Nokia flagship with Snapdragon 855 & 5G support to arrive in August: rumor

Nokia flagship with Snapdragon 855 & 5G support to arrive in August: rumor
Leaked image of the Nokia 9 PureView's penta-camera setup

The Nokia 9 PureView hasn’t even been released yet but according to one new rumor (via NokiaPowerUser) HMD Global – the company in charge of developing Nokia-branded smartphones – is already hard at work on a successor that could arrive by the end of the year.

According to the information, the next-gen flagship will build upon the features that are set to be introduced with the Nokia 9 PureView. More specifically, it's claimed that a similar penta-lens setup, presumably complete with some software and hardware upgrades, will be present on the rear of the smartphone. This will be paired with a significantly redesigned front that’ll bring the device in line with 2019 design standards. Reportedly, the 18:9 panel present on the Nokia 9 PureView will be replaced by an edge-to-edge display that boasts a punch-hole cutout and a 2K resolution.

When it comes to the internal characteristics, it’s claimed that the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855, although this isn’t exactly surprising considering most flagships will make use of the chipset this year. At the moment, the RAM and storage counts remain unconfirmed, but 5G support is listed among the specifications. Additionally, stock Android 9 Pie is to be expected straight out of the box.

Lastly, when it comes to the device’s announcement, the source claims HMD Global is aiming for an introduction in August 2019, although it’s warned that this could be pushed back o September if issues arise. In any case, as this simply a rumor at this point in time, it’s worth taking the details with a pretty big pinch of salt.

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