Nokia has been missing from the flagship field for more than a year. Other manufacturers release at least two flagship smartphones each year, and HMD Global’s last flagship phone is the 2019 Nokia 9 PureView.
There are several reports that the manufacturer is developing a new flagship product called Nokia 9.3 PureView, which will be equipped with a more powerful processor and upgraded cameras.
The last news we heard was that after many delays, this phone will finally be released in December. However, the latest report says that this phone will no longer be available this year.
The information comes from Nokia’s new company (nokia_anew). According to their tweet, Nokia 9.3 PureView will be released this year because the announcement has been postponed to the first half of next year.
Some bad news.
The Nokia 9.3 PureView won’t be unveiled this year.
The announcement was postponed to the first half of 2021. The month is still unknown.#exclusive #nokia9 #nokia #nokiamobile #hmd #juhosarvikas #nokia9pureview #2020year pic.twitter.com/cMLPNjtOjV
— Nokia anew 🤍❤️🤍 (@nokia_anew) November 26, 2020
The source said in response that the information was not a joke because they had received confirmation. It also pointed out that the new date (month) is unknown.
Although the above information is an unconfirmed report and should have a hint of salt, it turns out that this is not surprising. The phone expected to be powered by Snapdragon 865 has been postponed many times, so postponing again will be rare.
This phone was expected to debut in December along with Nokia 7.3 and Nokia 6.3 smartphones, but as next year comes, we guess that HMD Global may make major changes to the phone’s specifications, or may think that it will no longer be announced in December. The best time for high-profile mobile phones.
If major changes are to be made to the phone, we assume that the Snapdragon 865 processor may be replaced by the Snapdragon 875.
If this is the case, Nokia 9.3 is most likely to be available in the first half of this year before the availability of the processor.
However, if it is decided that the date is not a good time, then the phone should be listed with Snapdragon 865 early next year.
Given that the Nokia 9 PureView was launched in 2019 with the flagship processor of 2018, this is not uncommon.
HMD Global needs to take action unless its long-term plan is to continue to produce functional, entry-level and mid-range phones.