Protective case for #Nokia 9 (or 8) leaked?!

Twitter user @Slashleaks posted a photo of what is claimed to be a protective (TPU?) case for the upcoming Nokia 9 (or 8) flagship. The case shows us a familiar camera and rear microphone placing, the same we saw on the leaked sketches and Frandroid’s claimed real-life pictures of Nokia 9.

The case also reveals a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top, a USB Type-C/MicroUSB port, speakers and a microphone located just like on the Nokia 6. I checked if there is a possibility if this may be a case for Nokia 6 or Nokia 5, but the answer is no. This is a case for an unknown device that fits the image of a Nokia flagship we got from leaks before.

The leaked sketch Nokia Dual-lens ZEISS camera

This week HMD Global announced that it partnered with ZEISS, company specialized in photography that has a long history with Nokia. The first rumors of a Nokia flagship with ZEISS lenses started with a leaked sketch of an alleged Nokia phone with dual-lens camera, that we later tracked back to an official video from Nokia Mobile, where some details from the leaked sketch were shown.

Allegedly, Nokia 9, 8 or 7 with dual-lens camera

Mid May a video appeared on Vimeo showing four different Nokia smartphones, of which one had a dual-lens camera, similar to the one we saw on leaked sketches. Few days after that, Frandroid published real-life photos of the alleged Nokia 9, with dual-lens camera, but slightly different than we saw in the sketches or video. Frandroid’s Nokia 9 adds a sensor for laser focus, but all other details are identical.

Allegedly, Nokia 9 (photo @frandroid)

And now we have Slashleaks publishing a protective case for the Nokia 9 or Nokia 8. Well-known source of Nokia news Nokibar recreated the alleged Nokia flagship from all known details, and his creation fits well with all the leaked info and the protective case. The case is mirrored, so don’t be confused seeing an unnatural placement of buttons on the mirrored case.

Nokibar’s sketch
Nokibar’s sketch + leaked protective case

From the specs side, the most reliable info we have is that the phone will use Snapdragon 835 platform and 4, 6 or 8GB of RAM. Other info suggests a 5.3-inch or 5.7-inch 2K screen, 2 x 13MP camera and Android 7.1.1.

What do you think about the Nokia 8 or 9 from what we know so far? And there seems to be enough space below the dual-camera setup for a ZEISS logo. πŸ™‚

  • Tiago Miguel Morgado Jorge

    I’m not liking this. It lacks the camera button…

    • i was about to comment the same πŸ˜›

    • You can double click the power button to start the camera and use the volume key for taking photos. But I agree, a two phased dedicated camera button would be better.

      • Yes! 2 Stage button is awesome. But actually it leads to slight movement while capturing images. I only use my Camera key to start the camera when my phone is locked/Unlocked. I don’t click that button while taking photos. I juts use on screen button. πŸ˜› Double click the power button will do the job when phone is locked. What to do when we are using the phone and have to switch to camera asap. clicking the power button locks the phone? You have Nokia 6 try on it and reply plz πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

        • Double click works no matter where you are in the system.

          • Thanks πŸ™‚ That’s it then. Y do we need a shutter button? Any other advantages of shutter key?

          • You can focus with it, long press for video or burst mode… Seems more camera-centric. It’s not that needed after all

          • For focusing I don’t use it. But it really is useful for Video recording. Hold to record in 4K like in Lumia 950. Its not good for longer videos though.. πŸ˜›

          • But it won’t work in India. India requires a three-press power key to call the 112 emergency number. So, a double tap camera cannot be introduced here πŸ˜€

            Irony is that a lot of times, the 112 isn’t received by anybody. It just hangs up lol

          • If you press the power key thrice it will make an emergency call and if pressed twice it will open camera. And I think we have to set up the emergency call function. Right? OR is it default??

          • It is by default, cannot be altered. So, that forces OEMs to disable the double tap to camera functionality.

    • Rce

      These days camera button is not necessary at all, even power button can work as a camera button,also with fingerprint scanner you can implement entire key setup.
      I’ll rather prefer a dual speaker over camera button..

  • I would say this case if of Nokia 7 πŸ™‚ The image that you have posted from that vimeo video. Look at the length of the camera housing. Its too long compared to the case above. πŸ™‚ And also look at the image shared by nokibar. The device looks way bigger than the case.

  • You know what. I would have loved to get the HMD+Zeiss partnership on the launch day of flagships. Suddenly Mr. Arto Nummela calls some one who is representing ZEISS on stage just before unveiling the phones. πŸ™‚ WOW that would have been much more exciting πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

    • Tiago Miguel Morgado Jorge

      Totally agree. But they were wise announcing the partnership, otherwise many people would not wait for Nokia’s flagships and buy something else.

    • Viccky maurya

      Yes, i m expecting the same thing. If Hmd brings back ‘Nokia World’ event then it would be superb.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • Rce

    Ok design,let’s hope the screen will be bezel less..

    • Abhimanyu Chauhan

      It won’t. I bet

      • Rce


    • Bezel less displays are a problem and I sincerely hope the world doesn’t go for them yet. They will break on the very first fall of the phone. Then people will need thick bumper cases to add some protection.

      Unless we start receiving plastic screens, the idea should be postponed.

      • Rce

        Yes,i agree with the break part,but with Nokia’s build quality they can do wonders with bezel less display..(Unlike Mi Mix)

        • A big nooooo from me for that bezel less screen. My palm touches the screen while stretching my thumb to the opposite corner.

        • Not really. You’re just expecting something which is not practically possible within the limits of today’s engineering. If there is not enough protection to the glass, it will get a stronger impact and it will crack.

          • Rce

            It’s possible with Nokia’s own graphene display from it’s Bell labs and will have a ground breaking effect..
            An old post ..

          • Viccky maurya

            Wait, I think bell labs work only in network field??

          • Rce

            read this,and also 2016 Nokia mwc event ..

          • The costing will not be economical. Give it another couple of years, please.

          • Rce

            I can wait lifelong for a Nokia graphene device ..

          • Its gonna be too long. You’ll either be tired, or you’ll die πŸ˜‰

          • Rce

            I don’t think it’s gonna be too long, technology is always evolving you never know what will happen in next 10 years and just like VR and cloud holography, graphene etc are the future of technology..

          • Exactly. Let’s see how it goes. Tech advancements are hard to guess.

      • Viccky maurya

        Very much agree. I am against bezel less display.

  • Viccky maurya

    Why do I think Nokia Technologies is working on a new OS??πŸ€”πŸ€”

    • No they are not. Not for phones πŸ˜‰

  • The headphone jack placement doesn’t doesn’t go along lol