Rumor: Nokia 9 To Be Launched on August 21
According to a teaser via Nokia’s official mobile-Twitter account, the company’s upcoming flagship Nokia 9 may be launched as soon as August 21. This Tuesday, that is. I know, there’s a little click-bait in the article’s title, as we don’t actually know exactly what smartphone is to be unveiled two days from now, because Nokia did not elaborate on the tweet.
— Nokia Mobile (@Nokiamobile) August 16, 2018
However, using simple logic,we can theorize it’s going to be Nokia 9 (2018). Why? Well, to begin with, the upcoming (and already announced) flagship from HMD Global/Nokia is going to compete with the best in the business, which means arguably Samsung Galaxy S9. Also, the teaser image in the tweet depicts the silhouette of a rather large smartphone, and, amusingly enough, the title is written using poor grammar, but that’s not the point.
What we do know is that HMD has a flagship device in the works, which was rumored to be released in September. The respective smartphone is the Nokia 9. Yes, I know, August 21 comes before September, thank you very much. But still, I can’t think of anything else but Nokia 9. Maybe because I am a fanboy, and the 9 is rumored to run on the latest QSD 845 and comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner. So, my bet is on the Nokia 9 being revealed 2 days from now.
If Nokia can produce a smartphone with the hardware and camera output comparable to the likes of P20 Pro and S9+, then Samsung and Huawei are dead in the water. No one can touch Nokia when it comes to build quality and longevity; plus, nowadays they’re doing great with software updates. In other news, Nokia and Verizon just completed the industry’s first 5G call from a moving vehicle. These guys are on the up and up. The experiment was conducted using Verizon’s 28GHz spectrum and 2 5G NR radio stations mounted on a Nokia building, and the voice-call to a moving vehicle was successfully completed with zero interruptions.