HMD Global has officially unveiled the Nokia 9 PureView smartphone at a press event in Barcelona on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress 2019. Part of Google’s Android One programme, the Nokia 9 PureView’s biggest highlight is its penta-lens camera setup present on the back of the smartphone. The camera setup houses three monochrome and two RGB lenses – all with the same f/1.8 aperture. Other key specifications of the phone include a 5.99-inch 2K screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and 6GB of RAM.
The Nokia 9 PureView will be priced at $699 and will be available for pre-orders immediately in select markets around the world. The sales open in March. There is no word on pricing and availability for South Africa as yet.
The Nokia 9 PureView’s camera system has been developed in partnership with Light. HMD Global has also worked with Qualcomm and Google to optimise the camera setup to fully utilise the Snapdragon 845 SoC’s power and work well Google’s Photos app. The phone packs five rear cameras with Zeiss certified lenses, which are joined by three 12-megapixel monochrome sensors and two 12-megapixel RGB sensors. Each of these cameras is triggered when a person takes a shot and then the phone fuses these photos together to create a single image. In the front, there is a 20-megapixel selfie shooter.
The device features a a 5.99-inch Quad-HD+ (1440×2960 pixels) POLED screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Nokia 9 also packs 6GB of RAM, 128GB of inbuilt storage, and 3,320mAh battery with wireless charging support. Additionally, the company has included the connectivity options like Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The Nokia PureView is also IP67 certified for water and dust resistance.
The Nokia 9 PureView runs on Android 9 Pie and will come with next-generation Pro Camera user-interface, which will allow the consumers to take effective control of the penta-lens setup, including allowing them to take native monochrome shots.