As Nokia is finally getting back into the scene with their smartphones, the latest flagships won't be released around August or September. Nokia's 9.3 and 7.3 models are rumored to be announced by the third quarter of this year.

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(Photo : Screenshot from Twitter of @NokiamobBlog)

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What's the Scoop

The successor of the Nokia 9 PureView aims to be a smash hit, unlike the previous model. Its task is to break the sales and create a profit for Nokia this time around. 

HMD Global has given up on battling the first wave of 2020's flagships and maybe taking ideas from them as well and make it their own. This will be competing directly against Samsung's Note 20, Huawei's Mate 40, and Google's Pixel 5.

The Nokia 7.3 mid-range phone is also rumored to go alongside Nokia 9.3 announcement.

No release date has been confirmed yet, and plans may probably change depending on what happens during the coronavirus pandemic. 

HMD Global is currently testing the 9.3 and 7.3 prototypes and said: "it is progressing fine." Their website said that the 7.3 prototypes might be able to support 5G. To some followers, this news is not surprising since HMD Global has been striving to bring 5G affordable smartphones in the market to give them that much-needed edge to compete with more established brands like Samsung and Apple. 

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Of course, Nokia 9.3 will also be supporting 5G broadband and get the best chipset--the Snapdragon 865.

For now, Nokia does not have a flagship phone for the year 2020 due to the delays, but the wait will be worth it once it comes out, that's for sure.

Nokia So Far

Nokia has been facing several issues lately due to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing them to halt production. The tech company apologizes to its consumers for delaying orders. 

Nokia is not the only company facing the same fate--most companies' smartphone productions have been affected as well and had no choice but marked "sold out" the products.

Nokia Mobile stays optimistic as it believes the situation (the pandemic) is not permanent, and soon it can fulfill the pending orders as well as their other services as soon as humanly possible when everything is safe.

Nokia told, "In light of administrative directives around the COVID-19 outbreak, we are unable to fulfill any orders, and the service is suspended. It will be our effort to resume at the earliest. We regret the inconvenience. Stay safe in the meantime."

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