No more Nokia 9.1? HMD Global Working on Snapdragon 865-Powered Nokia 9.2

Slated to launch late this year

Learning from what worked and what did not work with last year’s Nokia 9 Pureview, HMD Global might be changing their minds regarding the Nokia 9.1. The long-rumored successor to the Nokia 9 PureView has been delayed several times, and a new report from Nokia Anew states that the Nokia 9.1 might not be happening at all.

Instead, HMD Global will be working on the Nokia 9.2, which is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 865 processor. By skipping plans for a Snapdragon 855/855+-powered Nokia 9.1, HMD Global should have enough time to optimize the software for the Nokia 9.2 in time for its Autumn 2020 (between September to December) release.

To recap, one of the reasons why the Nokia 9 PureView scored poorly at DxOMark was due to its unoptimized software and HMD Global’s baffling decision to use a Snapdragon 845—at a time where most brands were launching phones with a Snapdragon 855 processor.

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