Nokia 9 to be a separate, larger release
At the start of the Nokia 8 journey, the device was referred to as the Nokia 9, but further information clarified that it was, in fact, the Nokia 8. The Nokia 8 was finally released yesterday, with it being the OEM's first flagship device. HMD Global representatives have hinted at the release of another device, the real Nokia 9 this time out, that will have a larger display than the 5.3" one on the Nokia 8.
"The design of the Nokia 8 was the result of an excellent dialogue between us and consumers. We really got completely satisfactory feedback from users from our surveyed group who liked the display in the form that we did," Neil Broadley, HMD Global's Head of Product Marketing was reported as saying. "So we believe that our decision regarding the display is absolutely correct. It is also important to note that Nokia has never been a brand that follows others. We are not here to compete with Samsung or Apple. We are here for consumers and this is a huge difference, as we focus on what will be best for users."
A 5.3" flagship is becoming quite the rarity, as most flagships nestle comfortably in the 5.7" range—bar a few like the Honor and MI offerings. The Nokia 8 is proof that the OEM is mostly consumer-focused, as most power users prefer smaller devices.
Sources expect the Nokia 9 to be a device that caters to the trending flagship demographic, with it also being expected to feature up to 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and an IP68 rating.