Nokia 9 PureView looks more and more likely to be announced this month

Nokia 9 PureView looks more and more likely to be announced this month
The world’s first smartphone with five rear-facing cameras is most likely right around the corner. It has to be, seeing as how Nokia 9 rumors have been floating around for almost two years now. Yes, really.

This time, there are CAD-based renders, actual press images, and even a promotional video supporting speculation of an impending announcement and release. Credible sources from Nokia’s “distribution channel” have told the folks over at 91mobiles to expect a formal debut of the brand’s first ultra-high-end Android device “by the end of January”, which lines up with a different tipster’s recent intel.

While it’s still too early to be certain of anything, the odds of seeing the Nokia 9 PureView showcased to the public this month are definitely improving. Fresh inside information points to Dubai as a possible venue for the oft-rumored phone’s global announcement, followed by a commercial release sometime in February in India.

Early availability across other major markets is obviously not to be ruled out, although we’re afraid related gossip is currently nonexistent. To avoid disappointment, it’s probably wise not to hold your breath for an official US launch. Right now, the $349 Nokia 7.1 is the brand’s costliest and most advanced handset stateside.

But along with the Nokia 9 PureView, a couple of other Nokia smartphones are also tipped for a February release in India. These are almost certainly the recently rumored Nokia 6.2 and 8.1 Plus, at least one of which should come soon to the US as well.

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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

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12 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2806; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

My next phone!

8. Venom

Posts: 2679; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I would say that, but I don't think this is going to make it to the US much like most Nokia phones. Oh well, more money on the table left.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 20997; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely my next smartphone from HMD. HMD has been using smart business sense with how and where they've been distributing their products, so I think they will have it released here in the U.S. Their smart business strategy has been fruitful for them, as they've grown both profits and market share by focusing on the markets they are strongest in, proving that they don't necessarily need the U.S. market to do so.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 20997; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think that HMD will release the Nokia 9 stateside after it's released in markets where HMD is strongest, like Europe, China, and possibly India. I think that a smartphone of this "stature" will see a global release. The U.S. launch will almost always take a backseat to other countries that HMD is more profitable in, and that's just smart business sense. Some people take it personal that HMD does this (really don't know why, as it's a smart move), and take it personal that they don't release every smartphone in their portfolio in the U.S., but it's not personal. It's just business, and smart business at that. And it's not like they aren't addressing the U.S. market, of which their forthcoming deal with Verizon is a testament of, it's just that business devote more resources where they are guaranteed to make more of a profit. Anyway, looking forward to the release of the Nokia 9, and I'm eager to see what that five camera setup is capable of. Definitely my next smartphone from HMD.

3. ALMBO6

Posts: 187; Member since: May 28, 2018

Those five cameras have better not be just another gimmick

7. Venom

Posts: 2679; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm inclined to believe that it is. Better camera doesn't mean a bunch of cameras but we shall see soon enough.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 20997; Member since: May 28, 2014

I doubt they are a gimmick. OEM's like Huawei have proven that having multiple camera's with the proper software behind them can get you the best in smartphone photography.

4. j_grouchy

Posts: 155; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

I'm very interested if what I'm reading about it is true. It sounds like they are actually putting a useful battery size in this one.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 20997; Member since: May 28, 2014

I believe it's said to have a 4100mAh battery.

6. drazwy

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

yeah right.

11. Amir123a

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

2015 design. NEXT!

12. Vogue1985

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Nokia has been VERY quiet in the USA,but whenever i travel out of the USA of the variety of Smartphones is overwhelming in a good way but sad because we (USA) are limited in choice. Phone service Carriers have WAY to much influence in the USA. Anyways, I really want to see what this can do,NOKIA's has an excellent reputation as a company and their phones.

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