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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21 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Should have waited and launched August version instead of January version.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

If they did that, you'd have an enormous amount of people saying that they are too late to the game with a flagship, especially since news of the Nokia 9 has been around for a good while now.

5. Venom

Posts: 3000; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Well knowing Nokia's release patterns, I'm pretty sure that there's going to be multiple versions of it. I think they lack a clear focus if you ask me.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia doesn't release smartphones anymore, so what you're saying is incorrect.

8. Venom

Posts: 3000; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Man are you the freaking CEO or something? It's not that serious.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Dudette, are you the freaking designated troll of HMD articles? You need a new line of work because it's not that serious to troll every HMD article. Like, show the doctor on the doll where the Nokia smartphone has touched you inappropriately already.

14. Venom

Posts: 3000; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not trolling. The only one who has a problem with what I said is you. You always go after comments on Nokia articles that you either disagree with or you just want to toss in your worthless opinion. Perhaps you need to show the doctor on the doll where you were you were violated since you are the one who continues to get pissy all the time.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

You are trolling. You always make negative comments on HMD articles, even when it’s about nothing but something positive that can benefit consumers via choice. You just want to toss your worthless opinion in. It’s definitely you that needs to show the doctor on the doll exactly where certain OEM’s have mishandled and obliterated your special parts since it’s you that gets all triggered over certain OEM’s articles.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think it's a little premature for this new leakster to be talking about the successor to the Nokia 9 when the original hasn't been released yet, but it has my interest.

9. Venom

Posts: 3000; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Right because that totally has never happened in the mobile world.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

My condolences that my comment has offended you so much.

15. Venom

Posts: 3000; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Not my fault if you were misinformed again.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not my fault that my comment caused you so much pain.

4. Elvis358

Posts: 198; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Whaat? Why Nokia why?

6. vasra

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

They are Osborning their yet to be announced products, that are already late and come with outdated hardware. Brilliant business tactics!

13. samgsam

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

What part of Nokia 9 you think is outdated? Maybe your brain is outdated.

16. Venom

Posts: 3000; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Wasn't it supposed to be released last year but got hampered by several delays?

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not this smartphone. The actually reading the article next time.

12. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

that blog post is based on random tweet rumour,,, Nokia cant launch upgrade in just 6 month time considering they already year behind in Cpu

17. Venom

Posts: 3000; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

They have released derivatives before.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

So has OnePlus, Apple, Samsung, Google....

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