The Nokia 9 launch has allegedly been delayed by HMD Global until February 2019

The Nokia 9 launch has allegedly been delayed by HMD Global until February 2019
Alleged live image of the Nokia 9

The Nokia 9 flagship was shaping up to be a rather impressive device thanks to the Snapdragon 845 on the inside and a whopping five cameras on the rear. But according to one reputable source, the planned 2018 release for the smartphone has now been canceled.

Allegedly, it’s a case of history repeating itself. See, according to the source, the Nokia 8 Sirocco that was announced earlier this year at MWC 2018 was initially intended to be Nokia’s 2017 flagship smartphone. But as the planned September 2017 release neared, Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas decided that the device was “not quite ready for announcement,” forcing HMD Global to delay the unveiling until MWC 2018. Fast forward to today, and it seems a similar timeline is playing out.

According to sources, the Penta-lens Nokia 9 has been under development for months with the intention of being Nokia’s true 2018 flagship. At this point in time, though, it's understood that Sarvikas still doesn't deem the device as "perfect," despite reports of an amazing camera. Because of this, he once again wants the brand's flagship launch to take place in February 2019 at MWC, rather than in the Fall of 2018 as initially planned. Seemingly, this has upset various employees within HMD Global and it’s now being claimed that the recently-leaked live images of the flagship smartphone were actually an act of revenge intended to show disapproval of the delay.

Ultimately, only time will tell if HMD Global has indeed delayed the smartphone. But with there yet to be any kind of info relating to an announcement timeframe, the news of a delay certainly isn’t surprising.

source: Twitter

Related phones

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

FEATURED VIDEO

49 Comments

1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Looking forward to a camera review of this beast.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Who cares? I just bought a bloody... Wait for it... iPhone 7 on a 2 year contract for cheap! Now, I'm officially an iSheep. Time to replace my old: G'Day! With... Baa!

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Should had gone for iPhone 8 or 7,8 plus if price was cheap or same with it.

3. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

What a time wasted opportunity then they should had released the Nokia 8 Sirocco with SD845 earlier this year being rehash or updated with SD845 rather than SD835.Let hope Nokia X7 get unveil with SD710 or SD670 if not so then possibly till MWC 2019 with 3rd generation line of Nokia android smartphones range from 1 to 8 except the X line for notch.Next year they should bring improvement to camera software with xenon flash too and Carl zeis lens from Nokia 3 to 8.

5. AbhiD

Posts: 802; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Lol, Chief Product Officer making sure flagship Nokia phones turn into flops and DOA. Do they really expect people to splurge $900+ on a S845 device in 2019 ? They better get their act together. Novelty factor of "Nokia" name comeback is dying fast

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Their growth in sales and market share prove your last sentence to be false.

10. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

They have been doing somewhat ok although their lack of presence in the US is unfortunate. They have done better than what BlackBerry failed at and that's making affordable devices. Hopefully they don't follow through with an expensive flagship with that ridiculous camera setup.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not only has HMD been doing great, but they've been doing it while having very little presence in the U.S. They are doing better than Android stalwarts like HTC and Google, and better than another newcomer, Essential. The Nokia 6 2017 alone has sold more than the Essential Phone. Pretty sure that the Nokia 9 will be priced less than today's current crop of flagships, with an amazing camera set up.

31. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Better than HTC isn't saying much and better than Google is just you and your ridiculous bias against anything that I seem to be in favor of. The Nokia 6.1 sold better than the Pixel and the Essential phone, so show me the numbers proving otherwise.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Me saying better than HTC and Google is me stating the facts, which are verifiable. It's your bias against HMD and anything else that I favor that has you in denial about this. And thanks for admitting that the Nokia 6.1 sold better than the Pixel and the Essential Phone, lol. You make this too easy.

40. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So post the numbers then. If you claim that they sold more than the Essential phone and the Pixel, then provide the numbers. You have a tendency to get personal opinion confused with facts. What you think are facts aren't really facts.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

You already admitted that the Nokia 6.1 sold more, no need for me to prove it with numbers when you already agree with me, lol. You have a tendency to constantly be in denial concerning the facts, and as a result, you push your fabrication thinking it's facts.

6. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

That's it, I'm done with Nokia. I've been waiting for a true beast from Nokia for so long now, I need a new phone but I keep on postponing the purchase because of this but I'm done now, it'll be either Note 9 or Mate 20 Pro for me

12. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. Nokia needs to stop delaying this for no reason. I'm not going to to lecture you with disagreement that sounds like an overly enthusiastic sales pitch.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't see what the issue is if they want to make sure that the phone is the best it can be before they launch it. Would people rather they a launch a beta phone like the Pixels have been? HMD has been doing great in the low end to upper midrange smartphone category, and their growth in sales and market share is a testament to that. I'd rather wait for them to release a Nokia branded smartphone that's fully ready to go, than a half baked product. Looking forward to the launch of the Nokia 9.

18. joshuaswingle

Posts: 591; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Once it arrives the CPU will be outdated, that's the main issue I believe. And if this is indeed the case, it will undoubtedly hurt sales – it will be announced alongside a whole host of SD855-powered smartphones. After all, that's exactly what happened with the 8 Sirocco

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

No offense, but I'd rather wait to hear from the proverbial horses mouth about the final design and set up of the Nokia 9.

22. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. Nokia is setting it up for failure by delaying it. The competition will be high and it already doesn't have a presence in the US.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD (not Nokia, as they don't make smartphones anymore) has already proven that they don't need a large presence in the U.S. market to grow sales and market share, so that has nothing to do with any of this.

32. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The Moto G and other midrange models sold in the US say otherwise.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Those phones have zero bearing on HMD's sales outside of the U.S., and thus have not affected JMD's growth since it's been done with almost no U.S. presence. Nice try, though.

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

*HMD’s...

42. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

*Autocorrected.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

You were meant to be one, yes.

41. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I didn't say nor imply anything about "JMD" lol. My point from before still stands.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice deflection from the facts that I posted. Still doesn't disprove what I said, though.

23. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You shoot yourself in the foot by calling the Pixel a beta phone when you're trying to get your point across and it just makes you look bad. HMD doing great in one segment doesn't mean that it's going to do well i another segment. Oh and btw, the Nokia phones have encountered issues as well. Thought you ought to know that.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

No I don't. Point out where the lie is at concerning the Pixel phone. My entire point is better to wait when it's ready to be released, than to just throw something out there and have to push a plethora of updates to fix the beta mess that's been released. And HMD is doing great in more than one segment, so there is that. Oh, and btw, Nokia branded smartphones don't have as many issues as Google's Pixel line continue to have. Thought you ought to know that.

33. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

A lot of people have not had any issues with the Pixel phones, but that goes against your false narrative, so you tend to dismiss and ignore it. Point out the issues that you yourself have experienced. One segment isn't a guarantee for success in another segment.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

More people have had issues with Pixel Phones than not, but that goes against your false narrative, so you tend to dismiss it and live in denial about it. Point out the issues that you yourself have had with BlackBerry, Nokia and Huawei smartphones, since you complain about them so much. Also, post images of the Pixel 2XL, Essential Phone, S9+, and Keyone that you claim to own as well.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.