Nokia 9 PureView with Penta-lens Camera Setup, Snapdragon 845 SoC Teased to Launch Soon in India


HMD Global, the manufacturer of Nokia smartphones is readying the launch of their flagship cameraphone – the Nokia 9 PureView in India soon. According to the eagle-eyed folks over at NokiaPowerUser, the confirmation of this launch came from none other than the official Twitter handle of Nokia Mobile India via a now-deleted tweet. The content of the tweet clearly indicated that the Nokia 9 PureView – which has received widespread acclaim for its excellent imaging capabilities- is indeed India bound. The text of the now-deleted tweet is produced in its entirety below.

“Explore much more than meets the eye with the power of 5. Ultimate focal length control on the Nokia 9 PureView. Coming soon. #ExploreEveryDetail”

Note that HMD India is yet to send out press invites – a usual chore that happens right before a new launch – for the Nokia 9 PureView. This could mean that the actual launch is still a couple of weeks away. That being said, you would be the first one to know if and when HMD India starts issuing invites.  Now, in case you have been living under a rock for the past six months, here’s a brief lowdown on the specifications and key features of the Nokia 9 PureView.

Nokia 9 PureView: What’s special about the camera?

As evident from the PureView branding, it is a given that the Nokia 9 PureView is an imaging-centric device. One look at the rear panel of the phone and whatever little doubts you had regarding the positioning of this device as a cameraphone would immediately go away. This is where Nokia has integrated as many as 5 camera lenses that work in tandem to output flagship-grade photos. The handset also happens to sport the world’s first Penta-lens camera. Each of these lenses is mated to five 12MP sensors. Apart from these five sensors, the phone also gets a sixth ToF sensor for gathering depth information. Three of the five sensors gather monochrome data while the remaining two sensors gather RGB data. The final image produced by the phone combines data from all these six sensors. This essentially means that you will get never-before-seen levels of detail on each of the images captured by the phone.

Nokia 9 PureView: Other key specifications

The Nokia 9 PureView was announced in early 2019. The phone, however, still uses the previous generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. It is offered in a single 6GB+128GB configuration. The display used is a 5.99-inch P-OLED panel with QHD+ resolution and support for HDR10 and a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. The phone runs Android 9 Pie and also happens to be an Android One device. Powering this hardware is a 3320 mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. The handset is IP67 certified for dust and water resistance. As for connectivity, it gets support for 4G VoLTE, dual SIM, USB 3.1, Bluetooth V5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC.