HMD Global is rumored to be debut a new flagship phone before the end of 2018. Recent leaks clearly indicate that the major selling point of the Nokia 9 will be its penta-lens camera setup. Yesterday, a hands-on photo of had the alleged phone had appeared on Weibo. Soon after the appearance of the hands-on image, popular design and tipster Benjamin Geskin shared fresh renders of the alleged Nokia 9 to reveal its front and rear design.
The Nokia 9 renders show that it is equipped with a notched display. The notch is small enough to house an earpiece and a selfie camera. The side bezels are quite narrow, and the chin is a bit thick as it houses the Nokia branding. The rear design suggests that it could be equipped with a glass back. There are five cameras on the rear and an LED flash. There is an additional hole which seems to be empty. The ZEISS branding is mentioned between the lenses at the top and Nokia logo is placed on the center of the phone.
The fingerprint scanner is not available on the backside of the phone. This indicates that it could be equipped with an in-screen fingerprint reader which in turn hints that it may arrive with an OLED screen.
Even though the rumor mill is referring to the next Nokia flagship with penta-lens camera setup as Nokia 9, there is no confirmation on its moniker. Around two months ago, popular tipster Roland Quandt had revealed that the upcoming flagship phone from HMD Global could be called Nokia A1 Plus. Apart from in-screen fingerprint sensor and OLED screen, it is expected to feature Snapdragon 845. The leakster had also claimed that it will be arriving with a “high risk camera,” but did not reveal any information on its camera configuration.
The front design of the upcoming Nokia flagship shown in above renders is based on the imagination of the creator. The actual device may or may not sport a notched screen. The Nokia flagship with penta-lens up has a model number of TA-1094. As of this writing, there is no information on the launch date of the phone. It may go official in the coming months.
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