HMD Global is rumored to release a flagship Nokia smartphone sometime soon. The company has already unveiled three smartphones as of this year. However, none of them has flagship specs or traits comparable to the likes of the Galaxy S8 or the latest iPhones. With that said, rumor has it that HMD Global will be releasing a phone dubbed as Nokia 9 and it will sport all the flagship characteristics that the company has skipped with the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.
The Nokia 9 won't only be equipped with the super-powerful Snapdragon 835 processor, the phone will also allegedly come with the Nokia OZO Audio enhancement. According to Phone Arena, this audio technology offers advanced performance for headphones and VR accessories alike. The Nokia OZO Audio provides 3D audio experience for headphones and spatial audio playback systems. It also provides low latency 3D audio playback for virtual reality devices that support head tracking. Additionally, this audio enhancement technology brings in high-quality playback for devices that do not have OZO Audio support.
Nokia describes this technology as the ability to accentuate sounds in one direction while lowering the amount of ambient sounds and background noise. Additionally, for phones with four or more mics, the Nokia OZO Audio is able to capture 3D audio. Phones with three mics could also capture spatial 360 audio and phones with dual mics could capture spatial audio.
So far, the Nokia OZO Audio is one of the most unique features that are reportedly coming to the Nokia 9. Nevertheless, rumors from Nokia Power User said the new Nokia phone will also boast of a big RAM size of 6 GB and a 22 MP dual Zeiss rear camera. There are also talks about an iris scanner that will accompany the fingerprint sensor as a form of user authentication. Moreover, there are also rumors about the Nokia 9 coming with a waterproof body.