Nokia 8 Sirocco was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 as a major upgrade over Nokia 8 flagship phone from last year. The Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with a trendy full screen design and it runs on cleaner Android One (Android 8.0 Oreo) out-of-the-box. However, it is powered by Snapdragon 835 which also powers the Nokia 8. Fresh information reveals that HMD Global will be launching two Snapdragon 845 chipset powered flagship phones later this year, namely Nokia 8 Pro and Nokia 9. The Nokia 8 Pro is expected to debut as a cheaper Snapdragon 845 while the Nokia 9 will be a premium phone.
Nokia 9 is rumored to arrive with a 5.7-inch display. Even though the source has not confirmed, there is a possibility that the screen will offer an 18:9 aspect ratio. It could be the company’s first phone to arrive with under-display fingerprint sensor. It may higher storage and RAM than the Nokia 8 Pro.
The USP of the phone could be its penta-lens camera setup. It will be competing with premium flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S9+. It is expected to get announced in September this year.
A report from the previous month had carried images of what appeared like real Nokia 9 handset. The handset was spotted with dual edge curved display panel and dual camera setup.
Nokia 8 Pro is expected to debut in August this year. It is rumored to house a 5.5-inch display. As mentioned above, the Snapdragon 845 SoC that is pegged to power the Nokia 9 is also expected to be present under the hood of Nokia 8 Pro. However, the handset is expected to arrive with a lower pricing. Last year, the Nokia 8 competed with the likes of OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. Hence, the Nokia 8 Pro could be designed to take on cheaper flagships like OnePlus 6 and Mi MIX 3.
The rumor mill is expected to reveal more information on the Nokia 9 and Nokia 8 Pro flagship phones in the coming month.