Amid reports that Nokia is working on a flagship phone that will take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and HTC U11, an alleged Nokia 9 has just made a stop on benchmarking platform Geekbench with specs that confirm its flagship status.
The unnamed Nokia phone carries model number TA-1012 and even though there’s no mention of the Nokia 9, we’ve previously heard reports that HDM Global is working on a flagship phone with this name. In the recent weeks, we’ve seen several leaked model numbers of the alleged Nokia 9, including TA-1004 and TA-1052.
With the appearance of another variant with model number TA-1012, it’s an indicator that the company has plans to unveil the Nokia 9 in several market-dependent variants, something that isn’t new to HMD Global at all. We’ve seen it happening with the current Nokia phones in the market – Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.
In addition to confirming the new model number of the Nokia 9, the benchmarks also gave us a highlight of the specs to expect when the phone comes out. Being a flagship handset, there’s a Snapdragon 835 SoC running the show alongside a RAM of 4GB, same as what you find in other flagship phones in the market.
It gets even better when it comes to the software, where you get Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Given that the benchmarks are from the old Geekbench 3.4.1, the scores are a bit high, where the phone recorded single-core scores of 2237 and multi-core scores of 7587. It won’t be long before the same phone appears in the newer Geekbench 4.
Other than these, the benchmarks have nothing else to offer in terms of Nokia 9 specs and features. But previous rumors have suggested that the phone will pack a dual camera on the back, a 5.5-inch QHD display and could possibly get a high-end variant with more RAM.