Alleged Nokia 9 specs sheet leaks: Xenon flash and triple cameras in tow?

Alleged Nokia 9 specs sheet. There's a lot of interesting stuff in there. Is it too good to be true, however? Perhaps, but still worth a look nonetheless.

Ever since the Nokia brand made its return to the smartphone world, fans have been waiting for a true flagship by HMD – a phone that can go head to head with the Galaxies and iPhones of the world. And it seems like the upcoming Nokia 9 may fit that description. Or, at least, it would fit the description based on the latest leaked specs sheet.

A list of Nokia 9 features has surfaced online, suggesting some mighty interesting stuff for the upcoming Nokia flagship. But is it too good to be true? Perhaps, and unfortunately, but it's still worth a look nonetheless.

First off, the list suggests that a ZEISS-branded, triple-lens camera setup may be in tow for the Nokia 9. This actually makes sense, seeing as how the triple-cam Huawei P20 Pro could very well be the result of a licensing deal between Nokia and Huawei. Furthermore, the specs sheet lists the three cameras on the Nokia 9 as main (wide), tele, and monochrome — with respective resolutions of 41MP, 20MP, and 9.7MP — which is suspiciously similar to what we saw in the Huawei P20 Pro. The main 41MP camera is also mentioned to have an f/1.5 - f/2.4 variable aperture, similar to the Galaxy S9+, with 1.4 um pixel size. 

But even more interesting, perhaps, is the mention of a Xenon flash in the leaked specs sheet. That's a feature that we haven't seen in quite a while on a smartphone, and something that fans have been clamoring for for years. The sheet lists both Xenon and LED flash modules, which, if true, means that users will not only get all the benefits of a powerful camera flash, but also a flashlight. Since Xenon flashes operate in short, powerful bursts, they cannot be used as flashlights. Unfortunately, this doesn't quite fit in with the suggested dimensions of 150.6 x 75.2 x 7.3 mm for the Nokia 9, as Xenon flash modules tend to be on the bigger side. At 7.3 mm, the Nokia 9 would be way too thin to fit in both a Xenon and an LED flash. That's one of the main reasons why Xenon flashes disappeared from phones to begin with – they are just too big to fit inside the slender bodies of modern smartphones.

Other rumored key features of the Nokia 9 include a 6.01" QHD OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 845 SoC, IP68 ingress rating, "in-glass" fingerprint recognition, and a 3,900 mAh battery. Oh yeah, and let's not forget Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Sounds too good to be true? Well, perhaps, but we do have our fingers crossed that at least a couple of the features listed here will be making their way into the Nokia 9.

So, would you buy such a phone, if it even existed? Are you excited about the future Nokia phones as a whole, or are you one of those folks who'd rather let go and forget about the brand's former glory? Tell us how you feel about the brand in the comments below!

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1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 446; Member since: Sep 19, 2014


7. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

might have to trade my s9+ in

38. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

Finally, I am rescued from all these notch attacks. Nokia, bring it fast. My money is ready.

11. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Mind blowing features

18. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Its Aprils fool prank.. Dont get exited . :)


Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

If it is they are a bit late....pfft

41. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

You don't know that yet. And it is possible to have all those specs

53. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

It is April fools. First to report was a small Finnish tech site who claimed to get the information via email (on April 1st). Few things that clearly suggest it's fake news: -The news was first reported on April 1st - SD845 only supports "only" 32 megapixel camera - Why would anyone contact a non-english tech site with small reader base rather than bigger ones like PhoneArena or Verge?

60. ilxxxli

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

FYI, Snapdragon S4 Pro only support up to 13 megapixels, yet, Nokia managed to squeeze it in the Nokia 1020. Feel free to correct me.

61. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

That's because they (can) use their own image processor! Sony did the same till the XZ2 with their own Bionz chip instead of using Qualcomm's chip part of the Snapdragon SoC.

77. Marcwand3l

Posts: 436; Member since: May 08, 2017

"D845 only supports "only" 32 megapixel camera" Officially yes but that shouldn't be a problem like it wasn't for the Lumia 1020.

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nokia 9 specs and features are sounding mighty good :-)

3. AlexKorv

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

The next gen would have 5 cameras?

4. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

R.I.P All camera smartphone, New King in coming.

23. Venom

Posts: 3555; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The Pixel phones are already here.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Just wait and see, everyone knows Nokia has the best cameraphones till date!

