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Nokia 9 will launch in Q3 2017, to cost Rs 44,999 in India: Report

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– Nokia 9 to launch sometime in Q3 2017
– Might cost at around Rs 44,999 in India
– Might feature Iris scanner, Snapdragon 835

According to a new report, HMD Global’s upcoming Android flagship — the Nokia 9 — will launch sometime in Q3 2017. What’s more, the phone will cost somewhere around €749 in Europe, $699 in the US, and Rs 44,999 in India. We, however, are yet to verify the authenticity of these claims.

As reported previously, the biggest highlight on the Nokia 9 might be Iris scanner. We’ve seen it working already on Samsung’s newly unveiled Galaxy S8, S8+, and last year’s Note 7, remember?

As for other rumoured specs, the Nokia 9 has a QHD resolution stretched across a 5.5-inch OLED display. The phone houses a 22-megapixel dual-camera unit. Nothing about the selfie camera is known at this moment, though.

For memory, the Nokia 9 is said to feature a large 6GB RAM (similar to OnePlus 3T and Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro) and 64GB built-in storage, which is standard on today’s flagships. The phone will supposedly be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 chip and Adreno 540 GPU for graphics.

The Nokia 9 to have IP68 certification?

That aside, the Nokia 9 will possibly have IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Furthermore, it might also get a fingerprint scanner, Android 7.1 Nougat, and Quick Charge 4.0-supported 3800mAh battery.

In other news, the mid-range Nokia 8 is also expected to launch alongside the Nokia 9. It is tipped to be powered by Qualcomm’s yet to be official Snapdragon 660 processor.

From what is known so far, Qualcomm’s SD660 chip will be based on Samsung‘s 14nm LLP process technology with two Cortex A73 and two Cortex A53 cores. The production of the chip is expected to commence sometime in Q2 2017.

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Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at [email protected]