Imagine you were the biggest name in the telecom industry a while ago. Then you lost your mojo. Then the awakening happened and you have been trying to reclaim that title ever since and have a seat at the big table. What, do you, do?
Nokia went from big guns to total bust, super fast. Some argue, that they were too proud and that led them to have an ego, the size of a brontosaurus. Some say, that they believed their systems were far too superior to modify at any level. But what happened, happened and there seems no coming back from the abyss they have fallen into.
The Windows thing, however brief, didn’t really get them anywhere. Fast forward some time more and they came out with the the Nokia 3 smartphone with an Android Version 7, middle of last year. Then came the 5, 6 and 8 (also called the sirocco). But as things stand, none of these phones were good enough to put up a ﬁght with the likes of Apple, Google, Samsung, or even the economy players like VIVO or LG or Lenovo.
However, now there is chatter in the back alleys of mobile tech world, that Nokia is once again gearing up with their latest attempt to create a ﬂagship, the Nokia 9. And if this chatter is to be believed, they may have just had the least creative idea in the rule book. Take all the good/ attractive things from the all the players out their, add no value of their own, ﬁt them all in yet another chassis that looks like all the other phones out there and slap the 5 letter word on the back, NOKIA!
If the rumours are to be believed, here is what the Nokia 9 will offer. Under Display Fingerprint scanner (UD), which we have already seen on the VIVO X20 Plus UD. It will also go bezel-lessand therefore have an on screen notch, again taken from the mighty X, as is. And with the Android P supporting the notch, it kinda makes sense for phone manufacturers to go that way. Who cares if the “pioneer” tag remains with Apple.
The tech spec leaks suggest that Nokia 9 will run on a Snapdragon 845 chipset, with up to 8GB of RAM. The only thing we can be sure of (like 98.3%!?) is that will sport good Zeiss glass, both front and back. What remains to be seen is wether they take the Apple dual camera approach or the Pixel smart single camera setup.
Reports from China state that this phone might see the light of day in the Q3 at the earliest. And if that is the case, Nokia, by then, will probably have lost the edge of UD ﬁnger print scanner experience to Galaxy Note 9 (of which there are no high hopes) that is scheduled to be released in the next couple of months.
Nokia, as a brand, will however remain to be that player, who has scored all there is to score, create a tall order of records under their belt, change the game, albeit many times over. So in essence, Nokia is the Micheal Schumacher of telecom. And who on this planet, in their right minds, can hate Micheal?