HMD Global has finally launched the much-awaited Nokia 9 PureView at the Mobile World Congress 2019 sidelines after months of speculations and leaks. Revealing the smartphone at an event in Barcelona today, the company finally rested all the rumor mills. Nokia 9 PureView is a part of Google’s Android One programme and it is also HMD Global’s new flagship device with a number of features such as a 5.99-inch 2K display, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM, and more. However, its major highlight is the five-lens camera setup at the rear end that house three monochrome and two RGB lenses with a similar f/1.82 aperture. Apart from that, the device runs Android 9 Pie with an enhanced Pro Camera interface.
Nokia 9 PureView Price & Availability
Nokia 9 Pure View is priced at $699 that translates roughly around Rs. 49,700 and it will be on pre-orders immediately in selected markets around the globe. Moreover, the sales will be open in early March. According to HMD Global, the Nokia 9 PureView will be available in Midnight Blue color initially.
There has not been a word about India specific pricing and availability. However, we are expecting HMD Global to release Indian prices with global prices altogether in the upcoming days.
Nokia 9 PureView Camera
We need to talk about its imaging department first. The Nokia 9 PureView, as earlier rumors, has five sensors in the back camera setup. The whole system is built in partnership with Light. Moreover, HMD Global took one step ahead to empower camera software by collaborating with Google and Qualcomm to optimize and utilize it to the fullest with Google Photos app as well as Snapdragon 845 chipset. The smartphone features five rear sensors that have Zeiss certified lenses in it. It includes three 12MP monochrome sensors along with two 12MP RGB sensors.
Each of these cameras clicks together when the user shoots a sight. The software then fuses all the images taken to give you a perfect picture. You will not disappoint with the front camera too. It has a 20MP selfie shooter with all the depth settings available.
Nokia 9 PureView Specifications
Under the hood, as mentioned earlier, runs with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. To beautify the front, it has a 5.99-inch Quad-HD+ POLED display with 1440×2960 pixels of resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Nokia 9 PureView gets juice from a 3,320mAh battery with wireless charging support, which is a high-end specification for a 50K smartphone. In addition to these, the HMD Global smartphone has Wi-Fi 5, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0 in the connectivity department. Certified by IP67, Nokia PureView is also Water and dust resistant and it comes with USB Type-C port. However, the disappointment is the missing 3.5mm audio jack.
The improved Pro Camera interface running with Android 9 Pie onboard allows users to effectively utilize all the lenses on the Penta-lens setup at the rear end, which further allows them to click native monochrome shots.