HMD Global has resurrected the Nokia brand by releasing the Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8, but it’s also developing another handset that could challenge other high-end flagship smartphones. HMD’s next smartphone will be the Nokia 9 and it has very thin bezels and a pair of dual cameras on the back.

Notorious leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) and Compareraja have collaborated once again to deliver the first look at HMD Global’s Nokia 9 flagship smartphone. They have published a series of high-resolution renders of the Nokia 9 and leaked some of its specs.

According to their sources, the Nokia 9 will have a 5.5-inch quad HD AMOLED display. Like the most recent flagship smartphones that have been announced, the Nokia 9 will also feature a design that’s nearly bezel-less. The new renders don’t actually show how thin the bezels are on the handset, since Compareraja and Hemmerstoffer don’t actually have information on the display’s outline. What the leakers are sure of however is that the Nokia 9 will have curved edges, which are pretty similar to the design of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphones.

Inside, the Nokia 9 is believed to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the same chipset that’s on other notable flagship smartphones like the S8, Note 8, the HTC U11 and Google’s new Pixel 2 handsets. The Nokia 9 is speculated to have 4GB of RAM and may have 64GB and 128GB storage options.

On the back, the Nokia 9 will have a pair of dual cameras, which are tipped to either have 12 or 13 megapixel sensors. The placement of the dual cameras on the Nokia 9 are a bit peculiar. The camera module is dead center on the upper portion of the handset’s back and is placed vertically. Perhaps HMD Global is avoiding the possibility of criticism that it’s copying the iPhone 7 Plus or the 8 Plus’ design, but that’s just speculation. The camera module itself looks pretty similar to Apple’s design already and protrudes from the back of the handset.

Right beneath the cameras is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which should be a relief for many who aren’t fans of any facial recognition technology. The Nokia 9 is also expected to come with all the other usual Nokia features, like OZO audio and microphones for active noise cancellation.

On the bottom edge of the Nokia 9 render, it comes with a single speaker and USB Type-C port. Unfortunately, the headphone jack is missing once again. Perhaps the Nokia 9 will ship with USB-C headphones along with a 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, which has usually been the case with other Android phone manufacturers that have removed the headphone jack.

Details on pricing and availability weren’t given, but a leak from earlier this week suggested that the Nokia 9 might be announced sometime in early 2018 alongside the budget-friendly Nokia 2 and the mid-range Nokia 7, according to Phone Arena. The Nokia 9 may possibly arrive with Android Oreo onboard.

In other Nokia-related news, HMD Global has confirmed that the Nokia 8 will not be available in the United States after all. Rex Fryover, HMD Global’s head of sales in the U.S., confirmed via email that the Nokia 8 “is not properly banded for the U.S.,” according to NokiaPowerUser.

“I apologize for the disappointing information,” Fryover said. “But please stay tuned for future US based devices, as we are developing the portfolio.”

Nokia HMD Global's Nokia 9 will have a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with thin bezels, but no headphone jack. Photo: REUTERS/Eddie Keogh