Nokia 9 PureView penta-camera smartphone may have finally gotten its official launch date


We have to admit that the resurgence of the Nokia brand caught us by surprise. Since it was acquired by HMD a few years back, Nokia has done everything in its power to regain consumer confidence and churn out some pretty impressive smartphones. While most of its devices have been geared towards the low end of the market, Nokia appears to be changing its focus with the upcoming Nokia 9 PureView smartphone which will feature a penta-camera on the back.

After months of waiting, it finally looks like we have an official launch date for the Nokia PureView 9. Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer announced on Twitter that the company will be hosting a launch event on February 24 at MWC in Barcelona. There were a few rumors circulating that the Nokia 9 PureView would make its debut at the end of January, but it looks like HMD has decided to keep its flagship device under wraps for a few more weeks.

The spec sheet of the Nokia 9 PureView is pretty impressive. A leaked promotional video highlights its Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, an in-display fingerprint sensor and its penta-camera on the back. The phone will also be an Android One device with Android Pie right out of the box. This means that users will get timely security patch updates and shouldn’t have to wait more than a month or two for the latest version of Android once Google makes it available. Add in the fact that the phone’s price should sit between 749-799 euros, the Nokia PureView 9 appears destined for success. 

Based on what we’ve seen so far, do you think the Nokia PureView 9 will be an adequate alternative to flagship devices from Samsung, LG and Sony?


Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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