[Exclusive] Nokia 9 PureView won’t release in India this month despite official teaser

“Nokia 9 PureView India launch event might be held in July, but it will definitely not be hitting the market this month”

HMD Global has teased the launch of the Nokia 9 PureView smartphone in India once again. Over the past couple of days, the company has posted two teaser videos for the Nokia handset on Twitter, saying that the “Ultimate focal length control on the Nokia 9 PureView. Coming soon.” The brand hasn’t yet revealed the exact launch date for the device, but it could happen as soon as later this month. However, 91mobiles has learnt that the Nokia 9 PureView won’t be available to buy in the country this month, even if it launches here in the coming days.

91mobiles has learned the aforementioned information from a HMD Global distribution partner in the country. So it’s likely the phone will be up for grabs at some point next month, if indeed it launches in India within July. It’s worth mentioning that the company teased the Nokia 9 PureView’s India launch in March too, but it got delayed. Notably, a HMD Global executive recently said that the flagship’s India launch is being delayed as the brand intends to “serve the market with what is relevant to the market”. Lately, the company’s focus in the country has been on budget-oriented models such as the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 2.2, among others.

Nokia 9 PureView specifications

To recall, the Nokia 9 PureView flagship is the world’s first smartphone to flaunt a five camera setup at the rear, with two 12MP RGB shooters and three 12MP monochrome sensors. The phone has a 5.99-inch pOLED display with QHD+ resolution and HDR10 support, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The other highlights of the handset include an in-display fingerprint sensor, 128GB of storage, a 20MP selfie camera, and a 3,320mAh battery with fast-charging and wireless charging support.

Nokia 9 PureView

The Nokia 9 PureView price in India will, of course, be the major draw for all the fans as the smartphone offers a highly rated camera setup but also features last year’s Snapdragon 845 processor. Therefore, HMD Global will have to maintain a fine balance while pricing the upcoming flagship. A report in the past suggested the handset will be offered in the country at Rs 46,999. We will update you more on this matter as soon as the brand officially announces anything.

Akshay aka Techakko has been working with 91mobiles since 2012. Passionate about gadgets, he has a special interest in smartphones and games. The constant stream of news stories he writes is testament to his prowess as a human web crawler. A graduate in Computer Science, he dabbles as a game developer and competes in various gaming tournaments in his spare time. When he wants to take a break from the screen, he enjoys long rides on his Yamaha FZ-S.
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