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Nokia 9.2 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC tipped to arrive in late 2020

Nokia 9 PureView
Nokia 9 PureView (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • A new rumor claims the Nokia 9 PureView successor will arrive in autumn this year.
  • The smartphone will apparently be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 mobile processor.
  • Even though the phone's tech specs remain a mystery currently, we expect it to be a massive upgrade over the Nokia 9 PureView.

According to a Nokia Anew, a Twitter account that has a decent track record when it comes to Nokia-related leaks, HMD Global has delayed the launch of the Nokia 9 PureView until Autumn this year. The delay has been attributed to "replacement" of the phone's processor. While it was previously rumored that the phone will have a Snapdragon 855 processor, Nokia Anew now claims it will be powered by the newer and more powerful Snapdragon 865.

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If the information is accurate, Nokia's next flagship phone will not be powered by a generation old processor. The Nokia 9 PureView was launched at MWC 2019 with the outdated Snapdragon 845 processor running under its hood.

Even though the Nokia 9 PureView was the first phone to have a penta-lens camera setup on the back, the phone was among the most underwhelming flagships released in 2019. Its successor will probably a more impressive device overall, although almost nothing is known about the phone's hardware currently. While it was previously rumored to debut as the Nokia 9.1 PureView, the latest rumor suggests it will be called the Nokia 9.2 instead.

Nokia 9 PureView

Nokia 9 PureView

Like most smartphones bearing the Nokia name, Nokia 9 PureView has a gorgeous design and impressive build quality. It also has a unique 5 camera array and a 5.99-inch pOLED panel with HDR10 support.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
2 Comments
  • Hm, why just not release 9.1 with 855 at the beginning of the year and 9.2 with 865 at the end of it? Anyway, maybe now, when there is no new flagship for early 2020, we will see more firmware updates for previous flagships like Nokia 8 Sirocco? Would be nice. Maybe they even extend its support for one more big Android update (11)... Well, just dreaming.
  • The only issue with original Nokia 9 was the older processor and slow processing times. Image quality alone, the Nokia 9 was one of the best camera systems of 2019 in my opinion anyway. The successor with the SD 865 should blow away the competition or at least measure in the top three phones this year.