The two flagship smartphones will likely to rival the top flagships from other smartphone manufacturers
HMD Global recently launched four new Nokia smartphones in the MWC 2018 event including the Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone. It is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset but comes with a new 18:9 display. Now according to a new report, the company will be launching to more Flagship smartphones this year, both powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.
The two smartphones are the Nokia 8 Pro and the Nokia 9. The Nokia 8 pro will be a cheaper version of the flagship while the Nokia 9 will be replacing the Nokia 8 as the top of the line smartphone. The Nokia 9 will be carrying more amount of RAM and storage than the Nokia 8 Pro.
According to rumours, the Nokia 9 will sport a 5.7 inch 18:9 display and will be the first HMD smartphone to feature an on-screen fingerprint sensor. Vivo has already included this technology in the Vivo X20 Plus smartphone. If it is true, HMD Global will become the second company to include this technology beating the likes of Samsung and LG.
Other speculations include dual edge curved display and a pent-lens setup. But from a previously leaked sketch, the Nokia 10 will likely to carry the Penta lens camera setup, and the Nokia 9 will offer just a rear dual camera setup stacked in a vertical position. The sketch also revealed a circular fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone just below the camera. The Nokia 9 is said to be unveiled in September this year and will be taking on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S9+ and other flagship devices.
As for the Nokia 8 pro, it is rumoured to sport a 5.5 inch 18:9 display and an all-glass body design. Now it is speculated that the smartphone in the sketch which featured the Penta lens setup is, in fact, the Nokia 8 pro and not the Nokia 10. The Penta lens setup is encased in a rotating module and will be developed by Zeiss.
It is expected to arrive in August this year competing against the premium budget smartphones like Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and OnePlus 5T.