Nokia 9.1 PureView flagship reportedly coming in Q4 with 5G support, better Light camera

Nokia 9.1 PureView flagship reportedly coming in Q4 with 5G support, better Light camera
Nokia 9 PureView is a great flagship smartphone, but its five-camera array doesn't live up to the expectations, despite being one of the handset's main selling points. HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia-branded smartphones, understood the problem and is now actively working to correct everything that's wrong with the Nokia 9 PureView camera.

Don't expect any major software updates to the Nokia 9 PureView though, as HMD is focusing on the next flagship, the so-called Nokia 9.1 PureView. The upcoming top-tier smartphone has been delayed from Q3 to Q4 2019 precisely to resolve the issues related to the camera that contributed to the Nokia 9 PureView rather lukewarm reception.

According to sources familiar with the matter, HMD is already testing the Nokia 9.1 PureView and due to the feedback received, it decided to postpone the launch of its flagship smartphone by a few months, NPU reports.

During that time, HMD plans to improve the Nokia 9.1 PureView snapper using Light camera technology, focusing on video and low-light performance. Camera speed is also another aspect that will be improved with a combination of better processor and software algorithm enhancements.

Apart from the camera upgrades, the Nokia 9.1 PureView is also expected to offer 5G capabilities, along with a punch-hole display design. On the inside, the phone is said to pack a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, but details about the amount of memory are still missing.

The report also claims HMD plans to put Android Q on the Nokia 9.1 PureView at launch, which would a great advantage over the rest of the flagships that will be released with Android Pie onboard.

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17 Comments

1. rsiders

Posts: 2015; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Boy oh boy this should be the camera of the year. I know the Nokia 9 Pureview doesn't get a lot of credit but it produces some of the most stunning imagery I've seen based off Instagram and other photo sharing sites. I don't know if I could trust HMD for software updates based off their example with the Nokia 9.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed on the images. The Nokia 9 Pureview produced phenomenal photos. I love using it. Updates have been better than most with the Nokia 9 Pureview. Admittedly, some of their other smartphones do receive the updates before the N9PV does, but I think that's because the updates for the N9PV require more finessing due to it having more internals, like the co-processor.

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Hope HMD considers using the 855+ instead of regular 855. Can't wait to see what improvements they made to the camera and to the processing speed of the camera.

3. User123456789

Posts: 1176; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

No doubt it will be announced at MWC2020. With 2019 cpu, as always.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

And if it's announced this year, will you recant?

14. Venom

Posts: 3824; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. They of course will probably delay it as well leading us right back to the Pureview cycle all over again.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

They’ve only delayed one smartphone. At least they don’t release a beta phone generation after generation.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm here for it! The Nokia 9 Pureview has been a pleasure to use (outside of the FPS, that some think it doesn't have lol), and it takes phenomenal photos. One only needs to check out Instagram or Twitter to know this, or to own one and use it frequently to know this. I am ok with the slower than average processing time, as are many users of the N9PV, due to the sheer amount of information captured and the fantastic photos that can be produced because of it. This phone is a photo-enthusiats dream. Can't wait for the 9.1 to be released to see how HMD and Light have updated the 5 camera set up.

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Check out instagram to see quality, you joker you.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’ve seen the quality of the photos on Instagram and Twitter, you moron. They are great. Jokes on you.

12. Venom

Posts: 3824; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Lol I agree. I've seen the photos myself and I don't think they're that much better.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

The photos on social media from The N9PV are fantastic.

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I really hope they won't f*it up this time. Nokia 9 had a lot of potential.

9. Venom

Posts: 3824; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

They delayed it several times yet still couldn't get it right.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Better to delay than to push it out with as many issues as Pixels have been having since their release.

13. Venom

Posts: 3824; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You love to cry Pixel issues, but whenever you are questioned about them, you continue to remain coy about it. Don't think I didn't notice you chickening out in that Pixel article.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

You love to attack Nokia, Huawei, BlackBerry and LG smartphones, but whenever you are questioned about them, you continue to remain coy about it. Don’t think I don’t notice you chickening out of every article you and I have debate in.

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