Saturday, 16 December 2017

Tech news: Nokia 9, Nokia 6 (2018) Said to Receive 3C Certification, Mystery Nokia Models Spotted



While HMD Global is preparing new Android updates
for its existing smartphone portfolio, the rumoured
Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 smartphones have
reportedly reached China's 3C (China Compulsory
Certification). A couple of new Nokia smartphones
with model number TA-1062 and TA-1077 have also
surfaced on a Chinese certification site. The ongoing
developments suggest that the Finnish company would
soon expand its lineup with the fresh models to bolster
the comeback of Nokia in the smartphone market.
The 3C certification of the Nokia 9 and Nokia 6
(2018) doesn't reveal any details on the part of its
specifications. However, it confirms that the handsets
will soon be exported from China. As reported by
DealnTech, the Nokia 9 is listed on the 3C site with a
model number TA-1042, whereas the Nokia 6 (2018)
has been spotted as TA-1054. There is also a
speculation that the Nokia 9 will come in two other
variants with model number TA-1005 and TA-1009.
Earlier this month, the Nokia 6 (2018) received
TENAA certification in China - with a matching model
number of TA-1054. Some early rumours claimed that
the smartphone will have a similar design language as
the Nokia 7 and will come with an 18:9 display. Also,
it is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard
storage, and a dual camera setup on the back with the
company's iconic Bothie feature.
The Nokia 6 (2018) would join the launch of the
Nokia 9 that is reportedly set for January 19. This is
the same date on which the Nokia 6 was unveiled this
year. Further, HMD is rumoured to bring an upgraded
version of the Nokia 8 alongside the Nokia 9 and the
Nokia 6 (2018). The new Nokia 8 would be among
the mysterious models that has been spotted in a
Chinese certification, which has been spotted by
NokiaMob.net. The certification, however, doesn't
reveal any details apart from the presence of TDD-
LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth on the unannounced Nokia
smartphones.
Among the three smartphones that are expected to be
unveiled in China next month, the Nokia 9 is highly
expected to be the most superior offering by HMD.
Some recent reports suggested that the Nokia 9 would
carry a 5.5-inch QHD display and a Qualcomm
Snapdragon 835 SoC. A protective case that was
spotted on Amazon's UK site last month points to a
curved-glass display on the new Nokia smartphone,
similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and BlackBerry
Priv.
The Nokia 9 is claimed to go on sale in China in three
variants - one with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage at
CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 36,000), while the other
one with 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage for
CNY 4,199 (approximately Rs. 40,900).
Furthermore, all the new Nokia smartphones are
expected to run Android Oreo out of the box with
Project Treble support.