While HMD Global is busy in updating its existing Nokia smartphone lineup with the latest Android experience, a protective case of the unannounced Nokia 9 has emerged online. The case, listed on Amazon's UK site, suggests a fragile curved-glass display panel of the upcoming Nokia flagship. Some previous rumours have claimed that the smartphone will feature an OLED display and come in an IP68-certified build.
Amazon has listed the carbon fibre design-featuring Nokia 9 case that shows the entire build of the smartphone. The case highlights the curved glass on the Nokia 9 with rounded edges on the left and right sides. The curved panel appears in the listed renders make the Nokia 9 looks similar to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and BlackBerry Priv. Further, the protective case hints a thin-bezel display with 18:9 aspect ratio that is likely to be packed on a metal frame.
Due to its minimal bezels on the front, the Nokia 9 would have a fingerprint scanner on the back - as spotted in the pictures of the listed case. The back of the smartphone also features a dual-camera setup, paired with an LED flash and a secondary microphone.
The bottom view of the Nokia 9 case reveals a USB Type-C port alongside a loudspeaker grill. The handset is also likely to have a 3.5mm audio jack, which is no longer a part of many flagship smartphones nowadays.
Interestingly, Amazon is selling the protective case at a price of GBP 3.88 (approximately Rs. 335), though the Nokia 9 is yet to be announced. The case is available in a list of colour options, including Black, Blue, and Red among others.
This is not the first time when the Nokia 9 has surfaced on the Internet. An early mockup showing the front and back of the new Nokia smartphone spotted online last month. Similarly, a concept video of the handset emerged recently to suggest some of the key areas of advancements by the Finnish company.
Some initial reports suggested that HMD Global will launch the Nokia 9 with a price tag of EUR 750 (roughly Rs. 57,200). Moreover, the listing of its case leads us to presume that the smartphone would be unveiled sometime before the end of this year.