Nokia's upcoming Nokia 9 Pureview smartphone looks to redefine smartphone photography with a staggering 5 rear lenses and a highly competitive price.
Since its re-emergence in the mobile scene, by way of HMD Global, Nokia's primary market for smartphones has been in the budget and mid-price spaces, producing phones with superb design but relatively little power.
When it has dabbled in the premium space, the results have been slightly less impressive for the asking price. Not that the Nokia 8 or Nokia 8 Sirocco were bad phones; they just compared poorly with the leading flagships of the time.
Nokia appears to be getting really serious about flagship phones for 2019 in the form of the Nokia 9 Pureview, a phone that combines serious camera optics with plenty of power.
- 5.99-inch display
- In-screen fingerprint scanner
- No headphone jack
- An astonishing 5 rear cameras
- Snapdragon 845 rather than Snapdragon 855
- Android One for quick updates
- 3,320mAh battery
- Fast wired charging
Pricing and availability
- Surprisingly affordable at $US699
- Australian launch TBC.
While it does have some cost-cutting corners with the use of an older flagship processor and sealed storage, it's that camera array that will really sell the Nokia 9 Pureview. Nokia could have opted -- as it did for the Nokia 8, for example -- with a market matching price for the Nokia 9 Pureview of around $1,500 or so.
Instead, it will go on sale for US$699. That equates out to around $1,000 AUD, although we've got no specific information about local release dates or precise pricing. Still, that does suggest that Nokia might be bringing premium phones back under the critical $1,000 price point. That's a welcome step for everybody's wallets.
Nokia 9 Pureview specs
|Display size (inches)||5.99|
|Display resolution (pixels)||2880 x 1440|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,320|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||12|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||f/1.8|
|Rear camera (2) resolution||12|
|Rear camera (2) aperture||f/1.8|
|Rear camera (3) resolution||12|
|Rear camera (3) aperture||f/1.8|
|Front camera (1) resolution||20|
|Front camera (1) aperture|
|Front camera (2) resolution|
|Front camera (2) aperture|
|Network category speed||Category 16|
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