Nokia's next flagship phone appears to have been delayed...again
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The last time we received word about the successor to the Nokia 9 PureView, the report claimed it would ditch HMD Global's partnership with Light and that the phone would be launched sometime in the first half of the year. Apparently, though, there's been a change of plans.
Going by a new report by Nokiapoweruser, the launch of the Nokia 9 PureView's successor has yet again been pushed backward. The reason for that should be obvious, of course; Covid-19. HMD Global has developed a habit of delaying the release of its flagship phone, with the Nokia 9 PureView's launch pushed back several times, eventually leading to it being released with an outdated SoC. That trend continues now, albeit with a tangible reason this time out.
Even more curious is the fact that the source refers to the device as the Nokia 9.3. That's incredibly confusing as there was neither a Nokia 9.1 nor a Nokia 9.2. Jumping to what should be the fourth iteration is a tad surprising, although that could be in a bid to match the phone's model name with that of others in the company's lineup.