After the widely successful launches of the Nokia 4.2 and the Nokia 3.2, HMD Global is gearing up to announce some more smartphones in India. The event will be held in New Delhi and the brand may finally announce the Nokia 9 Pureview in the country. While the flagship handset is bound to take centre stage, the brand is also expected to debut the Nokia 1 Plus handset alongside it.
Earlier on this month, the Nokia 9 Pureview passed through the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) which meant that its official launch was imminent. The Nokia 9 Pureview will be HMD Global’s next flagship smartphone and will feature a 5.99-inch OLED display boasting a resolution of 1440 x 2880 giving it a QHD+ screen. There will also be an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication. Nokia doesn’t want this handset to be compared to the 2019 flagships since it sports a 2018 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and not a Snapdragon 855 chipset. The most likely explanation for the use of a Snapdragon 845 was because HMD Global was too far along the way in developing the Penta-camera handset to utilise a processor that was new at the time. The brand stuck to their guns and worked with an SD845 chipset and ensured it gives a user the best possible experience. With the Snapdragon 845, HMD Global has clocked it at 2.8GHz making it quite a beast in its own right.
The Penta-camera layout is the major highlight of the Nokia 9 Pureview. The cameras comprise of a total of five 12MP sensors that are fitted with Zeiss optics. HMD Global has shared that two of the five sensors are RGB sensors while the rest are monochromatic sensors. Also, we find a 3D ToF sensor on the handset. The front-facing camera is no slouch either with HMD Global adding a 20MP shooter up front with HDR support.
The battery is the only area where the handset is lacking in comparison to flagship devices as it features a lowly 3320mAh battery. This is quite less in comparison to its Android rivals. However, for good measure, the handset is capable of supporting 18W fast charge.
Apart from the Nokia 9 Pureview, the other rumoured handset is the Nokia 1 Plus. This is an Android Go smartphone featuring a MediaTek MT6739WW chipset.
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