The Nokia 9 PureView has finally been officially announced by HMD Global during MWC 2019 in Barcelona, and it's a camera dedicated to pleasing the photography fans out there with its five-camera array on the back. Designed with help from Light, Carl Zeiss, and Qualcomm, the Nokia 9 PureView aims to create the best possible images along with its attractive design and powerful specs.
The smartphone is made from a mix of metal and glass, using the series-6000 aluminum frame that has been anodized, and curved Gorilla Glass covers the front and the back. For now the Nokia 9 only comes in blue.
Display: 5.99 inches diagonally
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Headphone Jack: None
The display has an OLED panel with a Quad HD+ resolution. It adopts an under-the-glass fingerprint reader, the latest trend in the mobile world. There’s no notch. The 18:9 screen stretches nearly from top to bottom and features curved corners that match the curvature of the device itself.
HMD Global opted for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor in the Nokia 9 PureView. This is the processor used in many premium phones of 2018 and while that's impressive, the premium phones of 2019 are expected to mostly use the Snapdragon 855, so while they say it's using powerful specs, it may not be as powerful as other upcoming smartphones.
The powerful camera
In order for Nokia 9 PureView's five cameras to work together as one, Light contributed technology from its Lux Capacitor image processing chipser and multi-lens L16 camera. All images captured with the Nokia 9 PureView are taken in HDR, including 12MP of depth information, and are saved as RAW/DNG files. This gives photographers unprecedented power to edit pictures after the photos are taken.
Not only does the Nokia 9 PureView create images with adjustable exposure, but it also comes with many degrees of adjustable bokeh as well. To put this in perspective, most smartphone cameras with a two-camera array capture 1MP of depth information, whereas the Nokia 9 PureView has 1,200 layers of depth data, or twelve times as much.
The Nokia 9 PureView will cost 599 euros or $699 (over MYR 2,800) in the US though no release date has been announced. HMD Global has yet to reveal more information over the smartphone other than it will be a limited edition device, with only a set number to be made.