The Nokia 9 PureView arrived early last year with a quirky penta-camera setup at the back. Although that idea didn't work, so much so that the firm behind that camera technology called it quits on smartphones after just one attempt, there have been multiple reports of the Finnish company working on a much-improved successor to the phone. However, we might be in for a much longer wait for the new device.
According to a recent report by NokiaPowerUser, the purported Nokia 9 PureView successor, which could launch as Nokia 10, might be delayed by another year. The device is reportedly still in the early stages of development. It may not arrive until the second half of next year.
The report adds that the handset will feature the yet-to-be-launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor. It may also get a stainless steel frame and an edge to edge display like the Nokia 8 Sirocco. It could be a Sapphire glass display, the report says based on a prototype of the phone. Previous reports have claimed a 120 Hz display refresh rate as well.
Zeiss will reportedly supply the PureView multi-camera setup for this phone. As mentioned earlier, Light, the California-based company behind the Nokia 9 PureView's penta-camera technology, has left the smartphone industry.
Nokia 9.3 PureView/Nokia 10 delayed again
The upcoming Nokia flagship was initially rumored to be called the Nokia 9.3 PureView based on the company's simplified naming scheme. However, a leaked internal document recently suggested that it will arrive as the Nokia 10 (probably still carrying the PureView branding). While the change in nomenclature, as well as the rumored specs, further hint at a big upgrade, there's no sign of the phone arriving anytime soon.
Earlier reports have suggested that the Nokia 9.3 PureView (or Nokia 10) will feature a 108-megapixel camera at the back. Better low-light photography and 8K video recording are among the key camera features.
Nokia hasn't enjoyed a much happy return to the smartphone industry. However, the company is now aiming for a top 3 spot in the global smartphone market. The HMD Global brand has its business strategy nicely set to achieve that target. It is putting in more focus on select key markets such as India, China, the UK, Germany, and the USA.
While Nokia is slowly making inroads into the market, these kinds of unexplained delays won't help the company's cause, surely not when it's your flagship model. Hopefully, there won't be any more delays and we will see Nokia 10 arrive sooner rather than later.