For the moment, the Finnish company is not present at the top tier, a move that many consider wise since major brands like LG, Samsung and HTC have already announced their flagships for the first half of the year.
However, HMD does plan to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and HTC U Ultra, just not right now. According to a new report, the Nokia 9 is likely to be introduced at the end of July or early August, but it might not be available until the end of Q3 or even later.
The same report claims Nokia 9 will be launched globally, but prices may be different depending on regions. For example, the flagship might cost $699 in the United States, while in Europe will be available for €749 outright.
In other markets like India, Nokia 9 will be priced to sell for Rs 44,999, which is about $699, the same amount customers in the US will have to pay for the phone.
The reason Nokia 9 might not be launched on the market until the end of Q3 is due to Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 supply issues. It's also worth noting that Nokia 9 won't be the only other smartphone launched by HMD in the coming months, as the Finnish company is expected to debut 6 or 7 new devices by the end of 2017.