Nokia 9 reappears on Geekbench
Nokia 9, codenamed 'Unknown Heart', reappears on Geekbench with Snapdragon 835 and 8GB RAM

Nokia's highly-anticipated flagship Nokia 9 aka 'Unknown Heart' has recently been spotted in a new Geekbench report, suggesting that the handset will feature 8GB of RAM instead of 4GB as depicted in the previous Geekbench listing.

Going by the new Geekbench results, it is being speculated that Nokia 9 could indeed ship two different variants, as we have seen two different system memory configurations for the same model on two subsequent Geekbench listings.

It is not yet known if Nokia is trying a desperate comeback to the mid-range smartphone market, which is dominated by the likes of Xiaomi and OnePlus, with its 8GB offering on the Nokia 9. OnePlus 5 is also rumoured to feature similar specifications at the time of its launch.

Among other key specifications, the latest Geekbench listing confirms the device will be powered by a Qualcomm 1.9GHz octa-core processor, which has been identified as the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. The listing also shows 8GB of RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat pre-installed on the Nokia 9.

Meanwhile, folks at FrAndroid have leaked a few key specifications for the handset, claiming to have laid their hands on the Nokia 9 prototype. As per the leak, the handset will include dual 13MP rear camera, a 5.2in WQHD (1440x2560 pixels) display, 4GB or 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Other rumoured specifications for the handset include Adreno 540GPU, 3,800mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0 support and 64 or 128GB storage option.

On the camera front, it is expected to equip the latest Carl Zeiss lens both at the front and back, featuring a dual camera setup at the rear. A Galaxy S8-like Iris scanner is also expected to feature on the Nokia 9, besides the industry standard IP68 dust and water resistance certification.

As far as the release date is concerned, the Nokia 9 has a tentative launch date set for sometime between July and August.

Nokia 9 8GB model spotted on Geekbench
Nokia 9 8GB model spotted on Geekbench

Coming to the weird benchmark results, the handset scores 769 points in single-core test and 1630 points in multi-core test with 8GB RAM as opposed to the previous results of 1815 points for single-core and 6278 points for multi-core test with 4GB RAM.

Consequently, the mysteriously odd Geekbench results have raised serious doubts on the performance potential of the 8GB variant for Nokia 9.