Report: Nokia 9 and 2nd-gen Nokia 8 could be announced on January 19
It looks like the rumored Nokia 9 won't break cover before the end of 2017. According to a recent rumor; however, HMD Global could take the wraps off its "high-end flagship" in less than two months.
A new report suggests that HMD will be holding a product launch event in China on January 19th. Expectations are that the Finnish company will announce two high-profile smartphones at the show - the Nokia 9 and an updated 2018 version of the Nokia 8. The two smartphones will be customized for the Chinese market, meaning that Google services like the Play Store will be replaced by apps that meet local regulations.
The report also mentions some of the main specs of the two devices. The Nokia 9 will supposedly sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD panel, 6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of internal storage. Both handsets will likely feature an "all-screen" design and displays with an aspect ratio of 18:9, the Snapdragon 835 chipset, a dual camera at the back, and IP67 water and dust protection. Apparently, we won't see a headphone jack on these two Nokia handsets.
There's even pricing information for the Nokia 9 - the 6GB/64GB model will go for CNY 3,699 ($558) while the 6GB/128GB variant will sell for CNY 4,199 ($634).
While this information is unofficial and should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism, we do have to note that HMD has acted in a similar way in the past. The Nokia 6 initially premiered in the People's Republic back in January 2017, while its global launch was announced at MWC in February. It's possible that we could see a similar chain of events in 2018 as well.