Nokia screwed up. The company does not want to update its main and only flagship


HDM Global has bad news for Nokia 9 PureView owners .

PureView is the first and so far the only flagship of the brand on Android, which has been plagued by failure from the very beginning. The 5-camera device, which was marketed as a breakthrough camera phone, was heavily delayed in development and entered the market in 2019 with the already outdated Snapdragon 845 processor and Android 9.0. Competitors then released flagships on the 855th dragon and 10th droid.

Since then, the Nokia 9 PureView had only one major firmware update to Android 10, and today it became known that the device is not planning to update to Android 11, which it should have received last quarter.

The fact is that Nokia engineers faced the problem of optimizing 5 cameras for the new system. The smartphone allegedly starts to photograph worse, so the Finns decided not to spoil what works and left everything as it is.

Since all devices of the brand are guaranteed to receive two global system updates, as an apology, Nokia is offering PureView owners a 50% discount on the Nokia XR20 or another model in the new X line in all countries where the problematic flagship was officially sold.

Recall that the Nokia 9 PureView received a 5.99-inch OLED display with 2K resolution without holes and cutouts, a Snapdragon 845 processor and 6/128 GB of memory, a sub-screen fingerprint scanner and a 3320 mAh battery. The main feature of the gadget is the main camera with five identical 12-megapixel sensors, which, according to the manufacturer’s idea, should provide increased detail and quality of shooting in the dark. However, even at the time of its release, PureView was inferior in photo capabilities to the leading flagships of Apple, Samsung and Google in the DxOMark test.