Nokia 9 PureView may finally launch in India soon, receives BIS certification

first_imgThe Nokia 9 PureView has been official since February when HMD Global announced the flagship at MWC 2019. Strangely enough, the company has been pretty quiet in the Indian market this year after a pretty busy 2018. We are yet to see a new Nokia phone in India in 2019, but it seems fans will not have to wait too long now. The Nokia 4.2 is expected to launch on May 7 as suggested by a new teaser, and now it looks like the Nokia 9 PureView will also be landing in India in the coming weeks.The Nokia 9 PureView with model number TA-1087 has been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), which suggests its imminent launch. HMD Global is yet to confirm the arrival of the Nokia 9 PureView, but the company started teasing its arrival all the way back in March. It’s hard to say the cause for the delay in the launch of the Nokia 9 PureView, but it is possible it could be due to issues with the flagship’s in-display fingerprint sensor, facial recognition and cameras that the company has been working to fix. HMD will likely want to iron out all the bigs before launching the device in more markets, hence the delay.The Nokia 9 PureView is arguably one of the most anticipated launches in India as it touts a penta-camera system. The phone has already received positive response from reviewers who have lauded the five camera setup and the ability to capture raw photos that can be edited as per the user’s needs. The Nokia 9 PureView also packs a Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, Android 9 Pie and a 3,320mAh battery.advertisementThe Nokia 9 PureView’s penta-camera system consists of five camera with 12MP f/1.8 sensors. Three camera offer monochrome sensors while two come with RGB sensors. On the front, the Nokia 9 PureView sports a 20MP selfie camera. The flagship also sports a 6-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with a 18:9 aspect ratio. As for the pricing, the Nokia 9 PureView is expected to cost under Rs 50,000, much like the Nokia 8 Sirocco last year.ALSO READ | Nokia 9 PureView India launch teased by HMD Globallast_img read more

Afghan President postpones US trip to discuss Taliban deal

first_imgKabul: Afghanistan’s president has postponed a planned visit to Washington early next week where he was to discuss the US-Taliban talks on ending America’s longest war, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday. The development emerged after the US envoy negotiating with the Taliban, Zalmay Khalilzad, abruptly returned to Qatar for unexpected talks with the insurgents on the deal that he had described as complete just days ago. The Taliban maintain a political office in the Gulf Arab state. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe agreement “in principle” to begin a US troop withdrawal only needed President Donald Trump’s approval, Khalilzad had announced on Monday. The person who told The Associated Press of President Ashraf Ghani’s postponed Washington trip was not authorised to talk to reporters and spoke on condition of anonymity. Since Khalilzad’s announcement on Monday, two horrific Taliban car bombings in the Afghan capital, Kabul one of which killed a US service member and objections to the deal from the Afghan government and several former US ambassadors to Afghanistan have put pressure on Khalilzad as many wonder whether a deal will truly bring peace. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe Taliban have explained their surge in deadly attacks including on the capitals of northern Kunduz and Baghlan provinces last weekend as necessary to give them a stronger negotiating position in talks with the US, a stance that has appalled Afghans and others as scores of civilians are killed. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel has even demanded that Khalilzad testify before the House committee about the negotiations, saying that “I do not consider your testimony at this hearing optional.” The Afghan president has been shut out of the US-Taliban negotiations, and during Khalilzad’s visit to Kabul this week Ghani was shown the agreement but not allowed to keep it. The Taliban have rejected negotiations with the Afghan government, seeing it as a puppet of the US, though it has expressed willingness to meet with Afghan officials in their personal capacity. Ghani’s government this week raised objections to the deal, echoing the former US ambassadors’ concerns that a full US troop withdrawal that moves too quickly and without requiring the Taliban to meet certain conditions, such as reducing violence, could lead to “total civil war” such as the one that engulfed the country in the 1990s after a rapid Soviet pullout and before the Taliban swept into power. “Afghans have been bitten by this snake before,” presidential adviser Waheed Omer said Thursday, recalling past agreements from which the Afghan government has been sidelined. The US hopes its deal with the Taliban will bring the militant group to the table for intra-Afghan talks to begin ahead of Afghanistan’s presidential election on September 28 a vote that Ghani insisted must be held on time and not be swept aside by any kind of interim government.last_img read more