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Nokia 9 PureView

Nokia 9 PureView Review, Specs, Features and Price

by Obodoakor Moses

The Nokia 9 PureView arrives at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The flagship smartphone comes with five rear camera lenses in a bid to add great detail to normal photos. Officially it becomes the first smartphone with five cameras at the back, so big ups to HMD Global. This flagship device will compete with other brand’s flagship of 2019 like the Samsung Galaxy S10, Xiaomi Mi 9 and LG G8 ThinQ.

Nokia 9 PureView Design

HMD Global made sure the Nokia 9 PureView is different from regular flagships in the market. The smartphone features no notch of any kind or punch-hole camera. It comes with a rather conservative display with bezels lacking on both sides. While the top and bottom feature visible small bezels. At the back of the PureView smartphone is the five cameras arranged in a circular fashion with TOF (Time-of-Flight) sensor and LED flash at the top.

The Nokia flagship features a 6000 series aluminium frame with front and back Corning gorilla glass 5. It’s IP67 water resistant rated, which should survive in water of 1-metre depth for 30 minutes. In dimensions, the Nokia device measures 155 x 75 x 8 mm and weighs 172 grams. Overall, this Nokia 2019 flagship is an attractive smartphone that comes in only Midnight Blue body colour.

Nokia 9 PureView

Dimensions: 155 x 75 x 8 mm
Weight: 172 grams
Build: Gorilla Glass 5 back, 6000 Series aluminum frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Midnight Blue
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5 mm jack: No
– IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

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Nokia 9 PureView Display

The Nokia 9 PureView sports a 5.99 inches P-OLED touchscreen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The display features 1440 x 2880 pixels, 538 PPI density, Always-on display and HDR 10. Protecting the Nokia 9 PureView’s display is Corning gorilla glass 5.

Type: P-OLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 5.99 inches (79.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio (538 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– Always-on display
– HDR10

Camera

The camera is kind of the highlight and most exciting of the Nokia 9 PureView. Like we said in the introduction, the Nokia 9 PureView features a five-camera setup, where all lenses have the same fixed focal length of 28mm. There is no wide-angle or telephoto lens here.

All the five cameras feature the same 12 MP lens with f/1.8 aperture. Two of the cameras are RGB (Red, Green and Blue). While the other three cameras are monochrome.

Nokia opted against using wide-angle or telephoto lenses because they want photographers to see this smartphone as a real camera, which features a fixed prime lens. The prime lens will offer better image quality with a fixed focal length so you don’t have to zoom in or out.

The selfie camera of the Nokia 9 PureView is a single 20 MP lens with 1.0µm pixel size and HDR.

Nokia 9 PureView

Main Camera
Five: 5x – 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.9″, 1.25µm (2x RGB & 3x B/W cameras, working simultaneously) + TOF camera
Features: Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, HDR

Selfie Camera
Single: 20 MP, 1.0µm
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps

Hardware

HMD Global took a step back in terms of the hardware of this device. Powering the Nokia 9 PureView is Snapdragon 845 chipset. This chipset already has a successor named Snapdragon 855 chipset and powers most 2019 flagships. The 845 chipset comes with an 8-core processor clocking at 2.8 GHz and Adreno 630 GPU. The Nokia 9 PureView comes with a 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.

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Chipset: Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 630
Memory: 6GB/128GB
MicroSD: No

Software

The Nokia 9 PureView runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Nokia and Google worked closely on this Nokia flagship to make sure the Google Photos app can support images taken with the phone’s cameras. Google Photos is the default gallery app and virtually everything that runs on this flagship is Google, that causes the Nokia 9 PureView is an Android One smartphone. The Nokia phone features an under-display fingerprint sensor.

Nokia 9 PureView

OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: Android One
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Features: ANT+

Battery

Powering the Nokia 9 PureView is a non-removable Li-Po 3320 mAh battery with 18W fast battery charging. The device supports both Qi (10W) and PMA (5W) wireless charging.

Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3320 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
– USB Power Delivery
– Fast wireless charging 10W (Qi); 5W (PMA)

Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC: Yes
Infrared port: –
Radio: No
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Nokia 9 PureView Price

6GB/128GB: $701

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