The Nokia 9 PureView's camera setup won't disappoint, photo sample suggests

The Nokia 9 PureView's camera setup won't disappoint, photo sample suggests


At its Mobile World Congress press conference in Barcelona this Sunday, HMD Global will be introducing the Nokia 9 PureView smartphone with five rear cameras.

A single 20MP front-facing camera handles selfie duty but it's the rear where things get really interesting for photo buffs. Be assured that the Nokia 9 PureView will get through the knocks and mishaps of real-life with a 6000 series aluminium chassis with our signature dual diamond cuts and the Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on the front and back.

Elsewhere, the Nokia 9 PureView is rated IP67 for dust and water resistance, which means it should be able to take high-resolution depth-map photos in the water.

The Nokia 9 PureView sports a 5.99-inch OLED screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9, and a QHD+ resolution of 2880 x 1440. The Nokia 9 PureView screen also features an integrated fingerprint sensor, with security features further complemented by advanced biometric face unlock technology.

The Nokia 9 PureView heads a new range of smartphones announced by HMD on Sunday, including an entry-level device and two mid-level handsets, all created to work with Google's Android One, which guarantees two years' of operating system upgrades. In this setup, we're looking at three 12 MP monochrome cameras paired with two 12 MP RGB cams.

Every image captured on the Nokia 9 PureView is HDR, with up to 12.4 stops of dynamic range and a full scene 12MP depth map. It is a sensitivity measurement where the brightness of the image increases by twofold. Designed for photography enthusiasts, the Nokia 9 PureView is the only smartphone to capture images simultaneously from all five lenses to give you an image capture so rich that post processing possibilities are endless. The smartphone comes with support for the Bokeh effect, improved Pro Camera UI, and Google Photos Depth Editor. Google Photos app can natively support the photos taken through Nokia 9 PureView.

For those paying attention, we also recently saw an announcement that Sony Electronics and Light will be working together to make reference devices, so this is an arrangement that you might see elsewhere going forward. It will also ship with Android 9 Pie Go Edition. It's powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, along with 2 or 3 GB RAM.

Since it was initially meant to release previous year, unlike other 2019 flagships, the Nokia 9 PureView is underpinned by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and backed by 6GB of RAM paired 128GB of internal memory. The internal storage of 128 GB.

There is 4,000mAh battery on board, which the company claims can last up to two days. It carries support for Quick Charge 3.0 and USB PD. By the time its first Android phone, the Nokia 6, emerged in January of 2017, it was clear the company was onto something.

The Nokia 9 PureView will cost $699 (around £540) and will be on sale in the coming weeks. The company is expected to play on the nostalgic factor this year as well with the Nokia N9, which was the Windows phone that came with an eye-catching design at that time (October 2011).

  • Terrell Bush