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Sample photo shows off what the Nokia 9 PureView's camera chops might be capable of

Once you take a peek at the photo's detail, it's easy to get excited about the Nokia 9 PureView's camera potential.

Published onFebruary 23, 2019

Just a day ahead of the Nokia 9 PureView launch, HMD Global head of social media and digital engagement Edoardo Cassina shared a picture presumably taken with the unannounced phone on Instagram.

According to Cassina, professional photographer Konsta Punkka took the picture in Scotland. Cassina didn’t say which Nokia phone took the image, though we can safely assume it was the Nokia 9 PureView due to the timing of the upload and the amount of detail in the photo. HMD Global chief product officer Juho Sarvikas re-shared the picture on Twitter.

Taking a look at the picture itself, it’s easy to get excited over what the Nokia 9 PureView’s rumored five cameras are capable of. Even though the sun is peeking above the mountains in the background, the sky isn’t completely blown out. More impressive is how much detail the shadows exhibit, which lets you better see the rock formation in the middle.

Then again, you can argue that the photo’s hyper-realism gives it an unnatural and artificial feeling. Also keep in mind that Punkka supposedly edited the photo on the phone, though to what extent is unclear. Lastly, neither Cassina or Sarvikas shared a link to the original photo — we only have the compressed image on Instagram to work with.

Regardless, the dynamic range in the photo looks very impressive and will at least give shutterbugs a good foundation to work from.

HMD Global will hold its MWC 2019 press event tomorrow, February 24. The company is expected to officially announce the Nokia 9 PureView during the event.

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