After the arrival of the Apple iPhone X, everyone seems to have caught the notch bug. According to a new report published by NPU even Nokia 9, the most powerful HMD Global flagship of 2018, will feature a notch up front. This obviously hints at the presence of a display with a high screen-to-body ratio and very narrow bezels. Indeed, the notch is used by smartphone manufacturers to minimize the bezels on the upper portion of the display. Given that the phone will have very narrow bezels and there will be no space for a physical Home key with a fingerprint reader on the front, Nokia 9 could include an under-display fingerprint reader.
According to the report, users will just need to touch the display to unlock the phone, thanks to the new chip unveiled by Synaptics. We have already seen such a fingerprint reader on the Vivo X20 Plus UD and it will be also present on its successor Vivo X21. According to NPU, Nokia 9 will be a totally different device from the Nokia 8 Sirocco released at MWC 2018, even though Nokia 8 Sirocco was supposed to be called Nokia 9 before the official announcement. Among other specs, Nokia 9 (2018) is expected to sport a curved edge-to-edge display like the Nokia 8 Sirocco, but it will likely have an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Further, we expect to see a very innovative camera. Previous leaks have suggested that this device will come with a Penta-lens camera co-engineered with Carl Zeiss. Under the hood, there should be the best SoC by Qualcomm. We are referring to the octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC which can run at a max frequency of 2.9 GHz and includes a dedicated module for artificial intelligence. We still have no info about the launch date of the handset, neither about its availability and its launch price.