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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90 Comments

72. Zylam

Posts: 1827; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Man, if this is real, than it would be a beast. Unfortunately is probably isn't :(. Daam Nokia, just make if, seriously, you would catapult straight to the top. A place where you belong.

71. Bossis

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

If HMD were to make this happen, there is no doubt this will be the ultimate phone of the year and I am definitely buying it even if it costs 1500$.But it sounds too good to be true.Although I'd love for HMD to make this a reality.

70. zennacko unregistered

I really would like to see that on the market. For under $700 it's going to nuke the competition. For over that price, only people who want to move from the iPhone X while not going Samsung's way might be interested, I guess

69. N3W23

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

One of the colors is 18k Gold...Definitely Fake.

66. Vikrantrana

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Nokia 8 sirocco launch date in india

62. shawman

Posts: 100; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

its fake for sure. No way it will only do 13 hours of Mp3 playback.

56. drained

Posts: 25; Member since: May 01, 2017

It’s a true camera with phone capability

54. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Well, all the facts indicate that this is absolutely fake, IMO. Don't believe this too much, just one day after Aprils Fool Day!

47. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

April fool's :(

68. HumBHOldt

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 30, 2018

Nokia/HMD did a completely different April fools prank concerning the "Nokia health" line... Some specs may be off slightly but this phone is real and will be released

73. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Who says the April Fools came from Nokia/HMD ? Anyone could have made it up.

44. dovahkiin32

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I dont know if this is an Aprils fool prank or not but the phone has amazing specs.I would easily buy it over anything else on the market right now.Nokia if you can hear us make this happen

42. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

if true, DxO will need a new test system!

43. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

DxO is fake. Who pays more , gets higher score. Easy to notice

40. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Hope Nokia do release this phone and bring back the Xenon Flash,that is why i still have the Nokia 82,as taking photos with the Xenon Flash are just amazing photos

39. Izzat

Posts: 12; Member since: May 16, 2012

Dont forget that the phone will ditch the 3.5mm jack

37. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

If it's true than it's a good answer to the P20 Pro

35. pixelated

Posts: 108; Member since: May 03, 2015

Xenon flash!!! Yes please... Will buy immediately... Please Nokia.. make it real.

34. surethom

Posts: 1777; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very very nice BUT 75mm wide no thanks too wide, max width 72mm.

33. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

wow , probably same sensor as huawei p20 pro. good job though

67. HumBHOldt

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 30, 2018

Huawei licensed the tech from Nokia/HMD.....

27. rsiders

Posts: 2068; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I know this might be an April fool's joke but at least give us the triple camera setup since Huawei has done it and Nokia basically pioneered such camera prowess. This would be a lock for my next phone as Nokia is welcomed in the US so I wouldn't have to go through all the hassle with band compatibility and getting the phone here. This may not be true but I want it to be.

22. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Qualcomm says S845 supports only 32MP

48. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

That doesn't mean it can't have it. Sony used their own ISP with their 23 MP cams.

21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

But does it have a notch...

28. Subie

Posts: 2467; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Good question considering that previous leaks suggested a smaller 5.5-5.7 screen size. A notch would be a complete departure from their current design language. Nokia uses pure stock Android so another question is - does pure stock Android Oreo support notches?

30. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not that I know off. Also is it really stock or close to stock like OxygenOS. If this phone isn't an April fools joke and it doesn't have a notch, I may consider this my next phone since it checks a lot of my wishes

36. Subie

Posts: 2467; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

This article would suggest that Nokia devices are as pure as it gets when it comes to stock Android. https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/news/nokia/143715-nokia-is-shifting-its-entire-portfolio-to-android-one-to-be-pure-and-secure

45. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Cool, an extra reason to consider this phone.

50. Subie

Posts: 2467; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Agreed. I hope Nokia kills it this year on hardware across the board. They also need to bring their devices to more regions to give us the option of which model we want.

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