Nokia 9.3 PureView to take on Samsung and OnePlus with a 120Hz screen, Snapdragon 865, and more
Much like Motorola, it's been a while since we've seen a proper Nokia flagship. Last year's Nokia 9 PureView got mixed reactions from fans and enthusiasts alike, primarily due to its trypophobia-inducing rear camera array. The phone is all set to receive a successor in the form of the Nokia 9.3 PureView. The phone was supposed to drop sometime in Q2 2020. That date got pushed back a little due to the current pandemic. Some details about the phone have emerged online, and they paint quite a rosy picture of Nokia's upcoming flagship.
The information comes from Nokia_anew on Twitter in the form of three separate Tweets. The first one states that Nokia 9.3 PureView will come with a 120Hz screen. The second one says that the rear camera setup will come with a 108MP sensor. Nokia reportedly experimented with a lot of sensors before zeroing in it. Additionally, only one lens in the rear camera array will support optical image stabilization (OIS). The last Tweet mentions that Nokia considered adopting a more conventional approach towards the Nokia 9.3 PureView's camera array, but scrapped the idea at the end. There are reportedly over ten prototypes of the Nokia 9.3 PureView in development.
Considering that the Nokia 9.3 PureView is a flagship device, it'll be reasonable to assume that it will ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. It was initially supposed to come with last year's Snapdragon 855+, and Nokia's last-minute decision to opt for a newer chipset is one of the reasons for its delay. It'll be interesting to see what else Nokia has in store for us with its top-of-the-line offering. The key to the Nokia 9.3 PureView's success will be its price, as it has a lot more competitors compared to last year. An attractive price combined with Nokia's market reputation and excellent software support will be enough to make the Nokia 9.3 PureView a roaring success.