Nokia sent out invitations about three weeks ago for its launch event taking place on February 25 during MWC 2018. The HMD Global-controlled company is expected to unveil the Nokia 9 flagship alongside other smartphones. Ahead of the February 25 launch event, a device suspected to be the Nokia 9 has been spotted in the hands of an HMD Global official. The sighting was done during the recent launch of the Nokia 8 for the Indonesian market held in Jakarta.
The leaked photos of the device are sort of blurry but sure isn’t any of the present crops of Nokia models in the market. Based on previous leaks and renders, the device is very much suspected to be the Nokia 9. The display screen features a curved edge similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. The device, however, doesn’t look too long, fueling speculations that the device will have a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the trending 18:9 which almost all latest flagships use. The back cover is also made of glass and we could see a dual camera setup mounted in a vertical arrangement at the centre. Just beneath the dual cameras is the fingerprint sensor and this setup aligns with the leaked protective TPU casing which has been a regular in leaks, even finding its way into Amazon UK.
Apart from the flagship Nokia 9, HMD Global could also take the wraps off Nokia 1 as well as the Nokia 6 (2018) for the global market, Nokia 3310 4G and perhaps, the Nokia 7 which has only been launched in China. It would be recalled that last year’s MWC saw a flurry of smartphone launch by the tech giant including the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and the redesigned Nokia 3310 feature phone. Apart from smartphones, we could see Nokia also launch a smart home product at the event. The event would hold between 4 pm and 5 pm at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Arts on February 25.