Upcoming Nokia 9 (Avatar) will feature Android Oreo, 3250 mAh battery, no Snapdragon 845


After launching the Nokia 8 (in select markets only), HMD Global - the new home of Nokia smartphones - is now getting ready to unveil another high-end handset, most likely called Nokia 9.



 



Earlier this month, we heard that the Nokia 9 could be officially announced in January, thus in about a month's time. Now, we have new details regarding the smartphone, as the device has been approved by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).



 



According to documents found at the FCC, the new Nokia phone, model number TA-1005, is codenamed Avatar. The handset runs Android 8 Oreo, sports a 5.5-inch OLED screen (of unknown resolution) made by LG Display, and comes with 128 GB of storage space. A respectable 3250 mAh battery is on board, while photography and video features are handled by a 5 MP front-facing camera, and a dual rear camera (12 MP + 13 MP).



 



The Nokia 9 / Avatar is powered by a Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) processor, the most potent Qualcomm chipset that's currently on the market. Sure enough, Qualcomm already announced a superior chipset - the Snapdragon 845 - but this isn't ready for mass production yet (and, when it will be, Samsung is likely going to secure most of the initial batches for its Galaxy S9 series).



 



The Nokia 9 features all the right cellular frequency bands (LTE included) to be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean the phone will be released in the US. We'll have to wait and see about that.



 



The FCC didn't reveal any photos showing the Nokia 9. However, these renders suggest that the handset has a dual-curve display, and a pretty nice design overall.




 



source: FCC via Android Crunch

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13 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 719; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

comme on nokia! you want a DoA phone right at the beginning of the year?

2. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Why would it be DoA? The Nokia 9 will probably not be too expensive, unlike most of the Snapdragon 845 phones that should arrive in 2018.

7. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

It won't be DOA, but the battery size is disappointing.

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Doa? Even the Nokia 8 outperforms the S8 at certain points!

3. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

They should go flat screen like LG, curved screen are gimmicky I don't like them, & I'm typing on Samsung s7 edge

6. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

then buy Nokia 8

10. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I'm sure you don't have sight problems because you read about the curved screen of S7 edge and it's predessesor. But you went ahead to buy it despoye having a flat variant viz S7

12. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Well, if it's any consolation, I heard they are using an LG screen. An LG *OLED" screen. Oh boy...

4. Nubrand9

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

snapdragon 835 is acceptable if the price is right for 2018. i just wondering why no 3.5mm and just 5Mp front facing cam. at least make it 8Mp with good specs!

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

curved screen is good. anyway can't(won't) beat S9 and G7.

8. Monkeyking

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

I don't like the curved panel either. Flat screen, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee

9. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

MSM8998 IS SNAPDRAGON 835 NOT 845

13. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

That's exactly what the article says.

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