It is hard to write any kind of news about new Nokia phones today, especially when we know that Mr. Elop is behind all of this (ha ha). Upcoming info is not a joke. Seriously! NPU received a tip which extended a bit the hardware specification list of Nokia 9, the alleged flagship model that HMD is planning to present this year. The latest addition is Iris scanner that we saw first on the Lumia 950, and OZO Audio technology, that Nokia presented few months ago. While Iris scanner is a cool feature to unlock your phone, OZO Audio will give the Nokia flagship ability to create perfect audio while shooting video, just like the €40,000 VR camera does. You can find the demo of the OZO Audio here.
The full hardware specifications that the source sent are:
Screen: 5.5-inch QHD OLED Display
Processor: Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540
Camera: 22 MP Dual-Lens, Zeiss
FFC: 12 MP FFC
RAM: 6 GB
Memory: 64 GB / 128 GB storage
Battery: 3800 mAh, Qualcomm Quick-Charge 4
Safety: Iris Scanner, Finger-Print Scanner
Audio: Nokia OZO Audio Enhancements
Water resistance: IP68 certification
OS: Android 7.1.2 Nougat
The addition of the OZO Audio enhancement seems logical since Nokia is closely working with HMD on the development of the flagship model. It will definitely help the phone to stand out of the numerous competition, and simultaneously help promote the OZO brand and technology. I would personally like to see bigger screen on the flagship model since it is obvious that Google is pushing 2:1 ratio of the screen and believe HMD should follow that trend. Also, mobile phones today are mostly about getting the information from the Internet so the big screen helps improve the productivity and usage of the phone.
Moreover, this is the fifth time ZEISS is mentioned in the context of upcoming Nokia devices. We recently saw an alleged sketch of a phone with the Dual-lens ZEISS-branded camera , of which some details were shown in the official Nokia Mobile video describing the design of new Nokia Devices. The video features Raun Forsyth, HMD’s Head of Design, who previously worked for Nokia in the “Advanced Design” division. Considering his background and the job the team did with 3, 5 and 6, we could be optimistic about the design and features of upcoming Nokia-branded flagships.
What do you think? Can a Nokia flagship with such specifications make an impact on the market? Tell us down below. 🙂