Nokia makes MWC 2019 event official, possibly to finally unveil the Nokia 9 PureView

Nokia makes MWC 2019 event official, possibly to finally unveil the Nokia 9 PureView
This year’s Mobile World Congress is shaping up to be pretty much as jam-packed with exciting product announcements as always, despite Samsung’s plans to unveil arguably the most highly anticipated new phones of the spring at an earlier San Francisco event.

The latest MWC 2019 exhibitor to officially schedule a Barcelona “showdown” next month is HMD Global, aka the “home of Nokia phones” for the past couple of years or so. HMD’s social media active Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, was unsurprisingly the one to make the rather predictable announcement on Twitter, only mentioning a date for now.

We don’t know the kickoff time of Nokia’s February 24 MWC 2019 keynote event just yet, and coincidentally, the LG “Premiere” set for the same day in the same venue also lacks an official start time.

Of course, we’re far more interested in exactly what Nokia-branded devices might be coming out on Sunday, February 24. While there can be no guarantees a month or so in advance of the launch event, the list of suspects includes a Nokia 8.1 Plus and Nokia 6.2 with matching display holes, as well as the perennially delayed Nokia 9 PureView flagship.

Then again, the 8.1 Plus and 6.2 could be one and the same product, while the insane five rear camera-sporting Nokia 9 (PureView) has been rumored for so many different release timelines over the past year or so that we’re genuinely afraid to get our hopes up.

If history is any indication, one or several low to mid-end new smartphones are also to be expected at MWC 2019, possibly alongside another nostalgia-evoking reloaded “dumb” phone too.

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