With five cameras and Zeiss optics to boot, you can expect the upcoming Nokia 9 PureView is going to be a serious photography tool, one that is worthy to carry the “PureView” name since the legendary Lumia 1020.
While the device is still some weeks aways from its official debut a number of credible leaks reveal key details and with the latest leaked video, it looks like some of important details are pretty much confirmed.
Here’s what we know about the Nokia 9 PureView.
The five-camera array mated to Zeiss optics promises to deliver HDR, depth-of-field (blurry background) effects and low-light performance that is unmatched by current dual- or triple- camera setup with up to 10 times more light sensitivity. The video also tauts high levels of detail with the camera being able to capture five images simultaneously.
You can also adjust depth-of-field effects after a shot has been taken but almost all phones can do this already.
Beyond the camera, the 5.99-inch Quad HD resolution display is pretty much confirmed as well and we now know that the display will be HDR 10 compliant. The rumoured in-display fingerprint scanner looks to be confirmed too.
The Nokia 9 PureView will run on the Android One variant of Android and will be launching with Android 9 Pie out of the box. According to the video, Nokia guarantees that the Nokia 9 PureView will get updates regularly for two years after the device is released.
Powering the device is a rather dated Snapdragon 845 processor with 64GB and 128GB of storage options available. The amount of RAM is not confirmed at the moment but prevalent rumours say that it is very likely to be 8GB.
Other goodies include free Google Photos unlimited storage and support for Qi wireless charging. Speaking of charging, the Nokia 9 PureView is rumoured to have a 4,150mAh battery.
The device is expected to be launched on the last week of January 2019.
However, looking at Nokia’s track record, we’re sceptical on whether the Nokia 9 PureView can live up to the hype.
Putting more cameras might not necessarily make photography better. Unless, of course, they do something radical like Huawei where they have opted for larger sensors and AI-assisted enhancements. At the moment, the P20 Pro is still the highest rated smartphone on DxOMark Mobile with a score of 109.