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Nokia 9 PureView could be the name of HMD's next flagship smartphone

The Nokia 9 PureView will be with us soon according to the latest leaks surrounding HMD Global's upcoming flagship smartphone.

Details of the name and its "coming soon" release were teased in a tweet by prolific leaker Roland Quandt, who has a good track record when it comes to phone leaks.

The fact that HMD Global (the firm which licenses the Nokia name to use on smartphones) is ready to apply the PureView moniker to a device is exciting for all camera phone enthusiasts.

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The name has been applied to two previous handsets, directly in the name of the Nokia 808 PureView which launched in 2012, and the PureView technology made another appearance the following year when it landed in the Nokia Lumia 1020.

Both of these handsets boasted 41MP cameras and marked significant advancements in camera technology in phones.

The most cameras on a phone?

There are a host of rumors circulating around the Nokia 9 camera setup, with several pointing towards two rear snappers, although there are reports that the number could be as high as five.

Add to that a rumored dual-camera setup on the front and the Nokia 9 PureView may arrive boasting the most cameras ever on a smartphone.

Nokia does have a launch event on October 4, so we could see the handset arrive in just two days time. We'll be reporting live to bring you all the latest.

John McCann

John joined TechRadar a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs of some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.