Nokia 9 rumored to be the first to feature “Nokia OZO Audio” technology

Nokia 9 rumored to be the first to feature “Nokia OZO Audio” technology
The first three Nokia-branded Android smartphones announced by HMD this year have to make their global debut. Aside from the Nokia 6 that's now available for purchase in China, the other two Nokia phones, 3 and 5 will hit the shelves in April/June.

Two new high-end Nokia-branded smartphones are supposed to be unveiled in the coming months, as HMD plans to launch 6 or 7 handsets this year.

HMD's top-of-the-line Nokia-branded smartphone, the unannounced Nokia 9 is expected to come equipped with one of the most powerful chipsets, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. A new tip coming from an unverified source claims this will be the first smartphone to feature Nokia OZO Audio enhancements.

Nokia OZO Audio offers 3D audio experience optimized for headphones and spatial audio playback systems. It features low latency 3D audio playback for VR devices supporting head tracking, as well as high-quality stereo playback for devices without OZO Audio playback support.

According to Nokia, the “audio focus technology enables accentuating sounds in one direction while reducing ambient sounds and background noise.” Nokia OZO Audio technology will also allow 3D audio capture with 4 or more microphones (when available on the smartphone).

Smartphones that come with just three microphones will also be able to capture spatial 360 audio, while those with two mics will offer spatial audio capture.

Besides the new Nokia OZO Audio technology, the upcoming Nokia 9 is rumored to pack 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal memory. Furthermore, the smartphone is said to boast a 22-megapixel dual-lens Zeiss camera and a secondary 12-megapixel shooter in the front.

HMD might consider the addition of an iris scanner, along with fingerprint reader. The flagship will sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD OLED display and a decent 3,800 mAh battery. Nokia 9 will feature IP68 certification and should run Android 7.1 Nougat right out of the box.

source: NPU

Related phones

  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3090 mAh



1. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Looking forward to it!

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

This new audio technology, 22MP Zeiss camera, 64GB storage, 6GB RAM, 5,5" OLED, 3800 mAh battery and IP68.... Damn, I couldn't ask for more...

14. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

same but how is this different to previous lumia smartphones wouldn't it be under the same patent ?? Lumias 4 microphones and surround sound recording is this not the same ?? haac microphones which are to date the best sounding mics on phones (also present in ozo)

31. hemedans

Posts: 759; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

microsoft only own brandname, Nokia own technology behind those brandname, we have already see technology same as clear black technology in Nokia 6 and now HAAC MIC, soon we will see pureview in other name probably ozo camera

26. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

yup, I am actually more looking forward to this than I was to s8., I think that is because we already know what to expect from Samsung, just like how we already expect something from Apple, but Nokia is a comeback, maybe they will try to do something new here

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I can't wait for Nokia's new flagship! I really need a new phone, but I'm not going to buy something else before the announcement of this beast. Hurry, Nokia!

18. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

it's funny to see that you're not whining about FM radio since this isn't samsung lol

22. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I'm sure Nokia will include FM radio, they aren't like Apple or Samsung. I think all their Lumias had FM radio or it could be enabled by software.

35. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Me too. Samsung is just like a sheep copying everything. They used to copy Nokia in including all the hardware. After Apple in removing all the hardware. So don't worry, as HMD boss said, Nokia will be the same strong old but in better ! You can be sure that they will include all the hardware like FM Radio, HAAC mic (BOSS and KING of the audio recording, my old Symbian phone still outperforms many new Samsung sh!t), a PureView like camera, solid and resistant phone, and all the other goodies !

25. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Free entertainment is free entertainment (even if it needs sponsors).

3. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

I can't freaking wait for this monster.

5. Rafishant

Posts: 398; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Yes.. That is my dream phone.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22287; Member since: May 28, 2014

This sounds amazing! Definitely will be on my must have list.

7. ayylmao

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

*orgasms in nokia*

8. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Price $600-650 & these will sell like hot cakes

15. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

If the information in this article is true, then this phone sounds fantastic on paper. Hopefully it looks decent and lives up to the hype. I would imagine, however, that it will cost north of $700.

9. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

OZO audio eh? Good to know they're POSSIBLY going all-out with their premium smartphone, not just waiting until its next iteration. :)

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Another day another phablet, yay

11. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

if this is true and i hope it is .. it could be the only flawless phone out there .. please nokia ... please !!! in the age of samsung , apple and LG cutting corners either with battery life or other features the people deserve a phone like this

12. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Specs all seem good, let's wait and see how its physical look. Hopefully they don't make a tank lol

13. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

This will surely slide it's way at the top of flagship to purchase for 2017 list! I wonder with this audio technology will the Nokia 9 come with a Hi-Fi DAC. If so, I'm there!

16. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I should have kept my Nokia 808. This or the XZs will be my next device.

17. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

I'm hopeing they keep the screen to a respectable 5.5" - 5.7" ish size!

19. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

will pick one up!

20. LovesCameras

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

Will keep an eye on this. Both eyes, actually. Seems like my next purchase will be either this or the Mi MIX 2, to be released in Q4.

21. Monty007

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 21, 2017

Great features

23. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

This is the Nokia we all remember and want back. Welcome back Nokia!

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

28. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Just like Samsheeps' statements; "My body is ready"

32. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

My body is always ready for a new phone but my wallet isn't because I don't wanna pay.

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