Nokia 9 Android Flagship to Be Unveiled at IFA 2018 Boasting In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
According to the latest rumors and/or leaks, the upcoming flagship Nokia 9, which will most probably run on stock Android (9.0 P out of the box) of course, is about to be revealed to the world at IFA 2018. Until that day, here’s what we learned so far: since the Nokia brand was resurrected by the good people at HDM Global via Android OS, a number of excellent droids have already conquered the hearts and minds of users from all around the world, hence HMD decided to build something even better than their current almost-flagship-grade smartphone, the Nokia 8 Sirocco that is.
According to industry insiders, HMD’s true-blue flagship is referred to (internally) as the A1 Plus or A1P and it’s based on the Nokia 8 Sirocco, boasting an improved/more advanced camera, a state of the art fingerprint reader located underneath the display and it will run on a high end system on chip, the likes of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Just to put things into perspective, the Nokia 8 Sirocco runs on the same exact SoC as the vanilla Nokia 8, the S835 respectively.
The upcoming Nokia 9 will feature a P-OLED screen built by LG, just like the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Its UD fingerprint scanner will be similar to the vivo X21 UD smartphone. Moreover, the Nokia 9 will be manufactured by FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn which has bought a share of Nokia-Microsoft feature-phones and it’s currently building HMD Global’s smartphones and tablets. Work on the Nokia 9 started back in February the current year, and word on the street is that HMD Global is trying to get it ready for an H2 introduction in August or September.
Bottom line, what HMD Global managed to do in terms of resurrecting one of the world’s most iconic brands in just one year is nothing short of amazing, and needless to say, brand aficionados are pretty anxious to see how the first true-flagship Nokia droid is going to be.