Nokia A1 Plus aka Nokia 9 with in-display fingerprint sensor tipped for IFA 2018 launch: The HMD Global unveiled and launched a high-end Nokia 8 Sirocco on the beginning of this year, 2018, and while the phone arrived with a very premium design and top-notch specs, one cannot really regard this as the 2018 flagship smartphone.
The company has already unveiled a swing of budget to mid-range Nokia phones which is range from the Nokia 1 to the Nokia 7 Plus, that is yet to unveiled but a flagship Nokia phone.
Though, as per a new report now details a Nokia flagship, internally touted as the Nokia A1 Plus, will be perhaps arrive in the near future anyway.
As per a a report by the Winfuture’s Roland Quandt, said, that the HMD is working on a high-end Nokia smartphone which is being regarded as the A1 Plus internally, but this will be launched as the Nokia 9.
This would make sense considering, the 2017, flagship was regarded as the Nokia 8. The Nokia A1 Plus will not arrive with the premium trimmings of 2018, but these are the amin focus and highlight feature that can be seen in the display fingerprint sensor of the gadget.
The report further said that the HMD will add an in-display fingerprint sensor which will be very akin to the one used by the Vivo X21 UD phone also.
It seems that, HMD faced can some some difficulties in making the under display fingerprint sensor that is also reliable and fast.
On the other hand, it looks like the company has found a workaround which is by using a thinner glass cover that can be seen on the top of the display phone.
This is obviously, also means that the Nokia A1 Plus will use an OLED display that can be perhaps supplied by the LG Display.
The reason that people can address the Nokia 8 Sirocco a true 2018 flagship because the phone uses last year’s Snapdragon 835 chipset.
On the other hand, The Nokia A1 Plus, will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 chip with a peak clock speed of 2.8GHz. The report does not add any detail further about the RAM or storage option.
Cameras will also be an important focus on the Nokia A1 Plus, or Nokia 9. In spite using Zeiss-branded optics for most Nokia phones from the earlier 2 years, none of the phones have seen a great or the wonderful response with regards to photography.
This can be soon change as Quandt reports that cameras will play a main role on the Nokia A1 Plus, but HMD calls it a “high risk” and an assortment of hindrances or the hurdles had to be overcome anyway.
This is when the Nokia A1 Plus will see the light of day, nothing is tangible though.
The HMD initially hoped for a mid-2018 start on to launch, but thanks to some development issues, that we can see the flagship sometime during the second half of 2018, possibly in August or September.
The report adds further that HMD could glass case and display the phone at IFA 2018 in Berlin.