Nokia 9 mock-up and renders emerge, might give us a first look at the handset

HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, has been dishing out new phones at a blistering pace. Less than a year after its inception, the Finnish start-up has introduced a whopping 8 new models to the market - four feature phones, and four smartphones. Despite this plentitude, HMD might still come up with something new before 2017 wraps up. 

We already know that a low-end Nokia 2 smartphone is in the works, but there are strong indications that a premium model on the other side of the price spectrum is also being developed. The rumored device is called the Nokia 9, and it looks like it might be stealing the flagship crown from the Snapdragon 835-powered Nokia 8.

A mock-up portraying the back of the high-end handset recently emerged online. According to Nokia Power User, the mock-up was posted by a source which has leaked accurate information for many Nokia and Lumia devices in the past. 

As you can see, the backs of the two devices are compared in this image. The Nokia 9 might have similarly curved edges as the Nokia 8, but here is where the similarities stop. Apparently, HMD will use all-glass backplates for the flagship in order to allow for wireless charging

Also, the fingerprint scanner has been repositioned at the back. This is because the Nokia 9 will supposedly feature an OLED screen with minimal bezels at the front, much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or the iPhone X

Other rumored specs for the handset include a 13MP + 13MP Carl Zeiss dual-camera at the back, 13MP selfie shooter, 6/8GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage + microSD support, IP68 water and dust certification, and possibly an iris scanner.

Last but not least, tech YouTuber Waqar Khan created a series of renders based on the information available so far. Although unofficial, these pics can give us a notion of how HMD's upcoming flagship could look like.

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  • Battery 3260 mAh(22h talk time)



1. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

At least it's not a massive bezel affair. Make it carrier unlocked for ALL carriers with dual ffs and this could possibly be a win, but not against the Pixel 2.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mean massive bezel affair like the iPhones 8/8+? And yes, it will win against the Pixel 2, especially regarding sales.

22. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

No, I mean massive bezel affair like the Nokia 8. Stop deflecting with the iphone comment.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, of course you do. You would never say anything to oppose your deity Apple. Stop deflecting from your hypocrisy. Apple is still releasing smartphones with huge bezels, and yet, you've never once complained about it.

2. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

That flash placement ruin the symmetry.. But it's just some random guy's render based on no legit rumor, and I don't care..

3. mikedemoda

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

another S8 clone?!

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

No one's still copying the failed implementation of the back fps as far as I know.

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You meant G6.

4. whatev

Posts: 2444; Member since: Oct 28, 2015


10. whatev

Posts: 2444; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Lol, PhoneArena is trolling me

7. YeahYeah

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Nokia Galaxy S8

8. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Samsung much?

9. KingSam

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

That Zeiss text irks me. Place it horizontal above the flash. It looks like someone just stuffed it in there.

11. whatev

Posts: 2444; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Nokia is coming for Samsung to take back what it was taken from them, omg

13. Shubham412302

Posts: 594; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

It was Elop and not Samsung what resulted in Nokia's decline.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

That idiot Eflop indeed!

20. whatev

Posts: 2444; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

You mean microflop and it’s persistent attempts to be relevant in the smartphone industry

12. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

what is happening with Nokia !? every new phone with new number even if its low range phone!! next year we will see Nokia 14 and Nokia 16 or Nokia 19 !!

23. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Why stop there? Why not the Nokia 100. Nokia 500. Nokia 1K. If you ask me, I think they're flooding the market with too many devices.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

No they're not. They only currently have 5 devices in the smartphone market, and each serves a different segment of said market.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22838; Member since: May 28, 2014

If the Nokia 9 looks anything like this render, it will be a beauty! Can't wait to get my hands on the Nokia 8, and then on to the Nokia 9. I'm currently loving my Nokia 6. Nokia/HMD has really nailed with the 6 and 8, and I expect no less with the Nokia 9.

17. shield

Posts: 892; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Lg V30 back design.

18. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Please no curved screen!

19. .KRATOS.

Posts: 444; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Hope it'll have an FM radio plus 4000mAh battery size

21. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Love that design actually. The rounded corners on the display are not as severe as they were on the S8, at least.

26. Sparkxster

Posts: 1261; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I am liking that design! If it comes with all those features and is available for all carriers it should do very well

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