000mah battery and stock android with near Pixel speed updates, and improved pureview software tech on top of that carl Z hardware and we are definitely talking.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 17:27 7

3. monoke (Posts: 776; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


Now that's how u design dual lens to look sleek and not tacked on! Now just gotta hope the rear is metal.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 17:31 5

4. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Now, why is this or are these concepts so difficult for manufacturers to just produce? I mean cant they just pay off the owner of these concepts and include every latest spec out there like stereo speakers, sd 835, bt 5.0, dual cameras, water resistant, metal, oled, big battery, ir blaster, fm radio and sell millions? I mean, whats so hard here, at least against their current choices? Instead what we have are boring flagships like the htc 10, huawei p10, lg g6, oneplus 3, google pixel, iphones, gs7. Only the gs8 gives it a run for its money and even that lacks stereo speakers, is glass, has small batteries and lacks dual cameras.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 23:33 1

20. ibend (banned) (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


what's so hard?
try to make your own phone and you'll understand what's hard :v

btw, you don't need to pay anything to concept renderer because most of time they just make render based on leaked rumor, or just copying from another existing phone, and it's not like they hold patent for that design anyway..

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 02:42

28. dimas (Posts: 2540; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


It's not always about design difficulty, it's about the market. If your brand is not established enough worldwide, you won't make much profit even if you put all the monster specs in your flagship. Everybody is selling apple pie, it's how you market them to make money.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 08:22

35. izim1 (Posts: 1305; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


You do understand how physics work, right? Just because they can think something up, it doesn't mean you can make it real. THAT'S what's "so hard" about making a lot of "these concepts" real. Most concepts are just artist renderings that don't take into account how internal components work or the space they need. This is how you sound "I don't understand why they can't just make real lightsabers. What's so hard? We have metal and we have lasers. Why can't they just make laser swords? Why can't they just pay off the concept designers and make them real?"

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 17:41

5. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Is just me or is this the exact nokia 9 sketch that was reported this morning? This infact the exact drawing, shape, placements and angle of those drawings. This is just dope, all i'm hoping for now is that the drawings and alleged features are real.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 17:53

7. Eraman (Posts: 147; Member since: 13 Dec 2015)


We want a BlackBerry Nokia 9 :3 it would be great

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 18:30

8. toyboyz (Posts: 208; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


Looks like this and has these specs im on it like a monkey in a mango tree

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 19:29 1

10. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1397; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Htc this is what you should have done... I'll definitely pick this up if it looks anything close to this!

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 19:33

11. trojan_horse (Posts: 5337; Member since: 06 May 2016)


More interested on the Nokia 9's retail price. That's what will be deal-maker or deal-breaker for me.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 01:28

24. uzimafioso (Posts: 463; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


It'll most definitely be something along the lines of $900-$1050. Nokia phones were always expensive, I got a Nokia N97 when there were those crappy iPhone 3s. It cost me equivalent of $1100. But the box came with so many goodies.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 19:57

38. meanestgenius (Posts: 17280; Member since: 28 May 2014)


@uzimadioso I owned an N97 as well. Loved the design! I was happy to see the design language carry over to the Nokia E7.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 03:23 1

29. Bankz (Posts: 2097; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Arent u getting the gs8? Or are u waiting for the note 8 to hit the market? Or maybe u want to use this as a secondary phone? Although, this one looks really promising, i mean, very promising..

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 19:34 2

12. jeroome86 (Posts: 2202; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Look out Jack. Nokia is back.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 20:20

13. omnitech (Posts: 982; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


The Lumia 800 was a good looking phone and then they just went downhill from there. The 920 was a super brick.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 21:24

14. youssef44 (Posts: 225; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


it look fantastic!! I hope it will be without fingerprint sensor on the back.. I hope...

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 21:28

15. jack123 (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


it's no d*mn concept, it's Samsung and Nokia, two difference phones on the pictures.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 22:29

16. iSometimes (Posts: 57; Member since: 16 Feb 2011)


No fingerprint scanner, tho?

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 00:04

21. Leo_MC (Posts: 3017; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Maybe they will release this phone when they will be able to put the scanner under the display.

posted on 15 Apr 2017, 02:32

27. dimas (Posts: 2540; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


It's ok. I'd rather see the costing for fingerprint scanner given to other hardware upgrades like ir blaster and big battery. I'm guessing nokia will sell this below $650 so zero body scanners is expected.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 23:22

18. ibend (banned) (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and no one complain about 2:1 aspect ratio?

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