We were expecting to see the Nokia 9.1 PureView, successor to the 9 PureView, in early 2020, possibly at the MWC 2020 trade show in February, but it seems we were wrong about the release date – and the name.
That's based on a rumor from Twitter user @nokia_anew, who suggests that the Nokia 9.1 PureView is not the name of the phone – instead, Nokia is jumping straight to the 9.2 PureView.
In addition, it's apparently not coming in early 2020 but closer to the end of the year.
The announcement of Nokia 9.2 is likely to be delayed until the autumn due to the replacement of the processor on the Snapdragon 865.#Nokia9 #NokiaMobile #HMD #Nokia2020 pic.twitter.com/DbAFdMFi6vDecember 30, 2019
According to Nokia Anew, this is to ensure the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset will be powering the phone. The Twitter user says the delay is for the 'replacement of the processor', which suggests Nokia was at one stage using an older chipset for the phone.
The use of the cutting-edge Snapdragon 865 is almost certainly an important enough change to necessitate Nokia delaying its next flagship's release. HMD Global declined to comment on the rumor.
The Nokia 9 PureView had the Snapdragon 845, which was outdated even for its time, and many users and reviewers criticized that element of the phone as a result.
We don't know much else about the Nokia 9.2 PureView at this time, but we'd expect it to be similar to its namesake, possibly with five rear cameras in a 'spider-eye' design. We'll let you know more when we find out, possibly further into 2020, but there will likely be more Nokia handsets announced before then.
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Tom Bedford was deputy phones editor on TechRadar until late 2022, having worked his way up from staff writer. Though he specialized in phones and tablets, he also took on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK and now works for the entertainment site What To Watch.
He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working on TechRadar, he freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. He also currently works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.