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Renders Of Nokia 9 Hints Curved Edge Screen, No Headphone Jack

We have already seen a few Nokia devices from HMD Global like Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8. Now rumors are abuzz with one more Nokia handset, which would be a high-end phone with thin bezels and dual cameras on the back.

Nokia 9 phone
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Recently, there were leaked images of the Nokia 9 phone in a chunky case, and courtesy of @OnLeaks, we now have leaked renders of the handset with some details. From the images, it appears that the Nokia 9 phone would have a curved display, something similar to the Galaxy S8. Leaked renders also show a dual-camera setup on the back, along with a fingerprint scanner.

Apart from this, one important thing seen missing is a headphone jack. Nokia’s next flagship will probably ship with a 3.5mm headphone jack adapter and USB-C headphones, a usual among Android phone manufacturers who removed the headphone jack.

Other rumored specs for the Nokia 9 phone are a 5.5-inch display, 64/128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 835 processor.  The Snapdragon 835 is the same chipset that is powering other popular phones like the HTC U11, Google’s new Pixel 2 handsets, the S8, and Note 8. The handset is expected to come with the other usual Nokia features like microphones with active noise cancellation and OZO audio. The device is expected to release later this year, or early next year, and could possibly arrive with Android Oreo onboard.

In separate news, HMD Global has confirmed that the Nokia 8 will not come to the U.S., according to NokiaPowerUser. HMD Global’s head of sales in the U.S., Rex Fryhover, confirmed to one fan over an email that the Nokia 8 “is not properly banded for the U.S.”

This comes as a bit of a surprise because the U.S. version of Nokia’s phone website lists the Nokia 8. Chances are that the company initially planned to push the handset into the market, but the banding issue got in the way. The executive, however, said that they are developing a device portfolio for the U.S. market. Meanwhile, the Nokia handset is being made available in more European markets.

The Nokia 8 has a full-metal exterior, a QHD display and is powered by the Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor. Further, it has a dual-sensor camera with Carl Zeiss optics, including 4K video capture with OZO 360-degree spatial audio recording.

So far, we have seen quite a few Nokia smartphones, but not much is known about the sales numbers of these devices. However, HMD’s Chief Marketing Officer, Pekka Rantal, dropped some hints on the sales numbers of the Nokia devices.  Speaking to Nokioteca, Rantal said “… but we are really happy about the sales, we have been selling already millions of Nokia smartphones and tens of millions when it comes to basic Nokia phones.”

Though there is still no clear number on the sales, at least we now know that the company is pleased with the sales numbers. Also, these vague sales numbers from Rantal can be confirmed by another vague number, i.e. the download numbers of the Nokia Mobile Support app on the Google Play App Store – between 1 million and 5 million downloads – as pointed out by a Nokia Power User.