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Case renders for the Nokia 9 PureView feature cut outs for the rumored penta-camera setup

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Case renders for the Nokia 9 PureView feature cut outs for the rumored penta-camera setup
Last month, we showed you a hands on photo that claimed to show the back of the unannounced Nokia 9 PureView, and its rumored penta-camera setup. Today, Slashleaks posted renders of a silicone case believed to be designed for the phone, and the back includes cut outs for the five camera sensors and an LED flash. The cut out on the top of the phone is designed for a microphone, not a 3.5mm earphone jack.

It was just last month when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A9 (2018), the world's first smartphone with a quad-camera setup. And just a month later, we are talking about the possibility of soon seeing the first handset with five cameras on back. Of course, back in July we showed you the prototype smartphone made by Light that caries nine camera sensors on its rear.

In August, Nokia licensee HMD Global purchased the PureView branding from Microsoft. The latter had acquired the name when it bought Nokia's Devices and Services division in 2013 for over $7 billion. It was first used with the 2012 Nokia 808 PureView, a Symbian powered phone with a 41MP camera in back and a .3MP camera in front. The rear-facing sensors on several Nokia Lumia Windows Phone models were branded as PureView cameras. After a period where the brand was not used, this would seem to be a propitious time for HMD Global to reunite the Nokia name with the PureView trademark.

Nokia has teased an event that is taking place in Dubai on December 5th. Will the Nokia 9 PureView, with five camera sensors on back, be introduced on that date? Actually, we expect that if a brand new Nokia model is unveiled at that time, it will be the Nokia 8.1. If there is no Nokia 9 PureView introduced at that time, we might have to wait until 2019 for the model to appear.

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