HMD Global, the Finnish company that currently sells Nokia brand smartphones has launched a brand new device for photography enthusiasts. It's called the Nokia 9 PureView and has an array of 5 rear cameras and Nokia claims it is the next step in computational photography.
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The Nokia 9 PureView was announced ahead of MWC alongside other budget smartphones such as the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus and a feature phone called the Nokia 210. The Nokia 9 PureView uses all five sensors at the same time to combine a number of images into one. MD Global claims that each lens shoots simultaneously in order to capture the perfect saturation, brightness and details.
All five sensors on the Nokia PureView have 12MP sensors where three are monochrome sensors and the other two are RGB sensors with PDAF focus. The Nokia 9 PureView takes images in RAW by default and can be changed to different formats according to a user's preference. The camera setup was developed in collaboration with Light, a camera company known for making portable cameras with multiple lenses. The Nokia 9 PureView's comer setup is very reminiscent of the Light L 16 camera but with fewer lenses. All five camera lens on the Nokia 9 PureView is certified by Zeiss. Even though the Nokia 9 PureView has a Penta-camera setup, it does not have optical image stabilisation or OIS. Nokia is also partnering with Adobe for the Nokia 9. Lightroom will come preinstalled on the device and will have specific presets tuned to the lenses on the Nokia 9 PureView.
In terms of components, the Nokia 9 PureView is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor which is a bit outdated now that Snapdragon 855 is available. The Nokia 9 PureView has a 5.99-inch 2K pOLED display with noticeable top and bottom bezels. The chipset is complemented by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which may not be enough to store RAW images.
The Nokia 9 PureView is probably the most expensive device by HMD Global yet and will cost $699 (roughly Rs 49,674). Nokia 9 PureView is expected to launch in India soon and we will know the India pricing details when the smartphone gets launched.