Nokia 9 with in-display fingerprint scanner could be unveiled at IFA 2018

Nokia 9 with in-display fingerprint scanner could be unveiled at IFA 2018
2017 Nokia 8

Earlier today, it was revealed that HMD Global was working on a new flagship model that looked set to include an unknown feature originally “pioneered” by Chinese brands. Now, thanks, once again, to Roland Quandt, that feature along with various other details surrounding the flagship device have been revealed.

Starting off with the name, the commercial branding that will be utilized is still unconfirmed, although the Nokia 9 moniker is the most likely candidate. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that the smartphone is presently being developed under the “A1 Plus” name, or “A1P” for short. This suggests that the flagship may resemble the Nokia 8 Sirocco that launched back at MWC 2018 which was codenamed “A1N.” Unlike the latter model, though, the new device looks set to ship with Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 845 on the inside. Additionally, it’s worth pointing out that some significant camera upgrades are also set to be present, despite some initial development problems. At this moment in time, the exact details of the setup remain unknown, but, according to internal sources, HMD Global has reportedly taken a “high risk.”

Now, in regards to the interesting feature also present on certain Chinese smartphones, it turns out HMD Global is actively working to introduce an in-display fingerprint scanner on its flagship model. Initially, it appears the manufacturer had problems with the reliability of the sensors, but these seem to have been overcome by utilizing slimmer glass on top of the OLED display that is set to be supplied by LG.

According to the information, HMD Global initially started work on its flagship model back in February, with an official announcement set to take place at IFA 2018 later this summer and a release following shortly after. Also, on one last additional note, the Nokia 9 will ship with Android 9.0 P straight out of the box.

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9 PureView
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3320 mAh



1. Divahipsterova

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

Oled by LG, it's a minus

2. Feanor

Posts: 1410; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

If the screen is decent and it doesn't sport the same cold white balance of all other Nokias that on top you cannot adjust, this phone may finally sway me away from my trusted Xperia XZ2.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Eagerly anticipating this. HMD has been doing proud by the Nokia brand. Can’t wait to see and read more about this.

4. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I find it harder and harder to care about Nokia phones since they so far, with a few exceptions, have been avoiding the US market. We still don't have any confirmation of the 7 Plus coming to the US. They fill a niche that Motorola used to fill before they were gutted by Lenovo. Clean, stock Android and very fast updates second only to Google. And their devices are affordable. They could easily make money in the midrange market with their products. Just my opinion on the matter.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

No ugly notch please!

12. htcisthebest

Posts: 437; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Same thoughts here.

6. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I'm more anticipated about Nokia X6 global rollout and SD710 base device and their 2019 Midrange lineup smartphones if HMD in their 3rd year bring much more to smartphones software features and some notable hardwarde tweak features which they couldn't bring this year on their midrange smartphones lineup.Hope a new design language & material may be next year to continue till 2020.

8. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

I hope HMD would bring 240 fps slow-mo and 2K60 to their Zeiss branded devices. Oh, and IP67 for all of new Nokia phones.

7. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

At Last HMD as invested some money into the Snapdragon 845 chips and might be able to create a Premium Nokia phone to compete with Samsung and Apple,as the other Nokia phones created are really not Top end models,consumers are really not bothered into investing into

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia’s midrange lineup has really been the carrying factor for HMD. With Midrangers and a few low end smartphones, they have outsold giants like Googles Pixel line, OnePlus, HTC, and orhers. I expect even greater things when HMD launches this high end Nokia branded smartphone.

10. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Nokia has a great lineup of midrange and low end phones that are affordable. They're lacking behind One+ and Google when it comes to flagship phones. The Pixel phones, for example, are widely available in the US for ANY carrier. One+ has unlocked GSM flagship phones but they're not usable on every carrier. I hope Nokia releases their products like the 7 Plus because that segment for stock Android devices that get fast updates is lacking every since Motorola was butchered by Lenovo.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia branded smartphones by HMD have managed to surpass OnePlus, Googles Pixel and others in such a short time since entering the smartphone space. They even have much less issues than OnePlus and the Pixel line when it comes to software and hardware, especially the Pixel line. Nokia branded smartphones are GSM unlocked, so they are future proof (unlike the dying, behind the times CDMA), and can be used all over the world. HMD has definitely done the Nokia name justice, and they continue to be in high demand all over the world (even having people suddenly jump on the bandwagon because their so good) due to their great build quality, affordability, fast monthly security updates(sometimes even beating Google to the punch), and fast full OS updates.

13. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Nokia hasn't surpassed One+ or Google in regards to phones because their presence in the US is practically nonexistent. They aren't exempt from the usual issues that sometimes plague Android phones and it's ludicrous to even think otherwise. The thing about Nokia phones is that if they do get released in the US, they will only work on AT&T and T-Mobile which aren't the only carriers available. It's stupid to act like Verizon and Sprint don't exist just because the scenario change. The US market is part of the world. I'm glad that they continue to remain on top of security updates and Android version updates second only to Google.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Some people just can’t except the fact that the U.S. isn’t the only smartphone market in the world. It’s not even the largest. Nokia has surpassed Google and OnePlus in sales: Unlike some people, I like to post links to back up what I say as opposed to posting fabrication. Nokia branded smartphones also have less issues than the likes of Googles Pixel, which has had a plethora of issues plague every iteration of them. It’s ludicrous to say otherwise when there is so much documented proof out there. Nokia branded smartphones are GSM unlocked, so they work the world over. Even Verizon and Sprint are doing away with their antiquated and outdated CDMA technology. Some people just can’t except this fact and move on with everyone else. It’s great to see HMD surpass Google at times with their fast monthly security updates, and continue to support all of their current smartphones with full OS updates guaranteed for Android P.

15. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Some people just can't ACCEPT the fact that the US is a major market for smartphone users. I never said that it was the only market. Obviously they are third world markets with billions of users, but that doesn't mean that the US market is less significant. I'm not going to twist the facts to suit my narrative as some are doing. People will exaggerate and make up things about smartphones just because they disagree with something about them for obvious reasons. Nokia phones have issues just like any other phone, and that is easily proven with a link. As for Sprint and Verizon in regards to the world standard for GSM, I don't care. Sprint and Verizon are US carriers, not carriers from another country. I can "accept" the end of GSM just fine. P. S. Nokia receives the Android security updates from Google while Google used to roll it out in stages. Now they are available as soon as Google releases them as evident by this link right here: It helps to know what you are talking about.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Some people just can’t ACCEPT the fact that the U.S. doesn’t equal the world, and that the U.S. isn’t the largest smartphone market. They also like to change the facts to suit their false narrative when they’ve been called out. Backtracking at its finest. People will deflect and continue to be in denial about the real issues their preferred OEM has with their smartphones. Google has a plethora of issues with its Pixel line: Some people also like to backtrack and switch up their story about defending CDMA because they know deep down that it’s a lost cause. They can’t “accept” the fact of that it’s the end of CDMA, not the end of GSM like they erroneously have typed. P.S. Nokia branded smartphones do indeed receive security updates that are made available to all Android manufacturers at the same time. Nokia branded smartphones have also beaten Goggle to the punch at receiving security updates, as evident in the link right here: It helps to know what you’re talking about, and to just stop living in denial about what has actually happened.

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