Nokia 9.2 PureView Rumoured to Launch in Late 2020, Tipped to Have Snapdragon 865 SoC

This could be HMD Global’s new flagship for this year

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Nokia 9.2 PureView Rumoured to Launch in Late 2020, Tipped to Have Snapdragon 865 SoC

This phone will replace the Nokia 9 PureView (pictured above)

Highlights
  • HMD Global’s new flagship phone is rumoured to be the Nokia 9.2 PureView
  • The launch is said to be delayed to late 2020
  • It will most likely have the Snapdragon 865 SoC with a 5G modem

HMD Global's follow-up to the Nokia 9 PureView from this year might have hit a small snag, according to the latest rumour. The company's new flagship for 2020, reportedly called the Nokia 9.2 PureView is said to have delayed and might only show up much later in the year. One of the main reasons for the delay is said to be that HDM Global plans on using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC, instead of the Snapdragon 855 or 855+ chipset.

This news comes via a Russian Twitter account Nokia Anew (@nokia_anew), which tweeted that the announcement of the Nokia 9.2 is likely delayed to autumn of this year. HMD Global released the Nokia 9 PureView in 2019, but for some reason, went with a flagship SoC from 2018. There were rumours of a Nokia 9.1 PureView with a Snapdragon 855 SoC planned for early 2020, but that didn't work out, according to a report.

The final successor to the Nokia 9 PureView is rumoured to be called the Nokia 9.2 PureView. This phone will most likely have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC, which means it will be a 5G smartphone since this SoC is being bundled with the X55 5G modem only. Once again, the focus for this phone will most likely be its cameras. The Nokia 9.2 PureView could pick up from where the Nokia 9 PureView left off, and feature an upgraded penta-camera setup at the back. As for the rest of the specifications or design, it is anybody's guess as nothing of substance has been leaked yet.

Most manufacturers are going to make their big announcements next month, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It's still early but in all likelihood, HMD Global might have a press event yet again this year but whether it will announce of tease the Nokia 9.2 PureView remains to be seen.

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Roydon Cerejo Roydon Cerejo writes about smartphones and laptops for Gadgets 360, out of Mumbai. He is the Deputy Editor (Reviews) at Gadgets 360. He has frequently written about the smartphone and PC industry and also has an interest in photography. With over a decade of experience covering the consumer technology space, he is also an avid sci-fi movie and TV show geek and is always up for good horror flick. Roydon is available at roydon@gadgets360.com, so please send in your leads and tips. More
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