Samsung may have inadvertently confirmed the Nokia 9 is coming soon

Samsung may have inadvertently confirmed the Nokia 9 is coming soon
The Nokia 8 Sirocco was the closest HMD got to a true flagship design

It feels like we’ve been waiting for a new Nokia-branded flagship handset since forever, but it’s actually “only” been four and a half years. The Microsoft-manufactured Nokia Lumia 930 was followed by a Microsoft-branded Lumia 950 in the fall of 2015 and the rest, as they say, is history.

Of course, a little company called HMD Global began rewriting Nokia’s tumultuous history early last year, focusing largely on low-end and mid-range devices with pure and secure software, as well as unbeatable prices.

HMD adopted a very simple naming convention for these new Nokia smartphones, instantly inciting speculation of a Nokia 9 hero device. But that still hasn't arrived, and with an increasingly diverse portfolio including X5, X6, and 8 Sirocco models, you may have started to doubt the Nokia 9 is real.

In an odd twist, the latest hint regarding the veracity of that long-rumored name comes from none other than Samsung. That’s right, the world’s largest smartphone vendor seems privy to a (much smaller) rival’s release plans, listing the Nokia 9 as a trade-in option for the company’s Buy Back program in Latvia and Estonia.

Clearly, this could be an innocent typo or just an educated guess on Samsung’s part, but at the same time, you shouldn’t rule out the possibility of a premature listing based on inside information.

Companies like Samsung and even HMD often know exactly what industry rivals have in the pipeline way ahead of official announcement events and commercial rollouts, so yes, single and dual-SIM Nokia 9 configurations with both 64 and 128GB internal storage are likely right around the corner. Obviously, there are no words on the rear-facing camera count today.

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