HMD Global had announced a flurry of Nokia-branded phones including the Nokia 8110 4G ‘banana phone’ at MWC 2018. The company has scheduled a keynote event at this year’s MWC as well, on February 24 to be precise, where it is also likely to announce a flurry of Nokia-branded phones. Last year’s star attraction was the long-delayed Nokia 8 Sirocco and this year, all eyes will be set on the long overdue Nokia 9 PureView.
The Nokia 9 PureView has been a long time coming but apparently its one-of-a-kind penta camera setup has been seemingly hard to make: hence the delay. The same was true about last year’s Nokia 8 Sirocco as well, which was one of the reasons why it shipped with a year-old Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor at a time when rivals were pumping out Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-based flagships. The same fate awaits the Nokia 9 PureView as well as all rumour mills point to one thing, that it will ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor at a time when rivals will be pumping out Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-based flagships.
If such be the case, the penta camera setup onboard the Nokia 9 PureView will have to be nothing short of ground-breaking to justify its older hardware and high price tag. The Nokia 9 PureView will reportedly cost anywhere between EUR 749-799 which roughly translates to a price close to or above Rs 60,000.
Rumoured specs of the Nokia 9 PureView include: 5.99-inch 2K+ PureDisplay with in-display fingerprint scanner, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage, stock Android Pie (Android One) software, and Qi wireless charging.
The Nokia 9 PureView will reportedly be accompanied by a more mainstream Nokia 6.2 which is said to incorporate a punch-hole selfie cam setup like the one found in the Honor View 20 and the Samsung Galaxy A8s. The Nokia 6.2 is said to be successor to last year’s Nokia 6.1. There may be more surprises in store considering how last year’s MWC turned out to be a launch fest for HMD.