Nokia 9 PureView smartphone launch delayed due to camera issues: Report

The alleged Nokia 9 PureView is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage

As we get ready for the launch of the Nokia 8.1 in India today, the launch of its upcoming flagship phone which will be sporting five cameras is delayed for now.

According to a report in PhoneArena, which quoted German website Winfuture.de, HMD Global's head of German PR, Britta Gerbracht, has confirmed that a high-end Nokia smartphone would be coming in early 2019. The name 'Nokia 9' was also mentioned in the interview, but it was also admitted that the phone's launch would be delayed.

Nokia 9 Pureview. Image: YouTube/Concept Creator

Nokia 9 Pureview. Image: YouTube/Concept Creator

From the earlier leaks we have seen, the Nokia 9 PureView is expected to be sporting a five-camera setup, with the cameras and flash arranged in a unique format. According to the report, Nokia wants to focus on the camera of the Nokia 9 PureView and initial camera results haven't been too impressive, prompting the delay.

There is no word on the total pixel count of this camera system, but it is safe to say that it is going to be pretty high. We could also see a 41 MP sensor like the one seen on the Nokia 808 PureView back in 2012.

The alleged Nokia 9 PureView is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage and it might feature a 6-inch display.

Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco sales have been not so impressive and the company is hoping that the Nokia 9 PureView smartphone would change that trend.

It was also mentioned in the interview that some of the biggest Nokia smartphone launches would happen in 2020 and 2021. We are expecting Nokia to announce 5G ready devices by then.

There is no clarity as to when the Nokia 9 PureView would indeed be launched. Speculations hint at the period between CES 2019 (early January) and MWC 2019 (late February).

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