Leaked design sketches suggest that Nokia is determined to get our attention with a dual camera module. Their future handset is set to employ a Zeiss lens, nonetheless #mobilemagic
After showing off three Nokia smartphones at MWC 2017 and a re-imagined Nokia 3310, the company is back at it. HMD Global is set to launch a premium smartphone with a dual camera that would put in the first line of “battle”, next to Huawei, LG or Oppo. This rumor comes from China, where design sketches of the rumored phone surfaced on Baidu. Leakster Nokibar got ahold of the initial design sketch, revealing almost the same design language as Nokia 6 and 5.
While the front is very similar to Nokia 6, as the fingerprint sensor and touch button are located in the same area, the back is more curved, recalling the Lumia design. Nokibar drew them himself in a vertical position, so you can see the design pitch better:
HMD Global is evidently trying to make up for lost time. Nokia phones spent quite some time under Microsoft rule and it didn’t go as well as expected. If HMD wants to make Nokia-branded phones relevant again, partnering up with Zeiss for optics and offering a dual camera module is the way to go.
Nonetheless, this is just a sketch; there’s no guarantee Nokia 9 will retail in this form. If it would though, would it be a great replacement for your current phone?