HMD Global, the home of Nokia-branded smartphones, is believed to have the Nokia 9 up its sleeve which it’s expected to launch in the coming months. It hasn’t confirmed any information about the device as yet but it appears that the Nokia 9 storage variants have been revealed by an unusual source – a buyback program being run by Samsung in Latvia.
Many smartphone manufacturers run buyback programs, allowing customers to trade even non-brand devices and get trade-in value which can be put towards the purchase of a new brand device. The buyback program in Latvia is for precisely this purpose.
However, it has been discovered that the buyback program lists storage variants for the Nokia 9 as well, a device that hasn’t even been announced officially. The list includes 128GB and 64GB single and dual SIM variants of the Nokia 9. It even mentions that customers can receive up to €292 if they trade-in this unreleased Nokia device to buy a new Galaxy smartphone.
Does Samsung know something about the Nokia 9 that we don’t? What’s actually happened here is that the phone recycling company that Samsung is working with on this buyback program has published a list of all the models that it can accept.
It may have added the Nokia 9 to its list of accepted devices ahead of schedule which is why it has shown up on Samsung’s website in Latvia. HMD Global has still not confirmed when it intends to launch the Nokia 9.