There have been some rumours about HMD Global’s latest flagship the Nokia 9, but it was shrouded in mysteries until now. A Nokia smartphone has been spotted in the FCC certification website with model number TA-1005. We reported previously that this is the Nokia 9’s model number. The device is expected to be placed above the Nokia 9, making it the costliest smartphone by HMD till date.
The Nokia TA-1005 aka Nokia 9 FCC certification reveals the device has 128 GB of internal space and will be running Android 8.0 Oreo. The device will be powered by a 3,250 mAh battery. From previous leaks, we know Nokia 9 will have two more variants with model number TA-1009 and TA-1042 which hints that the device may be available in 64 GB internal memory variant. The smartphone also received 3C certification weeks ago.
From the previous rumours and leaks, the Nokia 9 will be sporting a 5.5-inch QHD (2160 x 1440) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Full Screen dual curved surface screen design. The smartphone will be following the bezel-less trend with a sharp look. It will be powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and will feature dual camera setup (13 MP +13 MP) on the rear accompanied by dual-tone LED flash. The device will also be coming with IP67 rated waterproof for water and dust protection. There will be no 3.5 mm headphone jack, but the Ozo spatial 360˚ audio technology will be included.
These leaks report that the 6 GB/64 GB variant will cost CNY 3,699 (Rs 36,400 approx) while the 6 GB/128 GB will be priced at CNY 4,199 (Rs 41,300 approx) which will put it up against other flagships like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and the recently launched LG V30+ and OnePlus 5T. These rumours point that the Nokia 9 will be unveiled at the HMD product conference is scheduled to be held on January 19, 2018. HMD Global itself said they would be launching high-end flagships. Also, they may get an early preview at the CES 2018 starting from Jan 9 to Jan 12 next year.