Nokia 9 will be Galaxy S9 challenger as FFC reveals device specifications

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A Nokia 9 certification has made an appearance at the US Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) website and its details reveal that HMD Global's forthcoming smartphone will be sporting a 5.5-inch display and 3,250mAh battery. With a few specification details exposed, the Nokia 9 is expected to be a good challenger to Samsung's promising Galaxy S9.

HMD Global is reported to introduce the next-generation Nokia 9 in 2018, and initial details seem to attest that the Nokia-line owner is keeping a surprise in the bag. The Nokia 8 has earned both critics and consumers' nod, so the upcoming smartphone is expected to be a game-changer.

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Although there has been no official confirmation yet whether or not HMD Global is pushing out another smartphone release in the year to come, rumours are firm that the Nokia 9 will be launched in the US first. Per FCC certification, the Nokia 9 will be rocking a 5.5-inch display, 126-gigabyte internal storage, 3,250mAh battery and Snapdragon 835.

Judging by the Nokia 9 specifications, it is bound to be a good contender for the Galaxy S9. Most recently, Samsung's next flagship S smartphone has been reported to sport a 3,200 mAh battery. In terms of the processor, the Nokia 9's is a mile away from the Galaxy S9's rumoured Snapdragon 845.

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The Nokia 9 is speculated to boast a 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel dual-camera made by ZEISS optics technology, as well as a 5-megapixel front shooter.

If HMD Global is indeed working on the phone in the lab, chances are it will be announced either at the CES event in Las Vegas or Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2018.

This article was first published on December 20, 2017