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. Right now, the P20 beats out even the Pixel Phones. The Nokia 9 is gong to be even better than that. #ReturnOfTheCameraPhoneKing

49. Venom

Posts: 3555; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree...if you meant a couple of years ago, but right now, the Pixel phones are the highest rated when it comes to the camera. You can be mean about it, but that is a fact, not some made up conjecture that some people don't seem to understand.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Again, I totally agree with you. Can’t say this enough. Some people think that the Pixels still have the best cameras on a smartphone, but they are ill-informed, as usual. They don’t stay current, or they would know that the new camera king is the P20 Pro. That’s a verifiable fact. But they are really going to spew venomous hate and remain in denial when the Nokia flagship arrives and takes the crown back.

64. Venom

Posts: 3555; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't disagree with you. I'm not that mean or conceited. Nokia has been a respectable player when it comes to cameras in phones, but some people are misinformed. To ignore the reports that exist, verifiable facts is just ludicrous. There are many phones today that have excellent cameras. Nokia is far from being the best today.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree with you. I’m well informed about smartphones and don’t hate on something becaue I see that someone else likes it, saying venom-filled things. But there are people here that would rather post conjecture without looking up the facts, instead choosing to ignore them and deny the truth. The Huawei P20 Pro has beaten the Pixel when it comes to smartphone cameras, and the new Nokia flagship will win over the Pixel as well.

74. Venom

Posts: 3555; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Understand that some people are fake geniuses in that they are misinformed and don't know what they are they talking about. Many people use the Pixel phones as a benchmark when it comes to camera comparisons just because they are so highly rated. That isn't a conjecture. That is verifiable information that one can easily find on the internet. The P20 Pro doesn't top the Pixel overall.

75. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Understand that some people here are know for ignoring the facts and getting called out about it, and that’s what they are so venomous today. They don’t know what they are talking about and they know it, but refuse to do even the slightest bit of research so they don’t remain uninformed. Pixels as a benchmark is a thing of the past, as there are smartphones that have surpassed them, like the Huawei P20 Pro. This is a verifiable fact, not conjecture, like certain people like to continuously post. The P20 Pro tops the Pixel, and this is a verifiable fact.

76. Venom

Posts: 3555; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You can fertilize a garden with the amount of crap found in some comments. It's unreal. Not trying to be mean, but that's the truth. They act like they know everything, but ultimately they don't. Fake geniuses is what it is. The Pixel is still the phone that gets benchmark the most when it comes to the camera simply because it set the bar. Not trying to take credence from Nokia, but it's ignorant to think that the Pixel hasn't set the bar when multiple outlets have given praise to its camera. That is a verifiable FACT. Plain and simple.

78. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can smell the BS coming off some people’s upper lip with the type of comments that they post. It’s ridiculous. Not trying to spew venom, but it’s a fact. They act like they know everything, but it’s clear they don’t know anything or do any research, and will even lie to perpetuate their nonsense. They will even lie about the smartphones that they own in order to justify the venom that they spew on other articles, but when they get asked to provide evidence of said device, they turn tail and run away. The Huawei P20 Pro is the new and current smartphone camera king, and that’s a fact. It’s ridiculous to think otherwise when numerous outlets have crowned it so. That’s a verifiable FACT. And when the new new Nokia flagship is launched with its multiple cameras, Nokia will have taken its crown back as camera phone king.

79. Venom

Posts: 3555; Member since: Dec 14, 2017


81. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! Why delete your response to me? Why not just respond directly like you obviously intended instead of still playing games? Here, I’ll show you how it’s done.

83. Venom

Posts: 3555; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not playing games at all. What makes you think I'm not capable of responding to you directly? Lmao, I hope you aren't suggesting that I'm afraid. I'm not. "Here, I’ll show you how it’s done" Of course, we both know that you are relentless when you don't get your way judging by your responses in a previous article.

85. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

“I'm not playing games at all. What makes you think I'm not capable of responding to you directly?” The fact that you didn’t respond to me directly until I responded to you, going so as to delete your comment when you “accidentally”responded to me. LMAO. If you were not afraid, then why delete the comment? Says the guy that’s doing the exact same thing he claims I’m doing in said article. Pot, meet kettle.

88. Venom

Posts: 3555; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm responding to you right now am I not? Otherwise I wouldn't if I was "scared" even though I have nothing to be afraid of when it comes to you. Lol you are the one who started this remember? I'm not the relentless one.

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