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Nokia 9 looks almost exactly like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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We don’t know when the flagship Nokia 9 is launching, but we’re fairly sure it exists, and now we have a good idea of what it might look like too, thanks to a new leaked image. And what it looks like is a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

There’s a curved screen on the front, which according to previous rumors is a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display (the same as the Galaxy S7 Edge), there are bezels above and below the screen, like the S7 Edge, and there’s what appears to be a glass back, like the S7 Edge. Even the Nokia 9’s camera is similarly positioned.

We can’t be too critical of it though, as if you’re going to imitate a phone the S7 Edge is a good choice, and there are quite a few differences too.

The Nokia 9 looks to have a curvy AMOLED screen and a familiar design. Credit: @baidunokibar

The Nokia 9 looks to have a curvy AMOLED screen and a familiar design. Credit: @baidunokibar

Not quite identical

For example, the Nokia 9’s fingerprint scanner is on the back (more like the Samsung Galaxy S8) and it has a dual-lens camera rather than a single-lens one. The glass back also looks more curved than on the S7 Edge.

Comparisons aside, if these images (shared by a Baidu user (opens in new tab)) are accurate the Nokia 9 is shaping up to be a good-looking phone, especially in the dark blue color scheme shown here. We don’t know all the colors the Nokia 9 will come in, but similar images in a copper shade were previously shared by Waqar Khan (opens in new tab) on Twitter.

As always we’d take these leaks with a pinch of salt, but we’d expect to see the Nokia 9 before the end of the year, and so far it looks like it will be a bigger, curvier alternative to the Nokia 8.

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James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.