Nokia 9 PureView listing points towards one big disappointment

Nokia 9 PureView listing points towards one big disappointment
After months of rumors and delays, the Nokia 9 PureView is finally expected to make its debut on February 24th at the brand’s MWC event. And with under two weeks to go, the smartphone has just been spotted on the Android Enterprise Recommended website alongside a few key specs and a render.

Corroborating previous leaks, the device shown sports a 6-inch display complete with an 18:9 aspect ratio and relatively thick bezels above and below the display. This is combined with a unique camera setup on the rear which, while not pictured, features five individual cameras, a large LED flash and what is presumed to be a laser autofocus system.

Internally, Qualcomm’s 2018 flagship processor, the Snapdragon 845, is to be expected in combination with 128GB of internal storage and just 4GB of RAM, according to this particular listing. This RAM count is pretty disappointing considering the smartphone will be marketed as a flagship device and won't exactly be cheap. Nevertheless, rumors do suggest a model with 6GB of RAM could be on the way.

Other details confirmed by the listing are NFC support and Android 9 Pie straight out of the box. The vanilla version of the latter will come pre-installed as part of the Android One program. Previous leaks also point towards a battery capacity in the region of 4,000mAh.

As mentioned above, the Nokia 9 PureView should make its debut on February 24th alongside the Nokia 6.2. The flagship’s release date remains unconfirmed at the moment but recent pricing info points towards a price tag of around €750 in most European markets. If sold in the US, a price tag of between $750 and $800 should be expected.

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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

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92 Comments

1. digitalw

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Where is that disappointment mentioned in the title?! 4MB is actually OK. I'm using LG v30. I consider my self heavy user, I push my phone every day with photo and video recording and video editing on my phone! And I see no problem with 4gb of ram. I use even Microsoft memory hungry launcher :)

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. I see no disappointment, either.

44. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

4MB is okay?

2. Cat97

Posts: 1858; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

This is simply a project that was so heavily delayed to the point that it is almost irrelevant for a 2019 flagship. It was probably meant for mid-2018. Too late now.

10. yalokiy

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Same story as with their sirocco..

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Am I the only one who finds Nokia’s obsession with putting their name on the front of their devices super tacky? Not even Chinese brands do crap like that anymore. Everything else they do is great (except the bootloader shenanigans) but front face logos are the face tattoos of mobile products!

11. yalokiy

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Technically, the owner of Nokia smartphones brand is Chinese company HMD global.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD Global is a Finnish company, and they don't own the Nokia brand, they license the use of the brand name and their parents.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD has actually made a few of their smartphones bootloader unlockable, like the Nokia 8.

41. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damn really? I saw an Nokia 8 on eBay for like $199 (new condition) and have been thinking about snagging it.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yup. HMD said they wanted to give the Nokia fans what they were asking for, so they made it unlockable. https://nokiapoweruser.com/hmd-announces-bootloader-unlock-for-nokia-8/ That’s a great price for the Nokia 8, btw. Been tempted myself.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Just checked the price on Amazon for the Nokia 8, and it’s increased! Lowest I’ve seen it for now is $265. Highest is above $329. It was just recently $199, like on eBay.

66. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

:( it lacks the necessary bands to be fully functional otherwise I would have "copped that jawn."

69. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

It does work on the most used band for T-Mobile, and a few bands for AT&T, but it’s not “universally unlocked to work on all carriers”, like mxy always says.

72. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I wished it was available in the US with proper carrier band support like the alphageek says.

75. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

It lacks the proper bands to be fully functional in the U.S., like flash always says.

89. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

At least it's not going to have a warranty despite being sold in the US despite what jpalpha says.

91. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

It has to have a U.S. warranty or it's not worth it, as mxyzptlkZ aka thealphagenius says.

84. Boogieman

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

My s9+ have SAMSUNG written on the back in LARGE letters and below that it says DUOS (two sims) as if that is something i want to have written all over the back :-S And on the clear soft cover it says "made in korea" so all in all it looks like a tacky rear, which could have been clean and nice I would prefer a small logo on the front if there was space and a clean back, but thats me.

4. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

Resume of the "article": it's not a iPhone. And Nokia is Nokia! Stop the BS talk

5. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

There's absolutely nothing disappointing about 4Gb of RAM if that can help keep the price reasonable. If well optimized, the phone will run perfectly fine with 4Gb of RAM. The most important things are Screen quality, sound quality, camera quality, battery endurance and the price (I didn't mention build quality because, well this is Nokia, so build quality will obviously be stellar).

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. I don't see the big deal here. If optimized well enough, 4GB is more than enough, especially with it being an Android One smartphone.

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Android runs well with at least 6 GB of RAM.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stock Android runs well with just 3GB of RAM. It's when OEM's apply heavy skins that you then need more RAM.

29. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I have used a Android One Xiaomi and a Nokia 7.1 with 4 GB of RAM and they have a very bad in RAM managemen; I thought it was because of the chip, but the Pixel is also relatively bad (I didn't counted the apps, because I was just testing it, but it's bad: you open a few apps and the browser pages have to reload); Note 9 on the other hand is perfectly fine. I'm not trying to badmouth Android phones, I'm just saying my experience.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’ve had the opposite experience with my Nokia branded smartphones, and I own and use a Nokia 6, Nokia 6.1, and Nokia 7.1. They function well with their 3/4GB of RAM.

33. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I'm too lazy to power up my 7.1... I don't know if you can switch through 5-10 new apps (and use them) until it reloads the browser (I use Samsung Internet Browser).

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Well, as I’ve said, I’ve had zero issues with RAM management on my Nokia smartphones. Btw, I prefer Microsoft’s Edge browser to Samsung’s Internet Browser. Samsung’s browser has crashed too many times on even my Honor View 10 for me to continue to use it on any smartphone that I own. That’s been my experience with it.

37. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Edge is a great browser (I like especially the dark theme), but S beats it in some key points (for me): media, sync, usability, rendering content (adblkr is way better, for instance). As for the RAM, 7.1 is fine but it's not flagship fine.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't think we can expect a blatantly midrange phone like the Nokia 7.1 to have flagship performance. Look at the chipset, lol.

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