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Nokia’s flagship Android phone could make the Galaxy S8 look lame

Nokia 9 vs. Galaxy S8 Specs

The Galaxy S8 is the hottest Android handset that money can buy right now, but HMD and Nokia may be working on a flagship Android device that might deliver even better specs than Samsung’s top phone.

According to a tip received by NokiaPowerUser , HMD’s upcoming flagship might be called Nokia 9.

The phone may feature an iris scanner and a QHD OLED display measuring 5.5 inches. Other specs include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB and 128GB storage options, 3800 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 technology, fingerprint scanner, IP68 water and dust certification, and Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

Assuming the report is accurate, the Nokia 9 may match some of the Galaxy S8’s specs, while offering more RAM and a 128GB storage option. Most Galaxy S8 versions ship with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, aside from the Chinese version.

The exciting Nokia 9 features concern the cameras and sound experience.

The report says the phone will feature a 22-megapixel dual lens Carl-Zeiss camera on the back and a 12-megapixel front camera. Finally, the rumor indicates that the Nokia 9 may be the first smartphone to support Nokia OZO audio. That’s a spatial audio technology with 3D capture and playback support, that’s going to be ready to deliver immersive VR-ready sound — check out the demo below.

It’s unclear at this time when the Nokia 9 will launch or how much it’ll costs. In the meantime, you can always go for a cheaper Nokia Android phone, including the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 that should hit stores soon.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.