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Claimed Nokia 8 / Nokia 9 Design sketches land into our inbox

We reported a new Nokia 9 concept for your viewing pleasure today and now here comes claimed design sketches for Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. Now, before going ahead, we want to tell you in no uncertain terms that these may be genuine or may be creation of some fertile and creative minds. So, take them in the way you like.

Also these look different from a Nokia 8 / Nokia 9 design sketch posted in China earlier.

One of these design sketches looks quite nice with bezel-less design and even there is no finger-print sensor in front. So, is HMD planning to get finger print sensor behind the display on Nokia 9 or is there one at the back below the camera and flash?? One earlier rumor claimed an Iris scanner in testing on Nokia 9 and we can see one extra lens / scanner other than FFC in this design sketch.

Both sketches have Dual-Lens Camera on the back. One with significant bezels has a finger-print sensor in the front like Nokia 5 / Nokia 6. This may be purported Nokia 8 design. Keep in mind these all speculations hold only when these sketches are genuine and it will take time before we can get more info on it.

Nokia 8:

If we take a look at the design sketch of Nokia 8, it has got a big display with nearly no bezels on the sides and narrow bezels on the top-bottom position. As bezels exist on the top and bottom position, the company has embedded a fingerprint scanner into it. The smartphone sketch shows it to have a sharp rectangular form factor. The display is supposed to be of aspect ratio 16:9 which is the standard nowadays except the LG G6 and Samsung’s​ Galaxy S8 and S8+ joining the wagon of 18:9 .

Nokia 9 :

Nokia 9 has got a design borrowed basically from it’s sibling Nokia 8 only. The fingerprint scanner has been​ shifted to the back to make room for even larger display. It is now located below the dual camera module and LED flash. The display in Nokia 9 seems to have adopted the pattern of what a 2017 flagship should be. As per the latest sketch, the Nokia 9 will use an aspect ratio of 18:9  which is also seen in LG G6 and Samsung’s latest flagships. But Samsung has done some more innovation to that, it has equipped the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with a new and unique 18:5:9 aspect ratio and the company calls it ‘ Infinity Display ‘.  Bezels have become narrower than the Nokia 9 to make it a true​flagship with 18:9 display ratio.

Last two anonymous tips received by us claimed to reveal Nokia 9 specs and pricing and release date. We also reported about Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 exclusively, that you can read by clicking here.

HMD is planning to launch 6-7 Nokia Android Phones in year 2017. We have already seen Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 going official. But as revealed by HMD earlier, we will see a full product portfolio touching all major price points.


Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

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  • Omar Spagnolo

    Remove the físical button and fingerprint in front just for 1 or 2mm of more display. NO THX

  • Raky_b

    If 9 will really look something like this, goodbye S8

  • Nelsyv

    I will be FURIOUS if that Nokia 9 sketch is accurate. The ONLY reason I was looking forward to that phone is because it looked to be the only phone with a snapdragon 835 (for Daydream) AND a reasonable design (which means that it would have buttons on the front, because they are far more useful than the damn screen).

    Getting rid of the buttons on the front (back, home, multitask) is absolutely MORONIC and it is the NUMBER ONE feature I want in a smartphone, because for some unknown and fucking stupid reason, manufacturers seem to insist on removing them this year.

    Usually, I almost never curse in comments, but I decided to do so here because I don’t think phone manufacturers have gotten it through their dense skulls that removing fundamental parts of the user interface is absolutely idiotic.

    • Raky_b

      just go for Xiaomi Mi6 or One+5, both have what you are looking for…and there will be many more.

    • m477

      …It’s almost like other people have different opinions. I wouldn’t want some useless static buttons, and a bigger bezel or smaller screen.

      • Nelsyv

        … But the buttons aren’t “useless”. Each one has a specific purpose. Do you not use them extremely frequently? How do you switch apps? Go back a page while web browsing?

        I think it would be so frustrating to have to bring up the on-screen buttons before being able to do any of those things, no? That doubles the number of things that I would need to do almost every time. And this is in exchange for what, a miniscule bit more screen real estate and an awkward aspect ratio? I would much rather have a few small buttons that are always there for me. Consistent, simple, and accessible controls make it quicker to get to whatever you actually want to do instead of mucking around in the UI.

        • m477

          The software navbar is hidden only in videos and games, which for me is a plus, since you can’t accidentally press one of them. The software buttons are also dynamic, you can change the order, and even add new ones if you so desire. Also, if Google changes the looks or the function of the standard buttons, the capacitive ones will look dated (espaecially since Nokia choose to use the stock android looks even on hardware), while the software ones are upgradable. I really can’t see the benefit of hardware buttons in this case. And there’s the Nokia 8, if you despise having a navbar so much.

          • Nelsyv

            That’s a good explanation. I just don’t think the benefits (able to change order of buttons, design – I don’t anticipate android button design changing any time soon) outweigh the costs (reliability, availability – I would rather be able to exit a video/game or otherwise manipulate things without fuss than have a tiny bit extra space that may or may not actually be filled with content).

            I will confess some ignorance on the way it handles hiding, though. I assumed it would auto-hide if not used for a while (like the Windows Taskbar, for example – which I always set to stay on top, for similar reasons to the above), and that would be maddening. If it’s practically always there, though, that would take away my most worrying doubts.

            However, if it’s always there, then I wonder why bothering to use it instead of sticking with capacitive buttons, since space is not the issue. It would also allow putting the fingerprint scanner in a reasonable place.

  • Nguyen Manh

    Nowadays you have to use either iPhone, HTC or Sammy design. So something blocky as old Lumias is nice. I like blocks BTW, just slim benzel is not my coffee. Authenticity of this info is kinda questionable tho.

  • Hacklove666

    Very ugly lens design , this makes me to think to buy

  • DBS

    The bezelless one has the fingerprint on the back. First squircle from the bottom. Horrible place but not as bad as on the S8.

    It all comes down to size and features to me. If these are real the design is really bleh. But if they have the right features (Qi charging, AMOLED screen, unlocked bootloader etc) then they’ll do.

  • marty farrell

    Agreed. Another boring Kubrickian monolithic slab. Human beings hold and manipulate these devices…they shound be tactile art…think ahead…

  • Noooooo.. This looks bad 🙁 I hope these are fake 😛