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Ultimate Competition to beat for Nokia 9: Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus have been launched

Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphones Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in a “Samsung Unpacked” event yesterday. While the smartphone arena is packed with many vendors and daily smartphone launches, Samsung has been the undisputed leader to beat.

As expected, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are jam-packed with powerful hardware and new features. Both Flagships come with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, new Bixby Assistant, Iris Scanner and an option to adjust Display resolution. Other cool-sounding features include IP68 dust and water resistant, Samsung Pay, Samsung DeX Desktop Station.

You can read full Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus specs, features, check images and videos by clicking on the links below.

Galaxy S8 Specs & other details

Galaxy S8 Plus Specs & other details

HMD has also launched Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 recently and Nokia 9 may be the upcoming Flagship. We have heard that Nokia 9 will come running Snapdragon 835 and may be available in two variants just like Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. A recent leak has revealed a Dual-Lens Carl-Zeiss Camera at the back of Nokia 9.

But it will take more than SD 835 and Carl-Zeiss Camera for Nokia 9 to beat Galaxy S8. While use of pure Android is one big attractive aspect of Nokia Android Phones, Samsung has always managed to get some exclusive software tricks to attract buyers in spite of its somewhat clunky launcher. Bixby, Iris Scanner, Samsung DeX ( for turning phone into PC) are some cool new tricks on Galaxy S8. Hope HMD / Nokia manages to get some cool innovative features of their own on Nokia 9.

While Google Assistant will be there on Nokia 9 to take on Bixby, Dual-Lens Carl-Zeiss Camera should be able to beat Galaxy S8’s camera. While Galaxy S8 doesn’t feature a Dual-Lens Camera yet, cameras on Galaxy S7 and S7 Plus have been really great.

In a nutshell, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are the ultimate competition to beat for Nokia Android Flagships. Prospective Android flagship buyers will mentally compare Nokia 9 or with whatever name HMD launches Nokia Flagship with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus as a benchmark. Nokia fans will also remember that Samsung’s ascent in phones almost began with Nokia’s decline.


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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  • Arthur

    In the Android space, I think it’s best to agree that Samsung is in their own league, they have been and will continue to be the torch bearer for the Android platform for some time to come and i don’t see any indication of that changing with the S8 and future Galaxy devices. The best HMD can hope for with the new Nokia branded phones is to at least reach the popularity of LG or Motorola or from a worldwide perspective, Xiaomi or Huawei which both brands individually sell more units than LG and Motorola combined. Samsung level success seems more and more unattainable, just ask those OEMs (LG specifically) who have been trying for years in some cases with the more appealing device but don’t have the recognition of Samsung.

    All that aside, if this flagship Nokia 9 has most of the specs that are rumored, SD835, 4-6GB of RAM, 64-128GB Storage, S8/LG G6 level camera or better and with a decent marketing campaign then it might have a chance (still a big IF) of getting noticed.

    At least here in the US, people have the attention span of a flea and Nokia has been out of this market long enough that those buying a large number of the phones have no real clue who Nokia is or their mobile history. HMD has a very uphill battle on their hands and they need to play their hands right.

  • Everson

    I don’t think that nokia needs to beat samsung. For instance, what they really NEED to do is a well executed product. Good design, good battery life, great camera (not necessarely zeiss, but would be nice), glance screen, good performance, stock android and right price. If they pull this off, they will succeed. Innovation is great, but they don’t look to be in position to have the resources to risk anything, like a mclaren type device. If they fail at this point, they are doomed.

  • apamau

    No need to beat and nothing to beat, Samsung is the new Nokia.. that’s the feeling i have now which a lot more innovation from samsung nowaday which everyone is trying to copy.

    also the 360 gear is something cool, for mass consumer market. Nokia may need another 2 years to catch up. really giving up hope on the nokia “flagship”. what nokia can do is try to copy samsung, then 2-3 years, over take. that’s they way i see it.