Yesterday it was reported that a French Android website somehow managed to obtain a prototype for the much hyped Nokia 9 smartphone. Unfortunately, the website did not say much apart from what it thinks about the design of the phone. However, for those who are curious, it seems like the phone just made its way into popular benchmarking tools like GeekBench.
In the said GeekBench entry, the Nokia 9 was hidden under the name HMD Global TA-1004. The said device packs quite a punch that will surely make an Android fan drool over its impressive specs.
For starters, the Nokia 9 sports a Snapdragon 835 chip that is paired with 4GB of RAM and runs the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. On the single-core score, it managed to edge out popular flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The Nokia 9 scored 2255 points on single-core processing which puts it next to the iPhone 7 Plus.
On the other hand, its impressive multi-core score somehow put it in first place against pretty much all of the current flagships in the market. On the GeekBench website, the Nokia 9 got a score of 7770 on multi-core-processing; an almost 200-point gain versus the Xiaomi Mi 6.
Unfortunately, there is no way of verifying the validity of the scores although the entry does seem legitimate. Nokia is yet to confirm if the said benchmark scores are indeed for its upcoming flagship phone.
It seems like Nokia is hellbent on being one of the best device makers in the market; as it was once. Its current line of device, the Nokia 3, 5, and 6, are currently on sale with the latter breaking previous sales records. On the other hand, its iconic Nokia 3310 also made a comeback along with the new mid-tier Android phones.
Until this point, it is still uncertain when exactly Nokia and HMD Global will release the Nokia 9. However, there are reports the Nokia might unveil the said phone sometime in the third quarter of 2017. For more updates on the Nokia 9, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.