Nokia 9 PureView Press Render Hints at In-display Fingerprint Sensor, Expected to Launch on Feb 24


The Nokia 9 PureView will be unveiled during its MWC press conference in Barcelona, Spain later this month. It is going to be HMD Global’s flagship smartphone for the year 2019. However, the device has been subject to a number of leaks ahead of its official unveiling. Now, a new image of the phone has surfaced, revealing its design and its penta-lens camera setup from up close. 91Mobiles, an Indian tech publication, has managed to get its hands on this new image and published it on its blog.

Nokia 9 PureView Features Penta-Camera

Nokia 9 PureView Camera
Nokia 9 PureView Camera / Image Credits: 91Mobiles

The Nokia of the past had always been known for making mobile phones with high-quality cameras. However, over the past few years, it hasn’t been able to make any phone that can stand a chance to go head-to-head with current camera champions like the Pixel series from Google, Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series from Samsung and Huawei’s high-end smartphones. Now, Nokia aims to break its barriers with the launch of the Nokia 9 PureView, which comes with a unique five-camera setup on its rear.

The company promises that the Nokia 9 PureView’s camera can capture five simultaneous shots for “life in impossible detail” and “10× more light captured.” Going by the image, the Nokia 9 PureView appears to have five camera sensors with ZEISS lens, a dual-tone dual-LED flash, and a 3D TOF depth sensing unit. Users can also re-adjust focus images captured using this phone’s rear-facing camera within Google Photos.

Nokia 9 PureView
Nokia 9 PureView / Image Credits: 91Mobiles

While the exact information about these five camera sensors isn’t available right now, we expect the camera assembly to feature a primary sensor with a wide-angle lens, another camera with a telephoto lens, a camera sensor with an ultra-wide angle lens, a depth-sensing unit, and a monochrome sensor. The phone will also be able to capture 4K 60fps videos. At the front, the Nokia 9 PureView could come featuring a 12MP sensor and autofocus.

Nokia 9 PureView Features, Specifications

We had exclusively published a video promotion of the Nokia 9 PureView, revealing most of its important features and specifications. It will come bearing a 5.99-inch AMOLED screen with QHD+ resolution and HDR10 content playback capability. HMD Global recently extended its partnership with PixelWorks to bring HDR video playback capability to its smartphones. The phone will also feature an in-display fingerprint reader. The phone will have a metal chassis and a glass covering at the front and the rear. It will also have IP68 certification for dust and water resistance.

The Nokia 9 PureView will run Android 9 Pie out of the box. It will carry the Android One certification, like all other Android-based Nokia smartphones. Nokia is also offering unlimited storage on Google Photos. The phone will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which is one year old now, and it can’t match the processing might of newer chipsets such as the Apple A12 Bionic, Samsung Exynos 9820, HiSilicon Kirin 980, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The phone will feature at least 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It will also feature a microSD card compatibility (using SIM 2 slot) for storage expansion.

A 4150mAh battery will power this beast and it is also capable of fast wired charging (Quick Charge 3.0) as well as fast Qi wireless charging. The phone will feature a dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE, gigabit Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB 3.0 Type-C port. There will be no 3.5mm headphone jack on this phone, though, which is a shame, since it would have made the Nokia 9 PureView a perfect phone, at least on paper.