Take a look at this gray Nokia 9 PureView prototype

Take a look at this gray Nokia 9 PureView prototype
Most flagship smartphones these days are available to purchase in a wide range of colors. The Nokia 9 PureView, however, is sold in just one – Midnight Blue. But as new images reveal, HMD Global was working on a second finish for its latest high-end offering.

In a video posted on YouTube channel Motors24.ee, two reviewers appear to discuss the many pros and cons of the newest Nokia-branded flagship. Rather than using a Midnight Blue model like everybody else, though, these YouTubers appear to have gotten their hands on an early gray prototype of the smartphone.

Presumably, HMD Global was looking into the idea of releasing a gray Nokia 9 PureView but ultimately scrapped the idea prior to the device’s launch. Alternatively, it may have chosen to delay the color and could release it over the course of the summer. The latter, however, seems extremely unlikely at this point.

If reports are to be believed, a new Nokia-branded flagship is currently in the works. The smartphone is apparently on track to arrive sometime in September or October and should directly succeed the Nokia 9 PureView that was introduced earlier this year. Details remain scarce at the moment but the offering is expected to build upon the penta-camera setup currently in use. Moreover, it should include the newer Snapdragon 855 and 5G support.

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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. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't know, kinda feels like the phone is still a prototype based on the lukewarm feedback and reviews.

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 645; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Hopefully they improve things with the next flagship!

4. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I hope so. I wouldn't mind if it was a 7 Plus successor with flagship specs.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice looking color, but I prefer the blue that it comes in. Those of use that actually own the Nokia 9 Pureview and have used it for a lengthy time know how it’s improved, and those of us that actually search out all reviews of the Nokia 9 Pureview know that the smartphone has received more than lukewarm feedback and reviews. There are plenty of reviews and comparisons out there from credible reviewers that have the Nokia 9 Pureview beating out more established brands smartphones. Not saying that there aren’t things that need to be improved on, because there are, but at least it doesn’t come with as many issues as more established brands smartphones do, like Googles still-in-beta-after-all-this-time Pixel line. Looking forward to it’s successor and what it will bring to the table.

5. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

If a phone is as good as some people say, then there wouldn't be a need to compare it to other much better phones to justify their device. It is what it is. Nokia dropped the ball with the Pureview and it showed during the lukewarm launch. It couldn't even do what it was supposed to do without issue. It was a hard pass for me because it just felt so disappointing compared to the Nokia 7.1 that was released earlier.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

If a person didn't take any issues with certain smartphones or OEM's, they wouldn't attack them every chance they get by making derogatory comments about them. I suspect it's a poor attempt to justify their purchase of a product they innately feel is inferior. It is what it is. Google has been dropping the ball when it comes to hardware and software for their Pixel line, and it shows during the first few weeks after the launch when the plethora of issue pop up, which are well documented facts. They may release updates to address to them, but those updates break something else on the phone. They have never released a Pixel phone that didn't have issues out of the gate. That's why the bigger siblings of the Pixel 3A have always been a hard pass for me, as they have been so disappointing with their plethora of issues compared to other smartphones. I picked up a Pixel 3A XL, which is faring a bit better than it's older siblings as far as issues go, but it also launched with it's fair share of them.

7. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Luckily for me I don't have to attack an OEM or a device with derogatory comments. Everything that I've said is verifiable and easily proven. I said before that the Pureview isn't a device for me and I stand by it. I thought it was disappointing because it wasn't what I thought it was going to be, but that doesn't make my word the gospel. In my OPINION, I thought it wasn't a good device that fell short of the 7.1. The Pixel phones seem to be brought up quite often, but that's because some people have to justify their own device. I'm happy with my Pixel 3A XL and my 7.1 backburner. Zero issues on my Pixel 3A XL that legitimately own.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lucky for me I don’t lie and say that I don’t attack an OEM or device with derogatory comments like some are doing here. Everything that I’ve said is verifiable concerning smartphones and can be easily proven. I said before that I’ve always wanted to try the larger Pixels out, as I am a Stock Android fan, but the plethora of issues have proven that it isn’t the device for me. I stand by that. I find it disappointing that they aren’t what I thought they would be, but that doesn’t make my word gospel. In my OPINION, I think the larger Pixles aren’t as good a device and fall short of their smaller siblings, the 3A line, and I think that Nokia branded smartphones are the better Stock Android choice when compared to the Pixel line in general. Nokia branded smartphones seem to get derogatory labels attached to them by some quite often, but that’s because some people have to justify their own device. I’m happy with all of my Nokia branded smartphones, and my Pixel 3A XL is a decent enough backburner phone. Zero issues with my Nokia 7.1 that I legitimately own.

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