As Mobile World Congress 2018 gets even closer, smartphone makers are putting their launch plans in place to unveil their flagship devices. HMD Global which launched the Nokia brand last year has already sent out invites for its MWC 2018 event on February 25. The company is expected to bring out their flagship Nokia 9 smartphone along with a couple of other devices.
Though a number of renders of the upcoming Nokia 9 have already appeared online, a new set of protective cases on Amazon confirms some of the design and features.The protective cases have revealed the purported render of the flagship device.
The Nokia 9 cases manufactured by case maker HualaBro and Terrapin have listed on the e-retailer. Most of these listing are accompanied by 3D renders of the device revealing the design to a large extent on both front and back.
The renders confirm some of the previously leaked specs like the presence of the edge-to-edge display and dual camera setup. The display wraps around the edges while the dual camera sensors are arranged in a vertical setup. The LED flash is aligned at the right side of the camera module as per the renders.The device also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which is placed just beneath the camera setup.
The Nokia 9 is expected to become the Nokia’s second flagship to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. This will be a huge blow to fans who expected Nokia flagship to employ the Qualcomm’s top line SD 845 mobile chipset. A number of benchmark results revealed the CPU would be paired with 6GB of RAM.
Other than that, an FCC listing revealed the Nokia 9 would retain a more conventional 16:9 aspect ratio form factor instead of trendy 18:9 display. Nokia will though employ a high-resolution 2K display accommodating 2560*1440 pixels. The device will run Android Oreo out of the box.