For quite some time now, HMD Global has been rumored to be developing a new flagship smartphone. There have been numerous leaks and speculations regarding the top-of-the-line smartphones, which is likely to bear the moniker Nokia 9 PureView. Earlier reports had claimed that the smartphone would launch sometime this year, but it seems we ll have to wait a little longer. Also Read - Nokia C01 Plus with an upgraded processor and bigger battery launchedAlso Read - HMD Global could soon launch Nokia X50 powered by the unannounced Snapdragon 775 SoC
According to a report by Phone Arena, Britta Gerbracht, HMD Global s head of PR in Germany, recently confirmed to German media that a high-end smartphone is expected to launch early in 2019. Gerbracht reportedly also mentioned the name Nokia 9 quite a few times, thus confirming that the flagship smartphone is indeed a real thing. Also Read - Nokia C10, Nokia C20 with 6.5-inch HD+ displays launched: Price, specifications
Going further, the PR head admitted that there had been some delays with the launch of Nokia s upcoming top-tier smartphone. It was mentioned that HMD Global wants to focus on the quality of their next flagship, and the company wasn t happy with the camera performance of the smartphone. This eventually led to the device s released getting postponed further.
It s good that HMD Global is taking all the steps to ensure that Nokia 9 PureView ends up becoming a class-leading flagship smartphone. In fact, the company taking the extra time to work on the smartphone s camera performance makes perfect sense, given that Nokia 9 PureView is expected to be an imaging powerhouse packing an unprecedented penta-lens camera system at the back.
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As for the launch timeframe, there s no information as to when Nokia 9 PureView will be made official. However, a recent Phone Arena report claimed that the flagship could arrive early next year.