Nokia’s 2020 flagship is likely to arrive soon, so here are all the rumours you need to know about the Nokia 9.2 PureView before the handset hits the shelves.
Observant Nokia fans might notice that the last smartphone in this series was the Nokia 9 PureView, so logically you’d expect the next entry in the series to be called the 9.1 based on the naming convention. Still, sources including NotebookCheck have reported that the handset intended as the 9.1 has been ditched after Nokia distanced itself from former collaborators Light (a camera manufacturer).
This article collects all the information we know so far on the device currently known as Nokia 9.2, including expected launch date, specifications, and design speculation.
Nokia 9.2 PureView – Release Date
We’ve received a few tip-offs from that you might have to wait a lot longer than expected to get your first look at the Nokia 9.2.
NokiaMob expects the handset to be released after June 2020, while Twitter account Nokia Anew has claimed that it’s been shifted back to Autumn to account for an upgrade to the processor.
Optimistically, we had kept our fingers crossed for the device to be unveiled at MWC 2020 – but the event’s cancellation due to coronavirus dashed our hopes.
Nokia 9.2 PureView – Price
Given that there’s been a great deal of uncertainty even surrounding the launch date, it will come as no surprise that an official price tag hasn’t been leaked yet either.
However, we have received positive news from Android Authority, which claims that the Nokia is targeting a price point of around €600 (~£508) rather than the heady heights of £1000, which several flagships have already matched or exceeded. But that price would nonetheless render it more affordable than the previous model, which cost £549 at the point of release.
Nokia 9.2 PureView – Design
So far we haven’t seen any candid snaps of the Nokia 9.2 out in the wild; all we’ve got to go on at this stage is a realistic render, embedded below, by concept designer Ben Geskin.
This artistic impression shows off a notch-free screen and a circular camera module which houses four camera sensors, while the rear panel is a smooth, dark blue shade. We’d be happy to see a similar design to this make the final cut, but for the moment we’ll wait in anticipation for a reliable leak or two to get a sneak peek of the device before its release.
Nokia 9.2 PureView – Camera
The most unique feature of the Nokia 9 Pureview was its unique camera arrangement, which consisted of five 12-megapixel lenses plus a Time-of-Flight sensor displayed in a trypophobia-triggering pattern to rival the infamous iPhone 11 Pro.
As the Nokia 9 PureView’s radical camera system met with mixed reviews upon launch, the 9.2 will probably have a more traditional camera system like to other phones on the market. We expect a high-resolution primary sensor accompanied by one or two complementary snappers to provide some added versatility; for instance, an ultrawide lens or a telephoto sensor.
Meanwhile, NokiaMob claims that the selfie camera is due for a substantial upgrade to a resolution of 32- or 48-megapixels.
Nokia 9.2 PureView – Processor
According to all the sources we’ve come across so far, the Nokia 9.2 PureView will employ the Snapdragon 865 processor, Qualcomm’s current top-tier chipset.
This news is promising due to its high-performance potential, though it’s not exactly surprising for a flagship phone after all. Where it holds real significance is that this means the 9.2 would boast 5G connectivity, since the Snapdragon 865 runs in conjunction with an X55 modem.
This could make it only the brand’s second 5G-compatible phone, following the launch of the Nokia 8.3 5G.