Nokia 9 renders reveal thin bezels, lack of headphone jack

HMD isn't supposed to launch another flagship by the end of the year, so if you're hoping the rumored Nokia 9 will somewhat make its way to the market soon, then you'll be disappointed. The Finnish company is expected to introduce at least three new handsets early next year: Nokia 2, 7 and 9.

Pictures of the Nokia 2 have already leaked out last month, but no credible Nokia 9 imagery emerged until now. OnLeaks has decided to render HMD's upcoming flagship and provide us with a better look of what's to come.

These renders are based on CAD files of the Nokia phone, but that doesn't mean that it's 100% accurate. In any case, the first thing that anyone can notice is the lack of headphone jack. The Nokia 9 will feature USB Type-C instead of 3.5mm audio jack port, so fans we'll have to deal with it even if some might not really like it.

Furthermore, Nokia 9 is said to feature a 5.5-inch (curved?) display with Quad HD resolution and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. HMD's forthcoming flagship boasts dual cameras on the back and rather thin bezels.

Apparently, the smartphone will measure 140.9x72.9x7.5mm, while the camera bump will increase the thickness to exactly 8.9mm. It will probably come with Android Oreo, but there's no telling what hardware will pack inside for the moment.

source: OnLeaks (Twitter), Compareraja

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1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Well, down the rabbit hole they went. Putting craftsmanship aside. Nokia 8 is still a slam dunk phone thank Christ.

12. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

I can read all the fantastic specs about a phone..the second I see no headphone jack, I get flaccid. no way. headphone jack is still a very needed feature by a LOT of people. no headphone jack, no interest.

14. Beijendorf unregistered

It has a headphone jack. It's called USB-C. All they need to do is adhere to the USB Audio Class 3.0 and include a built-in quality DAC and it'll be brilliant, unlike how many other smartphone manufacturers have handled the shift to USB-C.

25. Lois13

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Yeah so you can carry around some POS dongle so you can use headphones when you want. No thanks. There aren't enough type c headphones/earbuds yet to justify dropping the 3.5mm jack.

28. Beijendorf unregistered

With a built-in DAC you can at least use cheap and small dongles if you want to connect an older pair of 3.5 mm headphones, or cheap and simple dongles for charging and music listening at the same time, if you're one of the special snowflakes that does that. The reason headphone manufacturers have been slow to move over to the USB-C connection is because there hasn't been an agreed upon audio standard until recently (hence the ridiculous headphones and adapters that only work with one specific phone model instead of being universal), and adoption of that standard has been slower still. The big audio brands are not going to mass-produce headphones for USB-C until the dust settles. Releasing a phone with USB-C with a DAC and adhering to the USB Audio 3.0 means you both future-proof, remove user-base confusion about adapters and improve the smartphone in terms of internal usable volume and water-proofing.

31. epdm2be

Posts: 830; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

" can at least use cheap and small dongles if you want to connect.." I don't want some crap sticking out on that phone that can break the usb-port. Especially since you only has 1 port. "...there hasn't been an agreed upon audio standard until recently ..." A reason to stick with the 3.5mm headphone jack! "..means you both future-proof, remove user-base confusion about adapters..." 3.5mm audio jack isn't confusing and is future-proof enough. The innovation should come from headphone manufacturers to invent higher quality products not from removing a global standard!

34. Beijendorf unregistered

How is the 3.5 mm jack not giving you a thing sticking out from the phone when connected to headphones? Regardless of if you break the USB-C or 3.5 mm, you're still going to need to repair your device. And no. The USB-C audio standard finally being agreed upon is a reason to now start moving over to USB-C as the new standard, unlike the OEMs that moved over before we even had a standard. The 3.5 mm headphone jack isn't "future-proof". It's turning obsolete. And the move over to USB-C headphones DOES allow the headphone manufacturers to develop more high-quality products since they can both develop standard passive analogue headphones with a USB-C jack OR more advanced headphones with built-in DACs, noise cancellation, etc since they can draw power from the USB port, unlike the old 3.5 mm jack.

29. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Well there will be never enough usb c headphones if they don't remove 3.5 jack first.

40. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 746; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And you know that you'll definitely need a 3.5 jack to usb-c in order for your headphones or earbuds to be connected?

45. Beijendorf unregistered

No you don't, 47AlphaTango..? There are already plenty of USB-C headphones on the market, or if you want to use the old type of connector you can just get a small adapter.

41. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

stop, your excuses are pitiful. headphone jack means 3.5" as it always was. no one wants to use those shetty dongles. just stop. with all the posts here trying to defend against the 3.5" jack, im beginning to think youre a nokia spy rep here trying to downplay this feck up. and im not buying new headphones with usb c connections. so piss off.

44. Beijendorf unregistered

If the "excuses" are "pitiful", why are you completely unable to come up with a single viable counter-argument? You're behaving like a deeply autistic child, unable to handle any change. There are no dongles needed with USB-C headphones or other USB-C fitted equipment, which soon everything will be. Headphone jack means "jack you can plug your headphones into", which includes USB-C. Stop arguing against thing you clearly have no clue about.

46. WingMan unregistered

It wasn't always a 3.5mm jack. First the connectors on the phone were proprietary (required adapters or original headphones), after that some manufacturers started using a 2.5mm jack and later on they stuck with the 3.5mm.

2. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I love Nokia! I will buy one even without headphone jack

7. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

A part of me wants to accept that Nokia is following the trend, at the same time double standards is a really tricky rabbit hole to dance around. I'm emotionally conflicted. At least it is going to be built to take a few spills.

43. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I like Nokia too, but no 3.5mm jack and a curved screen are dealbreakers for me.

3. libra89

Posts: 2338; Member since: Apr 15, 2016


4. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That looks fantastic...

5. redmd

Posts: 1964; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The box design reminds me of Note 8.

6. nikhil23

Posts: 505; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

wtf is wrong with these people

8. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

The design has no Nokia in it for me. Looks too generic and unappealing. And they better include a 3.5 mm jack in there.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4392; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Camera bump like a dinosaur... No chance. Design failure right there

17. Beijendorf unregistered

If it means a notable improvement to the imaging capability of the phone, that bump is a good thing. It's not all about design, it's about functionality as well. I'd never buy a smartphone with a mediocre camera, like that of most modern flagships.

39. Vyshak75

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Or it means a thin body..,

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22840; Member since: May 28, 2014

That is one gorgeous looking Smartphone! Nokia always did know how to build beautiful handsets, and it’s obvious that the Nokia tradition of beautiful craftsmanship lives on in HMD. I’m just not feeling the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Hopefully, the necessary wired headphones for usb-c will be provided in the box.

19. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

hear you brother, hanging onto that craftsmanship and software support.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22840; Member since: May 28, 2014


21. miketer

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

People don't have a say in what they need, when it comes to mobile phones. Somehow, one after the other, the manufacturers are forcing things down our throat what they feel is correct. Thank God for Samsung and LG still caring for the people's needs. I feel like sending a present to both these Co.s as a token of thanks.

24. monoke

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

No headphone jack and curve screen is a big No from me.

27. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Please stop following Apple's s**tty moves, atleast until the alternative is better and without disadvantages.

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