Nokia 9 PureView
The Nokia 9 has been in the news for a lot of reasons lately: image leaks,
speculations, renders, release date news, etc. The device is expected to
succeed the Nokia 8 which was released over a year ago. The Nokia 9
PureView is a smartphone with a whopping 5-camera array on the back.
That’s a total of six cameras when you include the one on the front.
With the release of the premium Nokia 9 PureView, HMD is aiming for a seat
towards the top of the camera charts alongside some of the best mobile
phone devices out there. In a nutshell, the new Nokia 9 PureView is a
commitment to a single idea.
This new device could be Nokia ticket at taking over and outrunning many
flagship devices. The name Nokia 9 PureView here HMD refers to as “Art”,
which is a process of refinement, removing all that is unwanted so, until you
are left with something pure, yet powerful.
The Nokia 9 PureView is distinguishable from other flagships on both sides. It
is certainly an attractive smartphone with rounded corners and shape. The
front display does not feature the trending edge-to-edge display feature,
which means no notch, instead of maintaining conservative bezels above
At the bottom of the phone are a USB-C port, in-call mic, and loudspeaker.
The power key and volume rocker sit at the top right side of the phone.
Nokia 9 five cameras, plus a flash and ToF (time of flight) sensor, at the back
of the smartphone, was well arranged, for a wildly distinctive seven-hole
radial pattern that looks a bit like the Blackberry logo looking very elegant
Featuring an aluminum body, the Nokia 9 PureView is an elegant design; the
6000 aluminum makes up the core and frame of the phone, and then fronted
with Gorilla Glass front. Although, not like recent phones, the back of the
Nokia 9 has curves in all the right places. The rear glass panel is also made
of Gorilla Glass 5 and has tapered edges on all four sides of the glass.
The Nokia 9 PureView measures 155 x 75 x 8mm and tips the scales at 172g,
ensuring its presence in your hand. The curved rear glass does help it nestle
in the palm. Nokia 9 PureView is only made in one color for now called
The Nokia 9 phone features a 5.99-inch display with QHD+ (1440×2960
pixels) resolution, though it was criticized for not following the trend of full
view, edge-edge display. It comes with a POLED screen which also seems to
be the norm for 2019 flagship devices with 18.5:9 aspect ratios and an indisplay
The P-OLED screen also known as the Plastic-OLED screen is simply the
latest iteration technology. This LG designed pO’LED is lighter weight,
thinner, and easier to mold and shape than glass.
Nokia PureView has a large 2K display resolution, it looked bright, clear and
colorful during our hands-on time with the phone, and it should be great for
viewing the high-resolution photos taken by the multi-camera system.
There is an additional feature hiding under the display too, with a fingerprint
scanner built into the screen. The Nokia 9 PureView comes with the
commonly used optical reader.
This brings us to the best thing about the Nokia 9 phone. The five camera
setup at the back of the phone is aimed at photography enthusiasts. And this
phone is made perfectly for those who like to tune their RAW photos in postprocessing,
like opening up shadows, bringing back highlights, and applying
just the right amount of sharpening.
All the cameras lenses have the same fixed focal length of 28mm and are all
12MP each with f/1.8 aperture lenses, which work together to capture 60
megapixels of data for every image.
The middle and bottom center are RGB sensors, and the outer three are
monochrome sensors. There’s also a Monochrome mode in the camera app
that lets you shoot true black-and-white photographs, and it utilizes the
three monochromatic sensors.
The Nokia 9 utilizes Zeiss Optics, unsurprisingly, but the underlying
technology is powered by Light. It’s the Light Lux Capacitor in the
Snapdragon 845 that allows the Nokia 9 to capture and fuse these photos.
Every time you take a photo, the camera combines the image captured from
each sensor to produce an image. The images from all five are all stacked to
produce a single final image with a spectacular dynamic range and detailed
Nokia 9: Expected Specifications
These specs are a compilation of all the rumors and leaks that have surfaced
over the past month put into a list. These are not the official/confirmed
specifications of the Nokia 9.
- Dimension: 155 x 75 x 7.9 mm (6.10 x 2.95 x 0.31 in)
- Display: 5.9-inch AMOLED FHD+ (1440 x 2960 pixels) Always-on
- display with Corning Gorilla Glass
- CPU: 2.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC
- GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 630
- Operating System: Android 9 Pie
- RAM: 8GB
- Rear camera: Five (5) unspecified cameras
- Front-facing Camera: Single 12MP selfie camera
- Storage: 128GB, up to 512GB via hybrid SD card slot
- Battery: Non-removable 4,150mAh Lithium-Polymer battery
- Others: IP68 dust/waterproof rating, under-display fingerprint
- sensor, USB-C