Nokia delays flagship to feature the newer 2020 Snapdragon 865

Nokia will reportedly delay the release of the sequel to its 9 PureView till this autumn. The Finnish company allegedly wants to include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform in the device. Therefore, it will postpone the anticipated launch.
Qualcomm 865
The Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform has been built to scale 5G and leading 5th gen AI to power next-generation devices. Screenshot: Qualcomm

No time for repeated mistakes

PhoneArena reports that Nokia’s parent HMD was set to implement the chip’s predecessor Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform in the upcoming release. However, the company is prepared to wait until the next generation is available to put it into use.

This is a smart move for the firm as it makes sure that it doesn’t repeat the nightmare that happened during the last release. The Nokia 9 PureView was officially presented during the MWC show in Barcelona during February 2019.

However, the device’s chip quickly became outdated. This is because the phone used the 2018 Snapdragon 845 rather than the 2019 Snapdragon 855. The latter uses the 7nm process rather than the 10nm process. Therefore, many opted not to purchase a product that was behind Nokia’s rivals when it came to processing.

Nokia Pureview
The Nokia 9 PureView Stands out for the way the cameras, flash and sensors are integrated into the back of the device. Photo: Nokia

More on the 9 PureView

This release was set to be called the Nokia 9.1 but this plan has seemingly changed. Now, it’s likely to be launched as the Nokia 9.2. This device will expand on the specifications of the original 9 PureView. The current model features 6GB of memory, 128GB of storage, and an underwhelming 3320mAh battery.

The standout feature of the 9 PureView is its five 12 MP cameras. These have been touted to collect up to 10 times more light than a single phone camera color1 sensor. This device retails at a modest $399, making it more affordable for those that are on a tighter budget.

Another product in Nokia’s arsenal

Nokia will be attending CES 2020 next week. Although, it won’t be there to talk about the 9 PureView sequel. Instead, it will be to highlight last year’s Nokia 7.2 model. The device has been selected as a CES Innovation Awards honoree due to its well-received specifications.

Nokia 7.2
The Nokia 7.2 has been praised for its quality features despite it holding a low price point compared with its competition. Photo: Nokia

Its innovative features, sleek design, and fast processor will all be looked at. This device holds an octa-core Kyro 260 CPU, along with a 3,500┬ámAh battery. It also has a triple camera setup with the main camera holding the ability to shoot at 48MP. This isn’t bad for a launch price of $349.

Altogether, it’s a good idea for Nokia to take its time with the release of what we expect will be the Nokia 9.2. The smartphone market is constantly changing at a rapid rate so it’s better to launch a product at the right time.

Are you looking forward to the Nokia 9.2 when it eventually gets released? Let us know what your thoughts are on the device in the comment section.

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