The Nokia 9 PureView might have been delayed... Again

The Nokia 9 PureView might have been delayed... Again
Leaked Nokia 9 PureView press images

The Nokia 9 PureView’s introduction was first set to take place last Autumn. Then, due to camera issues, it was delayed until MWC 2019 in February. Shortly after this, reports emerged claiming that the unveiling had been brought forward to January due to customer backlash. But now it seems as though HMD Global, the company behind recent Nokia smartphones, may have delayed it once again.

Just moments after Juho Sarvikas, the company’s Chief Product Officer, teased new product announcements at this year’s MWC event on Twitter yesterday, one source retweeted the message with his own comment, stating that the company had once again chosen to delay the Nokia 9 PureView’s debut until late February in Barcelona.

A few hours after this, a separate source provided further commentary on the situation. Overall, they seemed much more skeptical about the delay but didn’t deny it. Instead, it was claimed that invitations to the original January event were due out by this coming Wednesday, January 16. If this fails to materialize, then it’s safe to assume that the unveiling has been delayed until MWC 2019 next month.

As this is currently just a rumor, please do take the information with a pinch of salt. If the delay has indeed happened though, it’ll remain to be seen how the Nokia 9 PureView fairs against the competition. After all, an unveiling in January would allow for a period of total press attention, whereas an announcement in February will see it fight off the Sony Xperia XZ4, multiple mid-rangers, and potentially the LG G8 ThinQ for the limelight.

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9 PureView
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3320 mAh



1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I hope it doesn't fall short in any major way. Especially since the sd 845 is the weak link for me. And I don't entertain any "but....but the 845 is good enough" guys. Coz I don't want just good enough when I'm paying probably 750+$ on a phone and everyone else is giving me the best.

2. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Lol this phone is shaping up to be a major disappointment. Its getting delayed once again and is gonna have sd845 and cost a ton of money.

11. Venom

Posts: 3589; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The SD845 isn't a bad chip considering the 6T uses it and it is still the best phone ever. But I agree though the delays will probably end up making it a disappointment.

15. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

It is a good chip for sure, but the sd855 is far better, not just in performance and efficiency but it also has several new cool features up its sleeve. For the price the Nokia 9 will be sold for you'd expect it to at least have the sd855.. And since its getting released around the same time as other phones with sd855 it will have a hard time competing, it may be a very good phone for sure but I don't know if it will be able to justify its high price. Maybe if its camera is as good as its being hyped up to be.. Idk

24. dazed1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Bestzt phone ever in your dreams, s9 plus destroy it.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, I do agree that the S9+ is better overall.

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

That's because you're nothing more than a spec monkey...oh the number is higher so that must mean it's going to be better

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree. Specs mean little vs real life usage. It’s not like the SD845 is going to suddenly stop working once the SD855 is released.

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yes, it's definitely going to be better. Unlike you, I do heavy work on my phone and want the best SoC not only bcoz of that, but also bcoz I'm giving my hard earned money to Nokia. The phone may have other great specs, but why the heck would I buy it when I can get other similar or better phones with a better SoC. And the 855 might also be better forbfuture-proofing and battery life. Think about that! If u wanna spend money on this with an 845 then go ahead, no one's stopping you. But I wanna make a smarter choice....

29. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

What did you buy last year or the year before? Were those phones not capable of doing your "heavy work"? The latest and greatest doesn't equate to better. Qualcomm saw this firsthand when they replaced the SD805 with the 810. That was a colossal failure because lab tests and the real world are 2 different animals. People like you who grate the company's cheese demanding the newest toy pressure them into releasing products that haven't been properly tested.

21. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

What kind of monkey would want to pay 2019 price for a phone with 2018 specs?

27. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I don't know about monkeys but apparently a buffalo would....

