Alleged Nokia 9 leaks out with five rear cameras in possible hands-on image

Alleged Nokia 9 leaks out with five rear cameras in possible hands-on image
Two days ago, what appeared to be the first render of the Nokia 9 showed up online showcasing a rather crazy camera setup that consisted of five image sensors and an LED flash. At the time, and due to the image’s low quality, the veracity of the leak was unclear. But thanks to a new hands-on image of the smartphone, it appears that the recent render was indeed accurate.

Taking a proper look at the photo in question, the Nokia 9 will follow in the footsteps of most 2018 smartphones by utilizing a metal frame, which is home to the volume rocker and power key, sandwiched between a display up front and a glass panel on the rear complete with a glossy finish. While most modern smartphones make use of dual-camera setups or even triple-camera modules, the Nokia 9 looks set to include a huge hexagonal layout.

Presently, it's unclear what exact function each camera sensor will adopt. However, the one positioned towards the very top could easily include a telephoto sensor. Likewise, one of the bottom three may permit wide-angle pictures. When it comes to the remaining three sensors, though, these will presumably be regular ones that work together with the help of software trickery to create just one image. Elsewhere, the top left corner is home to a dual-tone LED flash, while on the opposite side is an extra circle that has been included to make the design uniform.

Considering the original source, this could still be a photoshopped image. However, it’s worth pointing out that reliable source Hikari Calyx has stated that the leak is real. Additionally, it was mentioned that he will soon receive a prototype of the smartphone.

At this point in time, there’s no information as to when Nokia’s flagship can be expected to go official. But with the year coming to an end soon, and the Snapdragon 855 set to be announced in just a couple of months’ time, an announcement by the end of October seems highly likely.

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1. I_have_boxes

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

It looks ridiculous, but in a good way in my opinion.

6. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

It is similar to Light L16.Hope it gives DSLR or close it like image quality.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, this is trash tbh. Btw, what’s up with ugly phones these days?

19. vasra

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Some of us USE our phones, not only POSE with them. BTW, as a designer, it looks quite ok, with multiple symmetries. Your subjective taste does not equate with objective aesthetic quality.

28. maherk

Posts: 6957; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He's an Apple fanboy that loves the notch and that huge camera hump on the back. I don't think he has a bad taste in smartphones, it's just that his brain functions in a way that makes him hate on everything that doesn't have an Apple logo on the back.

12. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

no. needing this many lenses just to have the perfect picture in every shows there weakness when it come to camera software/hardware

21. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011


2. karll1

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Reminds me of the days when razor companies kept adding more blades to one up their competitors.

3. dnomadic

Posts: 424; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Not feeling this. 3 good lenses should be sufficient for a phone....ultra wide, wide, and 2 to 3x zoom. Please don't make this a trend like the notch (nothing wrong with notch when implemented correctly) 3 cameras, small bezel or well implemented notch (tear drop)....let it die there...

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

What is this? Fidget spinner?

5. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Looks ugly... I don't like it.

7. adecvat

Posts: 646; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Photoshoped. Lenses are identical.

9. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

You are right,the flares are the same on every one,and the lens shape is the same on every one

8. Elvis358

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

They could place camera's in circle and in the middle flash. But actually I don't know how to make 5 rear camera's look beautiful!

15. Taphius

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Was going to say the same. If it was going to look like this put the flash and focus in the center for symmetry. Look more like aflower pedal

11. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

So many cameras= weak software/hardware

13. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1578; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Weak comment from someone who doesn't understand photography.

14. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1578; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

It's about time someone takes mobile photography seriously. Pixel, iPhone X, Note 9, all still trash compared to a full frame camera due to physics. Can't cram a massive sensor in a phone, gotta go with multiple small ones to grab the light.

16. abhinavjangir0201

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2018

Only 5... I was expecting atleast 9 :-P

17. Sweetcheese

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

They should have placed the cameras in a circular metal rim to improve the looks.

18. vasra

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Another half year, another Nokia 9 rumour. Let's see if it ships by 2022...

20. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Looks photoshoped to me. Every lense is of exact same size. I just hate all these leaks, it just kills the excitement about the device.

22. ALMBO6

Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

As long as it is made by Nokia I am buying this for sure. Don't care about the looks as long as it gives me Good image quality, good performance, great battery life, a headphone jack and an microSD Card slot. Say your price Nokia, I'm buying

23. Farcaster

Posts: 162; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Not good for people with trypophobia.

24. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

WTH. it has to be better than p20 pro. I am buying it then for sure.

25. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I think a normal, telephoto and wide angle are the sweet spot for me. It gives you realistic versatility without coming off as over the top IMO. That's why I'm just patiently waiting for the V40.

26. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I hope it has a telephoto lens, wide angle lens, zoom lens, monochrome lens, and color lens. I actually like the way it looks it looks like a honeycomb.

27. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

If it's true, it's ugly AF. Don't they care about designs anymore?

29. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

And the fake detector says ... 凸(`д´)凸 Oh fake detector, you scoundrel!

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