Nokia 9 has now been reported to have got a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification. The rumoured flagship from the former Finnish giant features a 5.3 inch QHD OLED display, Dual Camera setup, 8GB RAM and up to 256GB expandable storage. The Nokia 9 is rumored to hit the Indian market in Quarter 3 this year, expected to cost around Rs. 44,999.
The Nokia 9 emerged on FCC website with model name HMD Global TA-1004. HMD Global is the company which now makes Nokia phones. With the FCC certification, Nokia is said to be targeting the US market at large and the leaked document on points towards the phone supporting GSM as well as CDMA. The leaked document also mentions Bluetooth and NFC support.
Nokia 9 Specifications
The Nokia 9 will pack a 5.3-inch QHD OLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Nokia phones have always been known for their durability and the presence of Gorilla Glass in Nokia 9 speaks much about it.
The rear cameras of the Nokia 9 will come in a dual camera setup with two 13 MP sensors. The rear camera is vertically set at the upper-center of the phone with dual LED flash right below it.
It will come with a 12 MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling.
The leaked images of the Nokia 9 are in a Prototype cover which reveals the features but does not tell much about the build of the phone. However, according to some reports, the phone may feature a premium looking aluminium chassis.
Powering the Nokia 9 will be the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor. It will also come with 8GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, with microSD card support. Nokia could launch the phone with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
The phone will come with capacitive navigation buttons, with the Home button also doubling up as a fingerprint sensor.
The FCC license for Nokia 9 clears the road for Nokia to re-launch itself in USA. Apart from Apple, the Nokia 9 will be standing against Samsung and OnePlus which offer flagship phones in the same price tag as that of the Nokia 9. Compatibility with GSM and CDMA is an added advantage along with NFC which is revolutionizing the way people make payments through debit and credit cards.
The notable thing here will be to see whether Nokia can stand up to the competition created in the Indian market by OnePlus, Samsung and Apple.