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Nokia 9 PureView specs: 2018 flagship power in 2019?

The Nokia 9 offers a penta-lens rear camera, but is there more to the phone than a ton of cameras?
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February 24, 2019

The Nokia 9 PureView is finally official and, true to the leaks, we’re looking at a device with five (!) rear cameras. It makes for one of the more eye-catching devices in recent years, but what else does the new smartphone offer? Let’s take a look at the Nokia 9 PureView specs.

Nokia 9 Pureview
Display
5.99-inch pOLED
QHD+


SoC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU
Adreno 630
RAM
6GB
Storage
128GB
Non-expandable
Cameras
Rear:
Two 12MP f/1.8 RGB cameras
Three 12MP f/1.8 monochrome cameras

Front: 20MP (with 5MP pixel-binned shots)
Audio
No headphone jack
Battery
3,320mAh
Non-removable
18 watt charging
Wireless charging (10 watt Qi charging)
IP rating
IP67
Sensors
Barometer
E-compass
G-sensor
Gyroscope
Hall
In-display fingerprint
Proximity
Network
Cat-16 LTE
4x4 MIMO
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou
NFC
SIM
Single SIM
Dual-SIM
Software
Android 9 Pie
Dimensions and weight
155 x 75 x 8mm
172 grams
Colors
Midnight Blue
Nokia 9

Nokia 9 PureView specs analysis

In terms of sheer horsepower, the new phone picks up where the Nokia 8 Sirocco left off. So that means we’re looking at last year’s flagship silicon (Snapdragon 845 in the Nokia 9’s case), 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage.

HMD’s latest flagship isn’t much better than its predecessor in the battery field either, offering a 3,320mAh battery with wireless charging compared to the Sirocco’s 3,260mAh pack (with wireless charging too). As for other core Nokia 9 PureView specs, you can expect a 5.99-inch OLED screen (QHD+), an in-display fingerprint sensor, and Android Pie.

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Features
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The star of the Nokia 9 PureView specs sheet is that rear camera setup though, delivering three monochrome shooters and two color snappers. All cameras come in at 12MP and f/1.8 apertures, offering Carl Zeiss optics to boot. Unlike rival brands, HMD isn’t using its multi-camera setup to provide different perspectives, but rather combining all the data to deliver better depth effects, improved low-light performance, and richer HDR — in theory. There’s also a front-facing solitary 20MP shooter capable of 5MP pixel-binned selfies.

Nokia 9

There are a few features missing when you check the Nokia 9 PureView spec sheet though. We don’t have optical image stabilization on any of the five rear cameras, there’s no microSD card slot, no headphone jack, and it doesn’t have the Snapdragon 855 chipset. But is the penta-lens camera setup enough reason to buy the Nokia 9 PureView? Let us know in the comments!

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