Leaked Nokia 9 PureView promo video details cameras and internals

Just hours after the very first marketing image of the Nokia 9 PureView appeared, the folks over at MySmartPrice have obtained an official promo video for the smartphone ahead of its unveiling in January 2019.

As expected, the video focuses heavily on the smartphone’s “revolutionary” five-camera setup that can be found on the rear. The exact function of each camera remains unclear at the moment, but the brand’s software implementations will permit the capture of 5 simultaneous shots. Alongside this, users will have access to detailed depth-of-field controls through the Google Photos app, where they can also re-focus an image after it has been taken. Also present among the feature set is the ability to capture 10x more light than “a regular smartphone camera.”

Moving away from photography, the presence of a 5.99-inch 18:9 display which is coupled with a new in-display fingerprint scanner is confirmed. As previously suggested by the logo found on the smartphone’s rear, the Nokia 9 PureView will also become the latest device to join the Android One program when it launches next year. This means that, besides stock Android 9 Pie straight out of the box, owners should expect updates to Android Q and Android R once they arrive. Completing the smartphone’s package will be wireless charging support, the Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage.

The Nokia 9 PureView still doesn’t have an official release date. But according to recent information, the device will go official towards the very end of January before sales in February. This means the flagship will arrive roughly one month before most other 2019 flagships.

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9 PureView
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Penta camera)
    20 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3320 mAh
  • OS Android 10



31. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Dual(stereo) speakers mod, jack,big battery,AMOLED and all mine !

30. talon95

Posts: 1015; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Looks pretty good, I might try it. I just wish it would come with the new Snapdragon.

27. CellieCell

Posts: 156; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

Finally someone puts a true refocus after the fact. I've been saying this all along, they should incorporate what Lytro' photography technology! Definitely gonna have to get this phone woken it comes out!!

25. Penny

Posts: 1882; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Can't wait to see what the cameras can do!

24. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

They should go ahead and skip to SD855 instead of SD845.

17. rsiders

Posts: 2088; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

We still don't know much about the cameras so how does this video "detail" the cameras? Anyway, exciting promo video though. Looking to see if Nokia can bring back some of that old camera magic from the Lumia days.

16. someguy2261

Posts: 262; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

I like. May be be my next phone.

13. Sparkxster

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I really like that honeycomb camera arrangement on the back. Looks like an all around great package nail the pricing HMD and you have a winner.

35. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I honestly think it looks stupid. They should have focused on improving software because hardware is only half the game. That's why the Pixel phones are the best when it comes to cameras all because of a combination of hardware and software working together.

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. The arrangement of the penta-lense looks great, tbh. HMD has really been improving on their smartphones, software and all, unlike some industry giants like Google that keep launching smartphones with a plethora of issues, both hardware and software. It’s no small wonder that Huawei smartphones like the P20 series are better in the imagery department than even the Pixels.

12. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not really interested. I know some will take whatever Nokia shoves out, but I am disappointed that the 7 Plus or the 8.1 aren't being released in the US. I don't think this phone will launch at a flagship price. Imo I think anything above $499 is too much.

26. Penny

Posts: 1882; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Right...because making the effort to be part of the Android One program, do something potentially novel with their camera setup, and include an HDR10 display with in-display fingerprint scanner is just "shoving something out". Some people pay attention to Nokia because they've demonstrated strong capability in some areas, namely imaging.

34. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Their cameras produce decent shots but certainly nothing to write home about. I understand that you are challenged by the notion of what I was saying, but I think you should get over it.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly, Penny. HMD has been putting out some great midrange Nokia branded smartphones, each one better than the last, especially in the imagery department. Those of us that actually use them and really know about them (down to the SoC used in each), can attest to this.

46. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Of course you obviously have the usual detractors who obviously aren't exactly an unbiased party, but they are going to take anything that Nokia puts out at face value.

50. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

And then there is you that's the real detractor, always trolling HMD articles because you're biased against them, and will attack them for anything just because I favor them.

58. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't have a problem with HMD despite what you may think. I just think they should release more devices in the US and for some reason that seems to get you in your feelings.

63. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, yes you do. That’s why you keep trolling HMD articles. But for some reason, you are just too afraid to own up to the truth and keep getting defensive about that and about the fact that they have proven that they don’t need the U.S. market to grow sales and market share.

70. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So what bad thing have I said about them then that wasn't rooted in fact?

75. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

One only needs to check HMD related articles to see.

10. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Can't wait ! What about IP6. ? Price and Pureview quality ? If they're good. I want some ! I'll keep my Note 9 and this Nokia

9. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

Perfectly flat screen and notification LED... great choices !


Posts: 197; Member since: May 28, 2018

I love everything about this phone already, only thing remaining is the price. If HMD can abstain from being greedy, they are going to take a lot market share from Samsung and Co. in 2019.


Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You post the same thing on GSMArena!

6. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 436; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Looks promising, interesting to see how the cameras will perform. Hope it lives up to the Nokia pureview legacy of quality cameras

5. Pakarena

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 12, 2017

No notch! Cool..

11. Venom

Posts: 4137; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No but it has a silly 5 camera setup. I rather have the notch.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Silly" is subjective, and if it performs well, it will be praised.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 23182; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m here for it! The more I see of the Nokia 9, the more I’m interested. This phone looks gorgeous, even with what some call the “ugly” five camera setup. Nail the imagery with that awesome five camera setup, price it right, and it having the SD845 (still a very capable SoC that powers many of the flagships of today) won’t matter to those that actually are going to buy one, as opposed to those that will complain for the sake of complaining knowing that they have no intention of buying one to begin with. Get those things right, and you’ll have an excellent alternative to the Pixel line.

52. mahalo15

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

Big ass sensor like 808 PureView, expandable storage, 4000 mAh battery and 3.5 mm jack. *There, fixed it for you* P.S. Pixels are over-rated.

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