With the recent launch of Apple's 10th-anniversary flagship smartphone, the iPhone X, most of the public's attention is now on the Cupertino-based giant's upcoming device. However, Android smartphone manufacturers such as nokia aren't resting just on their laurels amidst the big Apple hype. According to a report from GSM Arena, Nokia is apparently already on the brink of unveiling its latest flagship device this year in the form of the all-new Nokia 9. The upcoming smartphone has even made appearances online through different leaks and renders on different social media websites that showcase its new design.

Leaked renders

Digital renders have recently made their way online, which shows the company following in the footsteps of its South Korean competitors.

According to newly posted images on Twitter (as seen below), the upcoming device will apparently be sporting a bezel-less display covered in 3D curved glass. The edge-to-edge display is quite similar to Samsung's approach with its Galaxy S Edge offerings as is the utilization of a curved glass to cover it.

New design

According to a post on the Chinese website Baidu, Nokia may be using an AMOLED display on its upcoming Nokia 9 flagship, with the unit fully housed in curved glass, both the front and back. Some tech enthusiasts have predicted that Nokia may be going with a larger screen than the Nokia 8's 5.3-inch display.

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However, others have argued that Nokia will likely not go beyond 5.5 inches. The use of an edge-to-edge design may also let the company use a larger screen without necessarily increasing the size of the device itself.

Another design change that can be seen in the recently published renders is the apparent lack of a home button up front. Unfortunately, Nokia may not really go as far as implementing its own facial recognition system, but it has transferred its standard fingerprint scanner, typically found on the home button at the front, to the back of the device. The fingerprint reader is shown sitting right below the alleged dual Carl Zeiss lenses, which should be quite easy to reach and will be natural to use for most people.

Other features

Speaking of the camera, the upcoming Nokia 9 is speculated to use the same dual camera system that is found on the Nokia 8, namely an array of IMX 258 sensors. The device is also expected to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, but it may be possible for Nokia to go with the Snapdragon 845 if their development schedule allows it. The Nokia 9 is expected to come with an IP69 certification and will likely cost somewhere around $900.