Three low-resolution images depicting what’s said to be HMD Global’s upcoming Nokia 9 leaked online on Tuesday, having been shared by Indonesian tech blog DetikInet. The smartphone shown in the photographs seen in the gallery below appears to be mostly in line with recent supposed depictions of the same device, with one of its defining features being a screen that curves around its long edges and is somewhat reminiscent of Samsung’s Edge Display first commercialized with the Galaxy S6 Edge in early 2015. The top and bottom bezels of the seemingly 18:9 phablet are also noticeably slimmer than those found on the Nokia 8, though still thicker compared to something like the LG V30 or Galaxy Note 8.
The Nokia 9 supposedly boasts a metal-and-glass build and a dual-camera setup entailing two sensors centered near the top of its rear panel in a vertical manner. The system appears to be supported by a dual-LED flash flanking it from its right, with the entire setup being located above a circular fingerprint reader. Not much more can be inferred from the latest low-quality leaks, with one of them only suggesting that the default Camera app of the Nokia 9 will have a user interface that’s relatively similar to the app that’s pre-installed on previously released devices from HMD Global. Older rumors suggested the Finnish smartphone company is preparing to officially announce its new Android flagship at this year’s edition of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, with the source of the new leak reiterating those claims. If the smartphone ends up launching with the Snapdragon 845, it likely won’t hit the market until mid-2018 due to the industry-wide shortage of Qualcomm’s newest chip which has reportedly been caused by Samsung’s demand given how the same silicon is set to power the U.S. variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
HMD already promised it’s preparing some “awesome” announcements for MWC 2018 but hasn’t provided any more details on the matter. Besides the Nokia 9, the firm may use the Barcelona-based trade show as an opportunity to announce the Western launch of the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7, the latter of which may be revised for its global debut as recent rumors hinted at the existence of a device called the Nokia 7 Plus.