It's a good day for leaks folks. Scratch that, it's an amazing day. While the iPhone 8, the OnePlus 5 and Google Pixel 2 make regular appearances, a rarer feature is the Nokia 9. The Finnish manufacturer, now under the HMD Global brand, has made a strong comeback recently. Its Nokia 6 was insanely popular in China and whispers related to a flagship smartphone are increasing day by day. Today, we've got a near complete reveal of the alleged flagship smartphone from the company, the Nokia 9. Take a look below to find out more.
China's gross domestic product grew at an 8.1% annualized pace in the first quarter. While that's obviously a fantastic level of growth, it's down from the 8.9% pace in the fourth quarter. And it's disappointing, considering that Thursday's market rally was partly due to whispers that China's growth may not slow after all. Oops.
Jobs, according to industry whispers, was extremely focused on the US market. Partially this made sense in order to grow the company's heartland, and partly this reflected Jobs' patriotic focus on the US. That meant a string of US-first product and software releases, a situation which began to change once Cook took more overall control before the departure of Jobs.
As I write this, there are strong whispers about new HMD-created Nokias about to be released. All are in the budget or low-mid-range. Forgive me, but... wasn't this concentration on the low end the strategy that caused the old Nokia's Windows Phone range to ultimately fail? If there's one thing we can learn from the success of Apple and Samsung, it's that there needs to be really high end, aspirational devices in a range, to give the rest some credibility. HMD, look and learn. A Nokia 10.20 (get it?) with 60MP PureView RGB camera outputting at 12MP and a Snapdragon 888 chipset would seem the way to go. Pretty please? 2b1af7f3a8