26. yalokiy

Posts: 1008; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I agree with you, but also with the other opinion. I think 99.9% of people are not that technical and don't care about specs as we do. If the rest of the phone, except the SoC, are outstanding and reviews prove it, the phone will be a success in spite of using second best chip on the market. It's possible to make a bad device even with SD855: unoptimized software, inferior screen, speaker, battery, build quality, materials, hardware issues, missing other flagship features.

3. Rafishant

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

In fact, MWC is the best time to release this phone.

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 607; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I don't think there is a "best" time to announce it at this point. Both timeframes have their positives and their negatives.

5. hudavendigar

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 26, 2014

Ok...still waiting...but no reasons to delay after mwc...if they do so, bye bye nokia


Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

They can take all their time, I'm not in any particular rush to buy this thing unless it is really worth it.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

So all of this about the release dates of the Nokia 9 is nothing more than rumors at this point, with no official word from HMD. Some of y’all are taking these rumors as gospel, smh. And the SD845 is still very capable, and isn’t going to stop working once the SD855 is released. In any event, I’m waiting for the release of this 5 camera beast. Bring it on, HMD!


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Some people are so dumb, suddenly the SD845 is not good enough? Get a life!

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. That's just ridiculous thinking. HMD hasn't even officially made an announcement of availability, and here you have people believing every rumor they read.

12. Venom

Posts: 3589; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

How many times have they delayed this now? At this point, it might as well be just another midrange because of the multiple delays with 2018 specs unless they plan on selling it at an affordable price.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

So the SD845 will be midrange since the SD855 is coming out? 5 cameras and an in screen fingerprint scanner is midrange? That's ridiculous.

16. Subie

Posts: 2367; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Very very upper echelon of mid range MG ;)

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014


17. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Nokia honestly doesn't have a good reason as to why they couldn't use the SD855. The 845 isn't bad by any means, but they're really being lazy here. They're putting too much focus on the cameras, and if the cameras aren't good, the whole thing will fail.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

1) Nokia doesn't make smartphones anymore. It's HMD that makes Nokia branded smartphones now, for more than 2 years now. 2) HMD has a very good reason why the SD845 is being used as opposed to the SD855: The Nokia 9 was in development long before the SD855 was out. Do you know how much longer it would be before this is released if they they now switched up to use the 855? How many more people would be complaining about it? How many of those complaining are actually even going to buy one, even if it was released with the SD855? The SoC isn't the only thing that makes a smartphone good. It's an important component, but even you admit that the SD845 isn't bad. Taking all of that into consideration, how many people do you think are here complaining just for the sake of complaining? I can point out at least one person here who is.

28. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Hey, I have my opinion, you have yours, we can agree to disagree. And by Nokia I meant HMD, it's like referring to Samsung Electronics as Samsung.

30. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This phone's been in development for some time now. HMD would have to scrap everything and optimize for the 855 if they were to go that route. Do you think putting together a piece of equipment as sophisticated as today's smartphones is an easy chore? You need to educate yourself a wee bit more before calling anybody lazy.

34. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

When I said lazy, I merely meant not up to the standards of other flagships. Of course I know that this phone's been in development for a while and suddenly switching to the 855 was never going to be easy. What I meant is that this feels like it's going to be a half-baked product. Notice that I didn't say that there's no reason for it not to have the 855, I said there's no GOOD reason. Also, I knew that HMD owned Nokia, but I feel like if the phones are branded Nokia, people aren't going to say that they're made by HMD. I see people complaining about mainstream brands like Apple and Samsung consistently, so why is my criticism of Nokia not accepted here?

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD DOES NOT own Nokia. Where did you get your false info from? HMD ONLY builds Nokia branded smartphones via licensing deal with Nokia, which is a separate entity entirely. The product isn't even released yet, so how can you assume it's "half-baked"? All of a sudden the SD845, 5 back camera's, and an in-sceeen fingerprint reader means "half-baked"? I see people respond to people who complain about mainstream brands like Apple and Samsung. This is to be expected in an open forum, do how come you're not accepting it here? And you can't complain about anyone not accepting your complaints when you didn't accept my initial comment that you responded to. Pot, meet kettle.

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