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. Many tech sites revealed that both Nokia 9 and its next generation Nokia 8 will have customized experience for Chinese market.
It has been confirmed, by the Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, that the Nokia 3 will skip Nougat and will directly jump on board the Oreo train. Both will be redone for China market, which likely involves extraordinary ROMs where Google services have been supplanted by local choices.
The report went on to claim that the Nokia 9 won't be the only device to be announced at the scheduled event but come with 2018 version of the Nokia 8 which could be dubbed as Nokia 8 (2018). The Nokia 9 will be HMD's true flagship smartphone with all the current generation flagship smartphone features, whereas the Nokia 8 (2018) will be an incremental update to the already existing Nokia 8. Nokia 9 has also leaked in images which shows the phone to come in three colour variants - black, blue and silver. Now coming to Nokia 8 (2018), there is no specific report on how much may HMD global price the phone - but chances are that it may come with nearly the similar price as the Nokia 8.
The MyDrivers report has also leaked the alleged pricing of this phone. The Nokia 3 is powered by a powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor and comes with a 5-inch HD display with 720x1280 pixel resolution. The Nokia 9 will reportedly retail at 3,699 yuan ($560) for the 64GB internal storage variant and 4,199 yuan ($635) for the 128GB internal storage variant. Nokia 8's 2018 edition may also fall somewhat at the similar price segment. The Snapdragon 835 chipset, a dual camera at the back, and IP67 water and dust protection round out what is shaping up to be an excellent mid-range phone. It will come with dual rear camera setup and house a bezel-less display. There will be no 3.5mm audio jack on the phone.