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Rumors indicate the Nokia 9 and a refreshed Nokia 8 will launch on January 19

And now, it is again in news for reportedly working on the successor of its flagship smartphone, Nokia 8, monikered as Nokia 9. Amidst all the rumours, a new report coming from China reveals that HMD Global will be hosting an event to launch the Nokia 9 on Jan 19.

The Finnish company, which has released several devices this year after acquiring Nokia, is holding an event on January 19, 2018 in China and the much-hyped Nokia 9 is expected to be announced on the day, according to a report by My Drivers site (in Chinese).

Chinese publication MyDrivers reported that HMD Global may launch the Nokia 9 and the next-generation Nokia 8 with a customized experience for the Chinese market. HMD Global's Juho Sarvikas on Saturday confirmed the ongoing developments. Both the phone are expected to be launched initially in China and will hit other markets, including India later next year. Nokia 9 has also leaked in images which shows the phone to come in three colour variants - black, blue and silver.

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However, although 2017 launch looks nearly certain, Chinese media Mydrivers is confident that the Nokia 9 won't arrive this year.

There's even pricing information for the Nokia 9 - the 6GB/64GB model will go for CNY 3,699 ($558) while the 6GB/128GB variant will sell for CNY 4,199 ($634). The handset's back cover leaked few days back revealing the dual rear camera setup with LED flash and rear mounted fingerprint sensor. And now, the company is in the process of treating its customers for its budget smartphone - the Nokia 3, with the goodness of Oreo. The Nokia 8 was launched back in the September and now the new phone is expected to be launched at a cost of Rs 36,999.

The new report suggests that both the phones, including Nokia 9 and Nokia 8 2018 edition may come with some very similar features like - 18:9 display and will be powered by Qualcomm's latest processor Snapdragon 835 chipset. There will be no 3.5mm audio jack on the phone.

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