Nokia’s upcoming high-end Android smartphone has been rumored for quite awhile now. However, there wasn’t any substantial credible leak until now. But information can’t stay concealed for a long time on the internet, right? Right. Apparently, a Nokia 9 prototype has been acquired by the people at frandroid.com which has led to a complete handout of everything from the ports to the specifications. The handset, a couple of days ago, was also leaked in an alleged promotional video by Evan Blass (@evleaks).
As seen in the images, the Nokia 9 will be featuring a premium design, off screen navigation buttons, a non-clickable fingerprint scanner and will come with a USB Type-C port as well as a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Additionally, through some benchmark tests, the person in possession of the device found out that it is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. There’s a 5.3-inch (5.27 actually) Quad-HD panel up front and an ample brightness level of 530 nits.
For the software, Nokia will be bundling Android 7.1.1 with minimal strings attached and a blue-themed launcher inspired from the one you get on the Google Pixel series. As you’d expect, it flaunts a dual-camera setup on the back which includes two 13MP lenses, Dual-LED flash and possibly a laser autofocus window under that. The camera set is said to sport a similar configuration as Huawei’s P series which allows capturing monochrome images separately or together with the primary lens for better color accuracy. A couple of sample shots have been posted as well that don’t particularly impress, however, this is merely a prototype and it won’t be fair to judge its capabilities right now. A few previous rumors pointed at a hefty price tag of $700/€750, hence, we hope Nokia has something incredibly sumptuous to make this phone stand out.