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.
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.
— Nokia anew (@nokia_anew) December 30, 2019
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However, the device’s chip quickly became outdated.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.
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.
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 mAh 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.
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