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

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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41 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This s**t is dope.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ooh! I Finnished.

2. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

The back isn't glass? Take my money!

9. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 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?

17. mixedfish

Posts: 1544; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

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

25. MomoSimon

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

Wtf, lol

33. WGACA

Posts: 121; Member since: May 08, 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.

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

37. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

3. monoke

Posts: 1142; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

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

4. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 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.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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..

28. dimas

Posts: 3288; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 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.

7. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

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

8. toyboyz

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

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

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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

24. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 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.

29. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 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..

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Look out Jack. Nokia is back.

13. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

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

14. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

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

15. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

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

16. iSometimes

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

No fingerprint scanner, tho?

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 6623; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

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

27. dimas

Posts: 3288; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and no one complain about 2:1 aspect ratio?

19. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

Not interesting...

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