We’ve lived for years with a single main camera phone. Then, the dual camera trend stepped in. The trend is followed by almost every smartphone manufacturers including a certain fruit company. The dual rear camera setup was not enough, so the companies pushed the game even further. We’ve seen the triple camera in the recent flagships of Huawei, Xiaomi, and even Samsung. Today, Nokia has taken this race to a whole new level.
At MWC 2019, the company has unveiled its much-anticipated smartphone of all time, the Nokia 9 PureView. In an event held on 24th February, Nokia launched its latest flagship with Penta-camera setup on the rear. Now that’s a smart move from Nokia. Well done! After months of leaks and renders, Nokia has finally announced the Nokia 9 PureView and as expected, the phone looks stunning.
Nokia 9 PureView Overview
Let’s first talk about the display of the Nokia 9 PureView. This time, the company has gone with an 18:9 P-OLED panel. This 5.99-inches display has a resolution of 1440×2880 with a pixel density of 538ppi. The body of the phone is made up of aluminum giving it a premium look. You also get Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front as well as the back. Unlike the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the company has waved goodbye to the infamous notch this time. However, we still get to see a bit of bezel on the top and bottom.
Let’s now talk about the most highlighting feature of the phone, the cameras. Unlike the regular flagships, the company has gone with five rear cameras. All five are 12MP (f/1.8) lens with only two shooting in color. Nokia has gone with two RGB sensors and three monochrome sensors that give your photos heightened contrast and detail. The single 20MP sensor handles selfie duty up front.
Most of the multi-camera smartphones these days feature a mix of wide, ultra-wide and telephoto sensors for added flexibility. But the Nokia 9 PureView is different. You can’t use just one of the cameras unless you’re shooting in monochrome. Whenever you press the shutter, all five cameras shoot a photo in different exposures at the same time. All the images then get merged together into a single, ultra-detailed shot.
This time, Nokia has partnered with Light, the maker of the 16-camera L16. Actually, Nokia is employing Light’s Lux Capacitor camera-control chip here to manage the five cameras. It is because the Snapdragon 845 can handle only up to three lenses out of the box. However, the company has also worked with Qualcomm to optimize the cameras as much as possible. Lightroom will come preinstalled on the device as Nokia is also teaming up with Adobe for the Nokia 9 PureView. These companies are jointly developing Lightroom presets specifically tuned to the lenses on the Nokia 9 PureView.
While the camera is obviously the star of the show here, the Nokia 9 PureView is no slouch in the performance department. The device does not feature the latest and greatest from Qualcomm, but the Snapdragon 845 is still capable of nailing everything you throw at it. Speaking of which, the phone has 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
Compared to the previous Nokia flagships, the Nokia 9 PureView is HMD’s most satisfying smartphone yet. The phone has a couple of premium features like an in-display fingerprint sensor, Qi fast wireless charging, and IP67 dust and water resistance. Fueling the device is a 3,320mAh non-user removable battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. However, there is no 3.5mm headphone port.
The Nokia 9 PureView runs on the purest version of Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. This Android One platform helps the phone be absolutely bloat free.
Nokia 9 PureView Price in Nepal
The Nokia will be available in one color option i.e, Midnight Blue. The price is set at $699 and the phone will hit shelves on March. The preorders for the device starts from today. The Nokia 9 PureView price in Nepal, however, is still unknown. We aren’t even sure if the phone will make it out here. If it does, we will make sure to keep you guys posted. Stay tuned!