Nokia has returned to the smartphone industry with Nokia 3310, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, just in time before it leaves the minds of people. HMD Global, which is responsible for the return of the once popular brand, is now said to be preparing to release a few more handsets, especially the flagship named Nokia 9. And it would turn out to be a flagship killer if leaked details of the device are anything to go by.

Samsung has already released Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi has launched Mi 6. However, other flagships like Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are yet to hit the stores. Nokia is also set to release its flagship named Nokia 9 in the second half of this year, which means it will take on the high-end handsets released this year.

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So, will Nokia 9 be good enough to kill the flagships of 2017?

Well, it's too early to draw a conclusion as some devices are still a few months away from release, but going by what we have heard, it appears like Nokia 9 will give its counterparts a run for their money. The upcoming Nokia device will run on Android Nougat operating system and not Windows, which is a huge transition that fans of the brand will welcome.

Nokia 9 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch QHD OLED display with a 1,440x2,560 resolution, come packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, run an Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system, and feature IP68 water-and-dust resistant certification, fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and an OZO audio.

It is also expected to come packed with a 6GB RAM and a 64GB/128GB internal memory (with microSD card slot), mount a 22MP PDAF with Zeiss optics (dual lens) and a 12MP front-snapper, and house a 3,800mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support. It is expected to come with a price tag of $699.

There are conflicting reports on the release date of Nokia 9. Some reports have suggested that it could come in July or August, while others have put it at June 2. However, the company is yet to announce the exact date.