Last week we finally saw leaks about the upcoming Nokia flagship, the Nokia 9. First, we found out that HMD is working on 3 devices using Snapdragon 630, 660 and 835 platforms, coupled with 3GB and 4GB of RAM for the most powerful one. A day after, real-life images of Nokia 9 emerged on the web. Frandroid got their hands on the device, and revealed the dual-lens camera and specifications. This time, Nokia 9 visited the Geekbench 3 test and scored the best result in multi-core, and second best in single-core performance. Geekbench 3 calls the device TA-1004, which fits perfectly into HMD naming scheme, and confirms Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and Android 7.1.1.
Although some of the rumors suggested 6GB of RAM for HMD’s flagship, the Nokia 9 with 4GB performs on-par or even better than the rest of Android devices with identical specifications like the Galaxy S8, Xiaomi Mi 6 or Xperia XZ Premium. Apple single-core performance is unbeatable, so no surprise that the Hurricane core on the iPhone destroy the Kryo core on Snapdragon 835. The 3-5% better performance on Geekbench 3 compared to similar Android devices, Nokia 9 could thank the “pure” Android it runs on. HMD decided not to customize OS with additional software, making the Android experience on Nokia devices on-par with Pixels, and that means best on the market.
If you somehow missed the Nokia 9 story with pictures and specifications, you can catch up here.
What do you think about Nokia 9 and is 4GB enough for a flagship smartphone in 2017? 🙂