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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9 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 732; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Trichophobia anyone ?

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

The Nokia 9 by HMD Global is definitely what I'm most interested in at MWC. I truly feel that the Penta-Lense will "wow" us. Some will say that this is a "gimmick" and that "you don't need 5 cameras on a smartphone to take good pictures" and mention the Pixel line and software, but: A) No way anyone can logically say this is a gimmick without knowing what the cameras are capable of. B) I'm pretty sure these cameras will be a combination of hardware and software that allows them to produce great images. Nail the imaging HMD, and make sure the rest of the phone performs admirably, and you'll have a winner, HMD.

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

First i wanted to buy a Mi Mix 3 but i am waiting for this beast! Hope that the bezels will be smaller, but if they do it right they will have killer phone. Can't wait!

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree!

5. j_grouchy

Posts: 163; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

I guess I just don't really understand everyone's obsession with bezels. They don't make them huge anymore on most any phone. I just don't want a notch. For me, the N9 will be up at the top of my list if it has the following: - Great battery. By what I've heard, this one will have admirable battery capacity. - Waterproof/water resistance (looking for an IP rating, Nokia!) - Good support for updates - Great camera (which it seems is a huge factor in this device...at least their attempt at it). The rest - bezels, headphone jack, face unlock, etc. - are all just 'meh' for me.

6. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You don't need 5 cameras to take good photos and videos. Nokia has proven in the past that they can make great cameras, so I don't understand why they are so focused on gimmicks instead of focusing on improving the quality of their cameras.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

The majority of the entire smartphone market has moved towards multiple cameras on their smartphones, and OEM's like Samsung, Huawei, Xiamoi and Apple have all produced recent smartphones that have been doing just as good or better than Pixels in the smartphone photography department. All of the OEM's I mentioned use multiple camera's. Even "the greatest phone ever" (your own words) uses more than one camera. There is no way that you can logically say this is a gimmick and you haven't even seen one photo it has produced.

8. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I never said anything about having only just one camera. Pay attention to what I am saying next time.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

I never said you did. Try and comprehend what I type next time.

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