HMD Global has three new Nokia smartphones in development, namely Nokia 6.3, Nokia 7.3, and the Nokia 9.3 PureView. All of these smartphones are coming later this year but their official introduction may be slightly delayed.
They were previously reported to make their debut in the latter part of Q3 2020. However, while the development is on track as of now, the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic may force the launch to Q4 2020. The launch timings will depend on how the pandemic situation evolves from here on, Nokia Power User reports citing a source.
According to the report, HMD Global is going ahead with the testing of the prototypes of the three smartphones. The company is testing two prototypes of the Nokia 7.3, one of them with 5G connectivity.
The testing process is reportedly progressing fine, and if all goes well, it could arrive as the most affordable 5G-ready Nokia phone later this year. The Nokia 8.3 5G, the company's first 5G smartphone, launched earlier this year starting at €599.
The Nokia 9.3 PureView, on the other hand, is a flagship offering and will arrive with 5G connectivity as standard.
This phone will succeed last year's Nokia 9 PureView and is expected to be a photography powerhouse. The Nokia 6.3, meanwhile, is more of an affordable smartphone, so it misses out on 5G support.
Nokia 6.3, Nokia 7.3, and the Nokia 9.3 PureView may still launch in Q3
HMD Global is going all-in to resurrect the Nokia phone brand. The company launched three smartphones in March this year, including the Nokia 8.3 5G.
Those launches were followed by a leadership change as the company hired former OnePlus and Samsung marketing heads to lead its smartphone business.
It is now working on three more Nokia phones with plans to launch them later this year. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't helped businesses around the world and Nokia is no exception. It has disrupted smartphone supply chains globally.
However, the company is continuing with its bit of work. So if things don't worsen much over the coming months, we might still see the Nokia 6.3, Nokia 7.3, and the Nokia 9.3 PureView launch on their original schedule of Q3 2020.
The Nokia 9.3 PureView is already long-overdue. Since it's pitched to be the direct successor to the Nokia 9 PureView, one would expect it to launch just about a year after its predecessor. The latter launched in February 2019.
The new Nokia flagship will likely feature a 120Hz display and a 108-megapixel camera with 8K video recording capabilities. More details about the handset should surface in the coming months as we move closer to its launch.