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Nokia 9 Designed To Compete With Galaxy S8; The New Device Could Be More Appealing Than Samsung's Flagship

Apr 19, 2017 03:31 AM EDT

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Recent updates suggest that Nokia's flagship device, the Nokia 9 could be a more appealing device than the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus. According to reports, recent leaks about Nokia 9 indicates that the device would likely be a more appealing rival compared to Samsung's 2017 flagships.The Nokia 9 would likely be unveiled by the developer at the end of July, but it is reported that the device would likely not be available for purchase until later this year, due to the nonavailability of Snapdragon 835 at launch.

New updates suggest that the device is designed to compete with both Galaxy 8 and iPhone 8. it is reported that the upcoming Nokia 9 would likely feature an edge-to-edge all-screen design, a home button and fingerprint sensor located to the rear below a dual lens dual flash camera setup that looks better than that of Samsung.

The Nokia 9 is also expected to cost $699, which is roughly £565/AU$935. The price tag is not as expensive as Samsung Galaxy S8 that cost $724/£689/AU$1,199, according to Tech Radar. It is rumored that the Nokia 9 will sport a 5.5-inch QHD screen, Snapdragon 835 chipset, a 22MP dual-lens camera, an iris scanner, 6GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, dust, and water resistant build and a 3,800mAh battery.

As the Nokia 9 is still on the way it seems that fans are impressed by the new Galaxy S8 that has now created a new impression about the developer considering the incident of the Galaxy Note 7 explosions last year. It is believed that Samsung has made necessary corrections and upgrades on its new flagship devices and battery explosions are the least expected occurrence of the smartphones.

Beyond the competition from Nokia 9, recent updates reveal the possibility that Samsung might not have met the expectations of fans and that the new Galaxy S8 may just face a similar threat to that which the Galaxy Note 7 suffered. According to BGR, a YouTube channel, TechRex performed a drop test for the Galaxy S8 a few days ago. According to the report, the test revealed that the Galaxy S8 made of glass is not a drop-proof.

The report also states that the device was also sent to YouTube channel, What's Inside? which then collaborated with JerryRigEverything to destroy the device. It is reported that the 9-minute clip showcased a crude disintegration of the Galaxy S8 in favor of Nokia 9. It also revealed an immediate swelling of the battery after coming in contact with an electric saw, thereby insights the fear of the possibility of the battery going ablaze.

Although the battery swells up, heats up, drips liquid, smokes and smells bad, there was no spark and no fire. therefore, the test suggests that even with the possibility of swelling, the Galaxy S8 will not face a similar fate to the Galaxy Note 7. With this development, many conclude that the Nokia 9 is even better.

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