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Nokia 9 Release Date Pushed To Early 2019

Nokia 9's release delayed due to rear camera quality issue

New reports suggest Nokia 9 release date has been pushed to early 2019 to settle issues related to the handset’s rear camera system which will appear in a hexagonal shape.

According to a report coming from German website WinFuture.de, HMD Global marketing head for Germany, Britta Gerbracht, confirmed during the launch of Nokia 8.1 that the high-end Nokia 9 would be coming in early 2019.

As per the report, Gerbracht said during the interview that the company was not satisfied with the rear camera samples of the Nokia 9, so, the handset’s release has been delayed until the results reach the satisfaction levels. She mentioned the challenges being faced by HMD Global’s manufacturing partner, Foxconn, in the development of the Nokia 9 due to its complex Penta-camera setup. There is no word on the total pixel count of the camera system, but it is pretty likely that it is going to be very high.

The alleged Nokia 9 is expected to feature a 5.9-inch QHD display, with 3D protective glass and come powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. The rear cameras are expected to feature Zeiss branding.

In related news, HMD Global launched the Nokia 8.1 last week. The smartphone’s features include a 6.18-inch PureDisplay with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 81.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, and HDR10, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC paired with Adreno 616 GPU.

The Nokia 8.1 bears a dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics, with the primary 12-megapixel camera and a secondary 13-megapixel camera. At the front, the Nokia 8.1 bears a 20-megapixel fixed focus lens with 0.9-micron pixels.

support its dual rear cameras with Zeiss optics, its 18W fast charging capabilities, its, its, and the fact that it runs Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box.

While it currently remains unclear as to when the Nokia 9 would be launched, speculations hint at the launch to take place sometime between CES 2019 (early January) or MWC 2019 (late February).

Caroline Finnegan

A professionnal journalist for the past ten years, I cover global news and economic affairs for The Chief Observer.

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