The Nokia 9 PureView's camera setup won't disappoint, photo sample suggests

The Nokia 9 PureView's camera setup won't disappoint, photo sample suggests
With less than 48 hours to go until the Nokia 9 PureView makes its debut, HMD Global CPO Juho Sarvikas has teased on Twitter that the company has “something extraordinary to share” this Sunday at MWC 2019.

The executive didn’t elaborate on the matter but did include a screenshot and link to one pretty impressive photograph. Opening the photo up on Instagram reveals that Nokia has partnered with Finnish photographer Konsta Punkka to test out “a Nokia phone” which is almost certainly the Nokia 9 PureView. 

The image in question was captured on the phone and shows vast amounts of detail. The photo also shows some seriously impressive contrast and colors but Punkka did note that the original image has been edited, albeit entirely on the Nokia-branded smartphone.

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For those of you that may be unaware, the Nokia 9 PureView is expected to debut with a new Penta-lens camera setup. The exact details of each camera are still unknown but features such as optical zoom will almost certainly be supported. A laser autofocus system should be present too, as should a wide-angle camera.

Aside from the camera, the flagship is set to debut with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 on the inside as well as 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. A 6-inch display complete with an in-screen fingerprint sensor is rumored too. Completing the setup should be stock Android 9 Pie.

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9 PureView
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3320 mAh

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27 Comments

1. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Now we're getting to the good stuff. Can't wait for Nokia's event. Less leaky than the Samsung one although it was still good. The photo displayed here is gorgeous though.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely stunning! I had high hopes for the Nokia 9 Pureview’s camera prowess, and judging by this photo, it did not disappoint. Can’t wait until Sunday!

3. User123456789

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

If Samsung and Huawei that offer better pics use dslr to advertise, i take it with tons of salt

4. Vogue1985

Posts: 383; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Nokia has always been consistent with the claims, esp looking at their older phones. But that Pic, has so much depth ouch, that 41mp is working. IT'S coming to eat/shame the reigning cam Champs.

5. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I hope so and with Android One on board this might steal the MWC spotlight. And highly probable to be my next phone depending on what they display on Sunday.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. It looks like HMD hit it way out of the ballpark with the Nokia 9 Pureview. Can’t wait to see how it stacks up against the competition.

15. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Eh it may have the hardware, but I'm wondering if it will have the software to even be able to top the Pixel phones cameras.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Or, it’s a combination of that hardware and software. HMD has already said that they are working on making their camera software better some time ago, and Pixels are no longer the best, having been beaten by the P20 Pro, the Mate 20 Pro, the Galaxy S9+, and others.

6. HumbleJ06

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

Hard to believe the pic was taken and edited on the phone. This phone is going to be a beast for folks that like taking pics. Can't wait to see reviews on how it performs overall along with battery life.

7. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Absolutely. I hope they saved a little room for video recording which has been Huawei's Achilles heel for the longest time. That would be the complete package.

14. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Huawei is an Achilles heel of itself for obvious reasons.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

You spelled “Google Pixel” wrong.

8. Nionx

Posts: 181; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Very nice. The camera setup kind of freaks me out but I like what they are going for

9. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

You got tryphophobia. lol

12. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. That setup is pretty frightening at first.

11. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Definately my next phone the KING is back

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely agree. That Penta-lense setup looks amazing, and it only looks frightening to those that know that it may well best their favorite smartphones camera.

13. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I should hope that it won't disappoint given that backside. That is an impressive photo if it was actually taken and processed on the Pureview. I may consider copping that jawn if it's actually available in the US.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Even if it wasn’t taken with The N9PV (which is most probably was), it’s stated that it was done with a Nokia smartphone. Any way you slice it, that’s a win for HMD. I’m definitely picking one up, even if it isn’t universally unlocked to work on ALL carriers, as I favor GSM networks due to them not going the way of the dodo bird like CDMA, among other reasons.

26. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No one said anything about GSM networks or universally unlocked. Maybe you should stop trying to find fault with what I said just because I said it. It's not that big of a deal.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

No one said that you or anyone did, lol. Maybe you should stop being so defensive about my responses because it’s me that’s responding to you. It’s not that big of a deal.

20. Danial_H

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 19, 2019

According to a leak, the price was set at €599. However, a second leak by Nokia anew said that the price should not be lower than €749. Hopefully HMD take it easy with the pricing. I can't wait to see Steve Litchfield from AAWP compare this camera to the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 950/XL. Those phones from 2015 and the 1020 beat most flagship phones cameras from 2018.

21. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yeah I like Steve's tests although I don't always agree with his assessment. Also they are in controlled scenarios when time is on your side. But his analysis is very deep and detailed. Now that you mention it, I need to see what he thinks about the Mate 20 Pro.

22. Sparkxster

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

That image is very impressive. The unveiling of the pentacam phone is just a day away! Can't wait to see the full potential of the Nokia 9 honeycomb camera.

23. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

This teaser is giving me Lumia 1020 event type of vibes. That was still one of my favorite press events and top 3 for me.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

The 1020 and 808 Pureview are two of the best smartphones (camera wise) of all time. The pics those two smartphones produced were absolutely stunning in their day, and they still beat out a lot of current smartphones, image wise.

24. Kaostheory

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Strange being that the 855 has better camera support than the 845. New phones never seem to do well with last years cpu.

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