The Nokia 9 PureView will sport a 5.99″ PureDisplay with 2K resolution and run on a Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood.
Nokia fans all over the world are eagerly waiting for HMD Global to release its next flagship smartphone, the Nokia 9 PureView. A recent report suggested the smartphone could be formally unveiled in January 2019, a few days before the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona. Ahead of its official unveiling next month, we have obtained a promotional video that not only shows off the upcoming flagship smartphone in all its glory but also reveals some of its key features. The Nokia 9 PureView render shared online by leakster @Evleaks earlier today appears to have been captured from the same video.
Nokia 9 PureView to Feature 5 Camera Design With ZEISS Optics
As you can see in the promotional video below, the upcoming Nokia flagship smartphone will not be significantly different from the current Nokia 8 Sirocco in terms of design. We can also see that the smartphone has a glass back and a solid metal frame in the middle.
Thanks to the glass back, Nokia 9 PureView will offer Qi wireless charging support. The smartphone appears to feature an 18:9 aspect ratio display with relatively thick top and bottom bezels compared to most recent Android flagship smartphones. The smartphone’s PureDisplay display panel will measure 5.99-inches diagonally with 2K resolution and HDR10 compliance. While the smartphone will not have razor-thin bezels, it will sport an In-display fingerprint sensor, a feature that we have not seen on any Nokia-branded smartphone so far.
Under the hood, Nokia 9 PureView will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, clubbed with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Even though the promo video does not actually confirm it, we are fairly certain the smartphone will include a microSD card slot for further expansion.
Moving on to the back of the handset, we can clearly see that the Nokia 9 PureView will have a total of five rear-facing cameras with ZEISS optics. According to the promotional video, users will be able to capture photos with all the five sensors simultaneously.
Low-light performance is another area where the Nokia 9 PureView is expected to impress. HMD Global is claiming that the Penta-lens camera setup on its upcoming flagship can capture up to 10 times more light when compared to a regular smartphone camera sensor. Users will even be able to adjust the depth-of-field after a shot has been taken within Google Photos.
Unsurprisingly, the Nokia 9 PureView will be an Android One smartphone and will run on the Android 9 Pie operating system at launch. Being a part of the Android One program means the smartphone is guaranteed to receive OS upgrades for up to two years. Along with OS upgrades, Android One smartphones also receive regular security updates from the manufacturer.
Nokia 9 PureView Tipped to Launch Next Month
If the folks over at Nokia Anew are to be believed, the Nokia 9 PureView will be officially unveiled by the end of January 2019. If their info is indeed accurate, this means HMD Global Oy does not want to wait until the Mobile World Congress to unveil its next flagship. MWC 2019 kicks off on February 25th this year so the Nokia 9 PureView could be launched roughly a month before the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry.
In case the smartphone does go official next month, it may go on sale in most markets before the first wave of 2019 flagship Android smartphones is launched.