Nokia 9 Release Date Set In July? Leaks Show iPhone 8 And Galaxy S8 Competitor

2017-04-23   inquisitr

Nokia 9’s release date is months away, but it is already setting the groundwork as a challenge to the recently released Samsung Galaxy S8 and the upcoming iPhone 8. These flagships are the biggest on the mobile industry; will Nokia’s comeback change that?

Nokia 9 is one of the three smartphones to be released by the company this year and the one with the highest specs. It is one of the most anticipated releases this year because many mobile industry observers are interested to see how it will fare against the mainstream flagships. As Nokia is one of the best mobile makers in the past, the community wants to see if the HMD Global-owned company will regain its ground and once again produce strong competitors.

It seems that flagship smartphones no longer have space for the physical home button. A concept video created by YouTube user Concept Creator best shows what the Nokia 9 could look like based on the leaked sketches by Nokia Power User .

As seen in the video above, Nokia 9 is expected to sport little to no bezels at all. The 5.5-inch screen has a slight curve at the edges but not dramatic enough like that of the Galaxy S8. The top bezel houses the front camera and what looks to be an iris scanner while the bottom bezel has nothing on it.

And since the front has no room for the fingerprint scanner, Nokia 9 will likely put it at the back. The sensor will take the form of an oval placed vertically below the camera set-up. Then there is the flash between the fingerprint scanner and the dual cameras.

Like the Galaxy S8, Nokia 9 looks sharp and clean at the front, but unlike Samsung’s flagship, the elements at the back are neatly placed stacked atop each other. It might look better and sleeker than the designs of the Galaxy S8 and even the iPhone 8.

[Image by Drew Angerer/Getty Images] Nokia 9 Specs

Inside the beautiful chassis are high-end specs that will not let the Nokia 9 lag behind in power. With a rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip coupled with 6GB RAM, it is looking to be a powerhouse that Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 should be wary of.

Along with these is a 3,800 mAh battery and an IP68 certification, which means that the Nokia 9 will be as waterproof and dustproof as its Samsung competitor. Other leaked specs include two storage options: 64GB and 128GB...