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Nokia 9 To Compete With Galaxy S8; Specs, Release Date Inside

By Monica U Santos , Apr 21, 2017 04:30 AM EDT
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It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a Nokia flagship smartphone, but a new one is rumored to be on its way. Nokia 9 will compete with Samsung's Galaxy S8 and it will run Android. (Photo : TechConfigurations/YouTube)

Nokia branded devices are back and the company is said to launch a smartphone that will compete with the newest Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S8. Thanks to a licensing deal with HMD Global, Nokia is now ready to hit the market with its Android running device. HMD is a Finnish mobile phone maker, which develops and markets smartphones, as well as feature phones under the "Nokia" brand.

HMD and Nokia collaboration was formed in May 2016 by buying Microsoft Mobile's feature phone business. According to Indian Express, fans have seen Nokia 3, 5 and 6, mid-range and budget phones from HMD Global under the brand "Nokia." Aside from that, the revamped old-school Nokia 3310 also hit the market and it sells really huge.

Nokia 9: Rumored Release date

This rumored latest model is Nokia's answer to Samsung Galaxy S8, as reported by The Christian Post. However, it is important to regard that the authenticity of the images is still yet to be confirmed. Either way, Nokia has already announced several mobile offerings back in February, but the rumored Nokia 9 will serve as its headliner, which is The Nokia 9 is rumored to be launched in fall.

Nokia 9: Rumored Features and Specs

Samsung's newly unveiled offering, the Galaxy S8, was revered primarily for its sleek design and "infinite display," in which the screen of the smartphone runs from edge to edge. Images of the Nokia 9 provided to Nokia Power User appear to show that the device will ditch as many bezels as Samsung did with its new flagship device. The released images of Nokia 9 sported virtually with no bezels on either side of the phone and only had very thin ones on the top and bottom.

Nokia 9 is assumed to be a high-end phone featuring Nokia OZO VR audio system with 3D and amazing audio technology. It will cater 22 MP rear and 12 MP front cameras with Carl Zeiss lens. The Nokia phone is leaked to run Android and have Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor. It could have 6GB RAM, 3,800 mAh battery and may cost around Rs 45,000 or $696.

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