Comparison between Nokia 9 and OnePlus 5 flagship Android smartphones

It is a known fact that in the battle of supremos, smartphone manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung rule the roost. However, over the years, we saw some smartphone manufacturers who not only came out of the shadows of these biggies but also managed to make a niche for them.

One such company is the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus who in the last few years has released smartphones, such as OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, OnePlus 3 to the latest OnePlus 3T. Also, last year, we witnessed the revival of mobile king of yesteryears, Nokia under the Finnish company, HMD Global. HMD Global that manufactures devices under the Nokia brand has released smartphones such as Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 along with feature phones such as Nokia 150 and the iconic Nokia 3310 (revamped version).

In the past, we have written many articles comparing the features and specs of smartphones manufactured by Apple and Samsung. However, in this article, we are going to bring to you the features and specs of the upcoming Nokia and OnePlus flagship smartphones that are making headlines of late. Here, we are talking about Nokia 9 and OnePlus 5 smartphones, which are expected to be premium smartphones with high-end specifications but with a reasonable pricing. The current rumors indicate that the Nokia 9 and OnePlus 5 might be unveiled sometime this quarter.

While we recently reported about the rumored specs and features of Nokia 9, the OnePlus 5 concept imagined with the ‘Never Settle’ wallpaper also discloses some of the possible specs.

So, we have drawn a possible list of specs and features of the two upcoming flagships based on the current info, which are likely to change until the official announcement is made.


It is rumored that the Nokia 9 may come with a 5.5-inch QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) OLED display. On the other hand, the OnePlus 5 is claimed to have a 5.5-inch dual-curved edge QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) AMOLED display, quite similar to the ones already released by Samsung.


While there is no news about Nokia’s design, the OnePlus 5 might come with a ceramic build as in the Xiaomi Mi Mix. There are also rumors that OnePlus might choose an all-glass design to give the new flagship a “premium” look as possible.

Software and Innards

The Nokia 9 and OnePlus 5 are rumored to make use of the most recent Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor under their hood. Also, these devices are likely to make use of 6GB of RAM hi quality multitasking.On the storage front both the smartphones might come out in 2 variants 64GB or 128GB. Besides the hardware aspects, these smartphones will work on Android Nougat out-of-the-box.


The Nokia 9 is rumored to come with a 22MP dual lens camera with Carl Zeiss optics at the rear along with a 12MP front facing camera for selfies. As far as OnePlus 5 is concerned, it is likely to come with a 23MP main snapper at its rear and a 16MP selfie camera with wide-angle lens.


The Nokia 9 is expected to powered by 3,800 mAH battery, whereas OnePlus 5 will feature 4,000 mAH battery, claim rumors. Both devices will have Quick Charge 4.0 support.

IP68 rating

The IP68 rating has become a mandatory feature for smartphones, especially for the flagship smartphones. Hence, we can expect the Nokia 9 and OnePlus 5 smartphones to come with IP68 water and dust resistance certification.

Besides the above, Nokia 9 may be the first device to feature “Nokia OZO audio” enhancements system. It is basically, a software-based technology that promises to enable any camera or smartphone to record 3D audio or spatial sound. The 3D audio technology will be compatible with smartphones with two or three microphones.

Since, all the features and specs provided above are all based on rumors and leaks, we request you to take this information with a pinch of salt. However, keep watching this space for more details of Nokia 9 and OnePlus 5 in the coming days!!!