HMD Global’s much-anticipated flagship smartphone, the Nokia 9, has been making headlines with several leaks in past few weeks. Now, the smartphone’s back cover has allegedly been leaked, reaffirming the presence of dual rear cameras. Separately, HMD Global’s alleged cheapest Android smartphone, the Nokia 2, has been briefly listed by an e-commerce site tipping imminent launch. The Nokia 2 was also allegedly certified in Russia recently.
The new leak comes courtesy of Baidu and looks straight out of the manufacturing unit of the handset. The leaked back cover comes with “Designed by HMD Global” branding towards the bottom alongside iconic Nokia branding in the middle. The handset is also expected to sport fingerprint scanner at the back. Corroborating a recent leak, the Nokia 9 back panel seems to sport a glass finish.
Based on leaks so far, the Nokia 9 is expected to sport top-notch innards and compete with premium smartphones from brands like Apple, Samsung and LG. The handset is said to come in 6GB and 8GB RAM options. Other rumoured specifications include IP68 certification and 128GB inbuilt storage. The leaks have also hinted that the Nokia 9 may be the company’s first to sport an iris scanner. Nokia 9 is widely expected to be priced starting at EUR 750 (roughly Rs. 55,100).
Separately, HMD Global’s cheapest Nokia 2 smartphone was briefly listed by US retailer B&H with pricing details. The listing hints at imminent launch of the most affordable Android smartphone in the company’s line-up. According to the retailer listing, the alleged Nokia 2 (with model name TA-1035) will sport a price tag of $99 (roughly Rs. 6,500) and can be expected to hit different markets including India. The listing was first spotted by Winfuture.de which also shared images of the budget smartphone. There’s no word on availability of the handset but we can expect to hear more about it soon.
The Nokia 2 appears to be set to arrive in regions apart from the US as well, with a [report](http://mobiltelefon.ru/post_1508514680.html) by Mobiltelefon.ru showing the Nokia 2 DS TA-1029 being certified by Russian regulators. No further information can be derived from the reported certification site listing.