When the Nokia 8 Sirocco arrived in February at MWC we told you it was the Nokia 9 we'd been waiting for. And it was, sort of. We also pointed out that it was running a 2017 Snapdragon 835 processor rather than the 2018 Snapdragon 845, and we've since learned this is because - obviously - the Nokia 8 Sirocco was the 'Nokia 9 2017' and the Nokia 9 2018 is yet to come. 

However, talk has now turned away from the Nokia 9 and toward the Nokia 10, a suspected flagship phone with five camera lenses at the rear. Whatever it's called, it's almost certainly going to be unveiled in October.

When is the Nokia 9 release date?

According to Nokia Power User the Nokia 9 will go on sale by the end of 2018.

Low and behold there is a Nokia event on 4 October at 5pm BST. this could well be the Nokia 9 (or 10).

How much will the Nokia 9 cost?

It's common sense to assume the flagship Nokia 9 will cost more than the Nokia 8 Sirocco, which costs £649. With this in mind we'd expect the Nokia 9 to be priced around £700-£750.

What are the rumoured features and specifications for the Nokia 9?

The most exciting rumour we've heard about the upcoming Nokia 9 is that it will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, which is of course the tech we are hoping to see in the Galaxy S10 and OnePlus 6T. If Nokia can get out ahead of its rivals with that tech it could be garnering column inches for all the right reasons.

Nokia Power User claims this rumour has been confirmed by one of its trusted sources in China, but that this source also says the Nokia 9 could sport a screen notch in order to maximise screen area.

Other specification rumours include a Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, a Zeiss 22Mp dual-lens camera and a larger 5.7in Quad-HD+ POLED screen.

We'd expect it to feature the same high-end tech as the Nokia 8 Sirocco, which means you can also look forward to Qi wireless charging and IP67 waterproofing. There's no headphone jack on that phone, so expect to rely on USB-C for audio here, too.

We'll bring you more Nokia 9 rumours as we hear them.

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