Ever since HMD Global brought the legendary Nokia brand back into the smartphone world, the Finnish company has launched a handful of smartphones. But even though HMD Global’s line-up includes Nokia-branded Android smartphones across all price segments, the budget and mid-range offerings have been more popular than top-tier devices.
Now, that’s not to say that HMD’s flagship devices – Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco – are bad, it’s just that they lack the ‘oomph’ factor that could make them comparable (or even better) than the Samsung Galaxies and iPhones. However, it seems that’s finally about to change.
An alleged image of the upcoming Nokia 9 flagship smartphone recently surfaced on ITHome Forums, showing its headlining feature – a penta-camera system at the back – comprised of five lenses with Zeiss optics, and an LED flash.
Now, NPU has shared another image (appearing to have surfaced on Weibo) of the smartphone. While it once again shows the penta-camera setup, the image also reveals that the Nokia 9 could be powered by a 4,150mAh battery. If that’s indeed the case, we can expect the upcoming Nokia flagship to have pretty good (if not great) battery life.
That said, these are all rumours at this point, and should be taken with a grain of salt.
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In related news, HMD Global recently started seeding Android 8.1 Oreo update to Nokia 3.1 in India. The update is about 1.12GB in size, and it brings security patch for the month of September. It also includes new features like a redesigned power menu, battery percentage for Bluetooth accessories, hamburger emoji fix, a new Settings menu, support for Google’s Neural Networks API, and developer API 27.