There might still be hope for a Nokia 9 PureView launch this year
by Adrian Diaconescu / Nov 08, 2018, 8:00 AM
But even though the exclusive global brand licensee managed to quickly revive Nokia mobile device sales, its strategy largely revolves around low to mid-end smartphones (and dumb phones) offered at aggressive prices.
That obviously didn’t slow down the Nokia 9 rumor mill, which has been constantly churning for more than a year now, with copious evidence pointing to an impending materialization at long last.
Rendered in all its glory earlier this week, the groundbreaking penta-lens Nokia 9 PureView could still see daylight by the end of the year, according to NPU’s trusted “retail sources.” This theory, of course, contradicts recent speculation of a January or February 2019 launch, which in a way made a lot more sense.
After all, who unveils ultra-high-end smartphones with avant-garde camera arrangements mere weeks before the holidays? December and even November mobile product announcements are highly unusual, but perhaps the aim here is to beat CES and MWC 2019 standouts to the punch.
“Active” production of the Nokia 9 (PureView) is purportedly underway already, with certain issues that emerged in the early stages of the process ironed out before they could mess up the release schedule.
Details like price points and whether or not HMD plans to sell this photography powerhouse in the US remain up in the air, although we may not have long to wait until finding them all out.
Existing rumors are certainly painting a promising picture, including a 5.9-inch no-notch screen, Snapdragon 845 processor, in-display fingerprint reader, and most importantly, a grand total of five rear-facing shooters with a dual-tone LED flash and a seventh sensor at their side.
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If it's going to have the SD845, I think it's better to launch this year as to get some sales in before the crop of SD855 smartphones get released. You'll have people that complain about the release date either way since if it's with the 845, but at least it will be launching before the 855 is released, so that should limit the complaints. Either way, I'm eager to see what camera innovations this penta-lens beauty has in store for us! My next high end flagship either way!
posted on Nov 08, 2018, 8:46 AM 2
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No such thing as a SD855. Next year's platform is called SD8150.
posted on Nov 08, 2018, 11:38 AM 0
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Hope HMD announces the Nokia 9 before the holiday season.
posted on Nov 09, 2018, 3:54 AM 0
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They definitely are too late. Releasing it now would be suicidal.
posted on Nov 17, 2018, 6:57 AM 0
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