Nokia 9 PureView with an impressive 5-camera array announced

James Marshall
February 25, 2019

Nokia Mobile today, alongside announcing the Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 1 Plus, also announced a new feature phone, the Nokia 210.

Sadly one of the less-popular smartphone trends of recent years has been borrowed by the Nokia 9 PureView.

Nokia has partnered with Light for the five-camera setup.

The phone includes two colour sensors and three monochromatic sensors which Nokia says give more sharpness and detail.

Before delving into details of the penta-lens camera, let's have a look at the specs. Using depth mode, Nokia 9 PureView can identify over 1,200 layers which it uses to build a detailed depth map. As a result, the Nokia 9 PureView can take better portrait photos, which can rival those taken from a DSLR. HMD Global might also display a revamped version of Nokia N9, the squared-off designed Windows smartphone. Nokia 4.2 will ship with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.

We'll update this Nokia 9 PureView price and availability roundup as learn more. In addition to that camera-powerhouse flagship, we're also getting a handful of new affordably priced models, as the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 1 Plus all premiere alongside it.

Nokia 9 PureView saves images in JPEG, as well as RAW. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC. It features an in-display fingerprint sensor, Qi wireless charging, and is IP67 certified. "It comes with a 5.99" edge-to-edge pOLED QHD display with 2K resolution that supports HDR10.

HMD Global continues to dominate the global feature phone market, while the number of Nokia 3310 and 8110 4G users crossed 10 million globally.

Every image captured by Nokia 9 PureView is HDR, with up to 12.4 stops of dynamic range and a full scene 12MP depth map. All those sensors on the rear of the phone are able to capture data - up to 240-megapixels total - but something has to be done with that data which is where this partnership comes together.

The Nokia 4.2 is "as minimalistic as possible", with a 2.5D glass front and back, polycarbonate frame, and metal internal structure with a 5.71-inch HD+ display. The smartphone costs just $99, runs Android Pie, and has an "aggressive screen-to-body ratio", measuring just 8.5mm with a 5.45-inch screen.

Nokia 1 Plus is the newer variant of the previous Nokia 1 Android Go smartphone.

The co-processor works in the background to control white balance and exposure, but it has also been revealed that the device uses everything from the CPU, GPU to DSP for faster noise reduction and low power usage. The Adaptive Battery feature limits battery usage from apps you don't use often, and App Actions predicts what you're about to do so you can get to your next action quickly.

The new generation PureView camera is a unique beast and in capable hands at a picturesque location it can produce some truly stunning images.

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