There might still be hope for a Nokia 9 PureView launch this year

There might still be hope for a Nokia 9 PureView launch this year
Hardcore Nokia brand enthusiasts have been waiting for a new flagship phone pretty much since HMD Global came into existence back in December 2016, taking over a business Microsoft left for dead.

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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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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18 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Should launch at CES 2019,better than launching this year for it to come SD 8150 instead of SD 845.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

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!

3. strbckboy

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

No such thing as a SD855. Next year's platform is called SD8150.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks, but I'm pretty sure that you and anyone else who reads my comment knows what I'm referring to.

6. Venom

Posts: 2683; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Yup, there's no such thing as the SD855. People reading it may not know what they are referring to at all.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

I guess there are those that are less intelligent that won't understand it, as proven here.

10. Venom

Posts: 2683; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Some people shouldn't speak of intelligence when they can't even type coherently half the time because they are so giddy at getting their comments out.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

Some people shouldn't refer to themselves when speaking of intelligence and the inability to type a coherent sentence. It's hypocritical.

14. Venom

Posts: 2683; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Maybe you should stop referring to yourself then?

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

Take your own advice before offering it to others.

5. mar99

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Hope HMD announces the Nokia 9 before the holiday season.

7. Venom

Posts: 2683; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think they are going to be too late.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

I hope so too. They definitely won't be too late with it, IMO.

11. Venom

Posts: 2683; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Holidays are nearly here, so definitely too late.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

They definitely aren't too late, as the holidays haven't hit just yet.

15. Venom

Posts: 2683; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

They definitely are too late. Releasing it now would be suicidal.

18. mar99

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

No such thing as late or suicidal. Don't be so negative.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

They definitely aren’t too late. Nothing anywhere near as dramatic as “suicidal” about releasing it now.

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