Nokia 9.1 PureView with Snapdragon 855, 5G, and better cameras may arrive in Q4 2019

Nokia 9
Nokia 9 (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • A new report claims the Nokia 9.1 PureView will launch in Q4 2019.
  • The Nokia 9.1 PureView will be a 5G-enabled smartphone with a Snapdragon 855 inside.
  • It will apparently have improved cameras with better low-light and video performance.

When HMD Global introduced the Nokia 9 PureView at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, it drew a lot of attention for being the world's first smartphone with five cameras at the back. However, as noted by Daniel in his review of the phone, HMD couldn't get the cameras to work in conjunction, making the device less-than-ideal. According to a new report by NokiaPowerUser, HMD Global's is said to be working on a new model that doesn't suffer from the same shortcomings.

The report claims the upcoming flagship phone, dubbed Nokia 9.1 PureView, will debut sometime in the fourth quarter of the year. While the smartphone was previously expected to be launched towards the end of the third quarter, the Finnish company doesn't want to hurry this time and has asked the development team to work on resolving all camera-related issues.

The Nokia 9.1 PureView is said to feature much better cameras this time around, thanks to a better processor and improvements to the software algorithm. While the report confirms the upcoming flagship will have camera technology from Light, it does not specify if the company will use newer sensors.

Unlike the Nokia 9 PureView, which runs on last year's Snapdragon 845 chipset, the Nokia 9.1 PureView will have the newer Snapdragon 855 inside. Apart from upgraded internals, the phone is said to feature a more impressive design with a hole punch for the selfie camera, similar to the mid-range Nokia X71. It will also be HMD Global's first smartphone to have 5G connectivity and will launch with Android Q out of the box.

Nokia 9 PureView review: Five great cameras, one big problem

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • Well well if this turns out to be the real deal check on me in January.😎
  • A Verizon-certified version would be stellar as well...really like Nokia's ability to keep things fresh & different!
  • I'd love to see that myself. Will either be this or pixel 4 whichever impresses me most or arrives first. Don't mess this one up Nokia I'm counting on you
  • Well they just lost my money with the hole punch in the screen. I was waiting on the upgraded version of this phone and with the hopes they wouldn't screw with anything other than upgrading the internals and and camera software. I was hoping for the addition of SD card Support as well. But the biggest thing for me was to keep the same 6 inch, 16:9 aspect ratio screen with no notch or hole. Do that and I would have spent a thousand bucks on this phone. But just like every other company in existence nowadays, they had to fix what wasn't broken and screw with the screen so I'm out. Won't be considering this any more and will stick with my Xperia 1 for now.