In the era of the fast digital world, anything that catches someone’s eye can spread across the globe pretty fast. It hasn’t been long since one of the tipsters got their hands on some sketches, allegedly of the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 smartphones, that Nokia is expected to launch sometime in the third quarter this year. We were expecting an announcement at the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona; Nokia only announced low and mid-ranged devices there, however.

In the latest leaks, a tipster released some ‘leaked’ sketches of what appear to be Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 smartphones on NokiaPowerUser. The images have gone viral since then and are being ‘considered as authentic’ leaked images. The images show a Nokia 9 phone with very thin bezels and no physical power button on Nokia 9. Both the phones appear to sport a vertical dual-camera setup and a fingerprint sensor mounted below the camera module. Both phones will be equipped with a dual-led flash.

The home button of the Nokia 9 is said to on the rear panel of the phone, while that of the Nokia 8 is apparently on the front. Due to this, we can see the larger top and bottom bezels on the Nokia 8. Both the phones will have a ‘bar’ form factor and are rectangular in shape.

Nokia 8 will be relatively cheaper than the Nokia 9, which is being called the flagship device from Nokia. Both the phones will run on the latest Android v7.1 Nougat OS and will have a huge memory for seamless multitasking. Also, the camera on both the phones will sport a Carl-Zeiss Lens for superb image capture; not to mention the rumored 22MP sensor on the Nokia 9 will be a crime! Another feature that will be unique to the Nokia 9 is said to be Nokia OZO audio technology, which will give an immersive audio experience to its users.

Overall, the Nokia 9, being the flagship phone from Nokia, will be a tough contender for the number one position. Having had a long history of making durable, quality and robust phones, Nokia seems keen on getting its position as the number one phone makers back. With the expected features of the Nokia 9, even Samsung might have to suffer sleepless nights. We’re anticipating the performance of the Nokia 9 to beat even the likes of iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 3T.

To sum up, it is too early to say that these images are authentic, at least according to us. We would say, HMD Global is indeed taking some bold steps to take control of its business and rule the smartphone market. We liked the images though, and if they turn out to be authentic, we would be glad to have a phone with those looks in our hands. Afterall, all of us have once been loyal Nokia customers.