HMD Global launched the Nokia 9 PureView in India on July 10 without any event or show. After that, it was tipped that Nokia will be launching its successor Nokia 9.1 PureView at the end of Q3 this year. But it seems that is not the case now. The smartphone is now speculated to be launched in Q4 of 2019 with better cameras and a more powerful chipset.
According to a report by NokiaPowerUser, the Nokia 9.1 PureView could be launched in Q4 this year. Earlier, it was reported to launch at Q3 but the latest report suggests that it would be delayed to Q4. The delay is said to be due to some issues related to some of the major USP’s of the smartphone with the camera being one of them. HMD doesn’t want to rush and avoid the bad press that Nokia 9 Pureview faced initially.
On the design front, the Nokia 9.1 Pureview is expected to feature a punch-hold display and powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. With this chipset, it is also speculated to come with 5G support. It would likely to run on Android Q out-of-the-box.
HMD is working on a more capable camera setup with a special focus on video and low-light performance. Camera speed will also be improved with a combination of better processor and software algorithm improvement. But the development team still is working on optimizations and the product is yet to be polished.
To recall, the Nokia 9 PureView featured a 5.99 inch 2K P-OLED with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered by a Snapdragon 855 paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device comes with a special camera setup consisting of five Sony optic modules of 12MP each. Three modules feature monochrome sensors while the other two are RGB sensors. It offers a 20MP camera on the front. The handset runs on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,320 mAh battery.