(Update) The Nokia 9 – formerly P, P1 and 8 - is one of Nokia’s rumoured 2017 releases.

(Update 22/05/2017): A few leaks have occurred showing the device within a blue case. Along with the leaks of photos come some set-in-stone specifications. First off, a USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack can be guaranteed, along with a 5.3" QHD display. Other specs include a Snapdragon 835 chipset (as predicted), 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The device is running Android 7.1.1 with a Pixel-like Nokia Blue launcher. The device definitely supports QuickCharge 3.0 as a charger for the device features the branding. In terms of camera, 2 13MP cameras are on the rear of the device by the looks of it and it is currently unknown as to what spec the front cameras are. As of current, the price tag sits at around $700 (£540 or €620).

After being known as the Nokia ‘P’ and ‘P1’ for a while, a name for the device emerged; Nokia 8.

The Nokia 8 is now believed to be a lower-end device, while this smartphone will allegedly be revealed as the Nokia 9.

Release Date

After failing to appear at MWC 2017, reports have suggested that the device will arrive in June.

Operating System

The phone will be released with Android Nougat 7.0.


At the moment, the design of the handset is unknown.

A video from CES 2017 has been leaked online showcasing the 9’s camera capabilities. However, it has since been confirmed that the video showed a different device.

Screen and Cameras

The size of Nokia 9’s screen is expected to be between 5.1 inches and 5.4 inches, and the display will have a QHD resolution. A market-leading 23MP Zeiss camera will allegedly be featured on the device, along with an 8MP front shooter.

Specification and Features

Rumours suggest that the Nokia 9 has been designed to compete with the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8, and the phone has the components to back it up. The handset will be powered by a Snapdragon 835, coupled with 6GB of RAM. The battery capacity is believed to be at least 3000mAh, and the phone will come with at least 32GB of storage.

New reports suggest that the phone have two variants. One will come with a Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM, while the other will have a Snapdragon 821 SoC, along with 4GB of RAM.


Just a week ahead of its rumoured launch at MWC, the Nokia 9’s pricing has been leaked online. JD Worldwide has listed the device for ¥3188, which is equivalent to roughly £370/$465/€435.


(article originally written 23/12/2017, latest update 20/03/2017)

Last modified on Monday, 22 May 2017
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