During the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 event, Nokia unveiled three affordable mobile devices, namely the Nokia 3, 5 and 6. But, the Nokia 9 Android smartphone was nowhere in sight, which could indicate that the device will likely have its own launch event this year. The Nokia 8, on the other hand, will be made official on July 31.

According to The Inquirer, the Scandinavian retailer made it known that the next flagship device of HMD Global, dubbed as the Nokia 8, will be up for grabs on July 31. The smartphone will be available for €589 or around £520/$679.

Nokia 8 specs

The Nokia 8 smartphone will further come packed with a 5.3-inch QHD OLED display, a built-in iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, and 13MP dual snapper with optical image stabilization. The device will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset, Adreno 540 GPU, 6GB/8GB RAM and a 64GB/128GB of internal storage. The smartphone will also boast a 3,800mAh battery, quick charge support, unibody aluminum chassis with IP68 certification, and runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box.

Meanwhile, according to Christian Post, with HMD (the firm behind the new Nokia handsets) still mum about the new flagship Nokia 9 smartphone, several sources claimed that the upcoming mobile device will not roll out until the third quarter of this year.

The Finnish company could pitch in a hint about the mobile device as late as August. The Nokia 9 smartphone might be unleashed at the end of the third quarter if not, the device might be available during the holiday season.

Nokia 9 features

The Nokia 9 Android smartphone is anticipated to come along with a 5.3-inch QHD Organic LED display.

The mobile device is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor with an Adreno 540 GPU support and paired with a 6GB to 8GB of RAM.

The smartphone will be up for grabs in different variants - a 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. The device is expected to arrive with a fingerprint reader and a built-in iris scanner.

The build of the smartphone will be a single-block aluminum frame with certified IP68 for water and dust resistance. The Nokia 9 will also boast a 3,800 mAH battery.

As reported by Tech Advisor, as HMD Global has collaborated with the German manufacturer of optical systems, Zeiss, the device is expected to come with Carl Zeiss’ 13MP dual camera setup. The camera set up might come along with an optical image stabilization as well as a 4K video recording.