HMD Global is expected to host a launch event to introduce the most-awaited Nokia 9 next month in China. The updated version of the Nokia 6 is also said to be launched alongside. Both smartphones have been the topic various leaks, including a TENAA listing for the latter, cheaper phone that has no further details. Currently, a Nokia Camera app build was spotted in the Android Oreo beta for the Nokia 5, and it revealed support for telephoto and wide-angle lenses, a whole new dual-camera setup expected to be seen on the upcoming flagship, Nokia 9.
First spotted by Nokiamob.net, the Nokia Camera v8.0200.20 app on the Nokia 5 Android 8.0 Oreo beta build revealed telephoto lens options up to 2x zoom, and wide-angle lens options. Moreover, more manual settings have been added: users will have the capability of adjusting shutter speed between 1s and 1/500s, and choose from ISO 100 to 2,000. this means that Nokia has decided to forego the RGB/ monochrome dual camera setup it used on the Nokia 8 and decided to bring in two RGB sensors with different fields of view and zoom capabilities on an upcoming smartphone.
Both rumoured handsets were in the news recently for allegedly being spotted on 3C, a Chinese certification authority. The 3C certification of the Nokia 9 and Nokia 6 (2018) didn’t have any details with regards to their specs. The flagship Nokia 9 is said to be listed with model number TA-1042, whereas the Nokia 6 (2018) has been spotted as TA-1054. There is also a rumour that the Nokia 9 will come in two other variants with model numbers TA-1005 and TA-1009.
The Nokia 6 updated version, the Nokia 6 (2018) reportedly received TENAA certification in China earlier this month, with the same model number: TA-1054. Some rumours suggest that the smartphone will be identical to the Nokia 7 in terms of design and will sport an 18:9 aspect ratio. Also, it is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage, and a dual camera setup on the back with the company’s iconic Bothie feature. The Nokia 9 and Nokia 6 (2018) are expected to be launched at a January 19 event in China.