HMD Global is set to hold an event on December 05 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, where the company is widely expected to release a number of devices, one of which is the Nokia 9 with PureView five-camera setup. The new device is set to see an unprecedented number of cameras placed on the rear of the device to create a unique imaging experience with a focus on quality. With the world gearing up for the launch, there may be a last-minute change of plan that could change the company’s launch schedule.
Nokia 9 PureView Delayed Launch
According to Nokia Anew, this now may not be the case. The Nokia community took to Twitter to share some news stating that the Nokia 9 will not appear in the press conference on December 05. This is in direct contradiction to the teasers we’ve seen up to this point that suggests the Nokia 9 would debut at the event in Dubai. In a follow-up tweet, Nokia Anew then revealed that the decision to withhold the Nokia 9 launch was the decision of Juho Sarvikas.
Despite the decision not to launch the Nokia 9, if it turns out to be accurate, the report suggests that the Nokia 9 will still see a December launch. It could, therefore, be the case that there are some last minute problems that crop up regarding the device that will delay the launch, most likely surrounding the new camera system.
— Nokia anew (@nokiamobileru) 24 November 2018
While the report may be disappointing for those who were anticipating the unveiling of the device at the event, it could obviously still happen. If true, whatever has happened to the device is obviously a last-minute occurrence so could equally be resolved in time for the Dubai launch. We’ve already seen case manufacturers offer up products for the Nokia 9 on Amazon so the world is ready and waiting for the device, so let’s hope HMD Global can resolve any last-minute problems that have delayed the launch.
Nokia 9 PureView Rumored Specifications
According to recent reports, the Nokia 9 PureView is internally codenamed ‘Olympic’ and is rumored to have a dual glass design embedded on either side of the metal frame. The glass design lends suggestion that the device could support wireless charging, which is also reinforced by HMD Global having two certified wireless chargers. The pure existence of these wireless chargers means there should be no reason to omit wireless charging from the Nokia 9.
The device was earlier spotted on the FIH update server, running the Android 9 Pie and a lot of Nokia devices have got the Android 9 Pie beta updates. Three of them are running the stable OS build, which would suggest, combined with the launch timing, that the Nokia 9 PureView should ship with the latest Android 9 Pie.
Furthermore, the smartphone is expected to feature a USB Type-C port, and there will be no 3.5mm headphone jack. On the display front, the Nokia 9 PureView could sport a 5.9-inch QHD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, there will be Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, presumably with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The device could be powered by a massive 4150mAh battery and the device is expected to be water and dust resistance.