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. 🙂