Nokia 9 PureView launch brought forward, could now happen in January
Nokia 9 PureView render
After originally starting work on the smartphone towards the beginning of the year with the goal of releasing it this Autumn, it was revealed back in September that HMD Global had delayed the Nokia 9 PureView’s launch until February 2019 due to it not being “perfect.” But now it seems the company may have had a slight change of heart.
According to the source that originally revealed the delay, HMD Global, which is the company in charge of developing Nokia devices, has moved the unveiling forward to “an earlier date” due to the “media hype” surrounding the smartphone and, presumably, the response from fans of the brand. At the moment, the exact date of the announcement remains unclear. However, it was confirmed that it will still take place in 2019, which indicates that a January unveiling is now on the cards.
The Nokia 9 PureView is expected to avoid the notched display trend entirely by adopting a large 5.9-inch display that presents a more traditional 18:9 aspect ratio. This will be accompanied by an aluminum frame and a glass rear. Speaking of which, this will be home to a new penta-lens camera setup that also includes laser autofocus and a large LED flash.
Alongside these details, the flagship is set to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845. This could be coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The battery capacity remains unknown at the moment and, despite its popularity among consumers, there won’t be a headphone jack.