We have been hearing about the Nokia 9 flagship since late 2017, after the launch of Nokia 8. But HMD Global still haven’t showcased it, and it looks like it will not happen anytime soon. It was initially rumored to be launched at the beginning of 2018, but instead of this device, HMD Global decided to unveil the Nokia 8 Sirocco with Snapdragon 835 from 2017. Sirocco should have been released at the end of 2017, but it was delayed. Now, according to new reports, the announcement for the last quarter of this year has been canceled as well, so the handset will be launched in February 2019 rather than in Fall 2018.
According to the most reliable hypotheses, Nokia 9 will be showcased at MWC 2019 just like its predecessor. Sadly, there is no official confirmation about the launch date, so these remain only speculations. At this point, we just hope that it will not come with the Snapdragon 845 chipset as in February there will already be some 2019 flagships with the most recent Snapdragon 855 SoC which will be announced by Qualcomm soon. Nokia 8 Sirocco did not have a huge success, and we believe that most of the fault has to be attributed to Snapdragon 835 chipset which powered 2017 flagships. According to recently leaked schematics and real photos, this flagship will be the first phone in the world to sport a Penta camera setup with five sensors on the back side.
With five cameras on the rear side, Nokia 9 may integrate each type of camera sensor ever seen on a phone: monochromatic sensor, wide-angle lens, telephoto lens and so on. And obviously, the sensors will be co-engineered with Carl Zeiss. The photo shows the Penta camera setup together with the LED flash in a revolver-like configuration with a sensor in the middle.
Do you think Nokia will once again become the company launching the best camera-phone like the good old times?