According to the FCC certification, the Nokia 9 will feature a 5.5-inch OLED display and a larger battery with 3,250mAh capacity with fast-charging support. Those are the improvements over the Nokia 8. While it was originally mooted that the Nokia 9 would sport the new Snapdragon 845 processor, instead it looks like it is using the Snapdragon 835. While no one would ever say the SD835 is a bad processor, it is disappointing that the Nokia 9 won’t take advantage of the SD845’s improvements such as increased performance and efficiency, camera enhancements, and Bluetooth efficiencies.
The Nokia 9 also takes a step backward in the camera department with 12MP and a 13MP rear camera instead of the twin 13MP sensors seen on the Nokia 8. The front camera has also been downgraded from a 13MP sensor to 5MP. There is still 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage as well as MicroSD card support to expand it further.
While the Nokia 9 is shaping up to be another flagship smartphone from HMD Global, it wouldn’t be out of the question to suggest that the manufacturer dipped into the spare parts bin more than once. This isn’t the Nokia 9 we were looking for. We shouldn’t have too long to wait until the Nokia 9 is officially announced, which is likely to happen at MWC 2018 in February.
What do you think of the Nokia 9? Is it the phone you were looking for?