Shops in China are either playing around with people, or they're being played around with by distributors. I can't know what the truth is for sure..
Originally, the official 'JD.com' and 'Suning.com' listings had the PureView going on sale as of March 15th. March 15th changed to March 20th. Now, March 20th has been delayed again to March 26th.
The way it's going, I expect the listing date to be changed at least another 3 times before April 1st.
This problem with 'advertised releases' doesn't seem limited to China.
I've noticed that this has been going on in many more countries.
Strange thing is that the phone is MADE in China, and somehow they were able to distribute the Nokia 9 in the U.S. first - thousands of miles away.
Are there politics at play with Samsung and Huawei getting an unfair opportunity to monopolize the market, or has it been a giant logistics screw-up?