Nokia 9 Surfaces On GeekBench, Providing More Evidence For Snapdragon 835 As Its Processor

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Dec 20, 2017

The Nokia 9 is heading towards launch. After a brief lull, the rumor mill is producing a lot of information for it. This flow is aided by its FCC listing as well. However, the Nokia 9 is no stranger to the mill. Information for the device is surfacing regularly for most of 2017. It’s the break in this flow of information which regenerates interest. After all, HMD Global’s about to end its first smartphone run with Nokia. Now, we’ve got another benchmark for you. Take a look below for more details.

Nokia 9 GeekBench Listing Confirms Snapdragon 835 As Its Processor; Features Approximately 6GB RAM

The Nokia 9 is an interesting smartphone, that’s for sure. HMD will pull an LG next year. As the flagship world moves to second generation 10nm processors, Nokia’s content to play it safe. The company’s current high-end device features every 2017 flagship smartphone specification on paper; save an edge to edge OLED display. Those aren’t easy to come by, evidenced by the iPhone X’s production ‘hiccups’.

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One segment that we wholly expect the smartphone to improve is rear camera performance. Nokia rushed into things with the Nokia 8. While the smartphone does feature a dual camera setup, it’s way off par from the best of them. To this effect, we’ve heard details of a change in camera specifications surface as well. After all, a solid camera performance is absolutely necessary for high-end smartphones.

Today’s benchmark more or less confirms earlier details. It mentions the Snapdragon 835 but interestingly, doesn’t show up under search results. Apart from the processor, the device is running on Android 8. Score results aren’t particularly impressive, but given that pre-launch devices don’t generally fare well, true conclusions for the Nokia 9’s performance will only be evident once the device launches. A big upgrade for it is an edge to edge OLED display. The feature itself is enough to define classification brackets. Users really don’t like bezels, and with the latest tech, all you get is screen.

With a strong run this year, we should expect HMD to be back swinging in 2018. After all, it takes time to gain a footing in the smartphone world. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Pixel lineup. Google launches excellent devices each year, but they always exhibit a clear lack of experience. Will HMD improve? We’ll find out. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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Source: GeekBench