Possible Nokia 9 image leaks online revealing ridiculous camera setup

Possible Nokia 9 image leaks online revealing ridiculous camera setup
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HMD Global’s Nokia 9 flagship is perhaps one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2018, but it’s fair to say that very little is actually known about the device. However, if a new image is accurate, the first glimpse at the device may have just appeared online.

Assuming that the image does depict the Nokia 9, it’s fair to say that the brand's next flagship will sport one of the most unique looks in recent history. This is due to the ridiculous camera setup present on the rear which utilizes a total of six cut-outs, five of which follow a hexagonal-like layout, and another one that sits in the center. In terms of what each one is used for, it seems as though the bottom-left and bottom-right cut-outs will be home to Zeiss-branded camera sensors, as will the one in the center. This will then seemingly be coupled with an LED flash that sits in the top-right area. However, it remains unclear what the top and bottom cut-outs represent. In any case, though, the unique layout does coincide with previous information that stated HMD Global had taken a “high risk” with the camera setup.

Moving on to other aspects of the design, the Nokia device in question appears to make use of a regular glass panel on the rear. However, there are a couple of design details worth taking note of. First of all, the Android One branding towards the bottom of the panel confirms once again that the smartphone will ship with Android 9 Pie straight out of the box. Secondly, the lack of a rear-facing fingerprint scanner is important too. After all, previous leaks have suggested that the Nokia 9 would ship with an in-display sensor.

Before getting too excited, it’s worth taking this leak with a grain of salt – the image in question is of a very low quality and could potentially be fan-made. However, it does coincide with previous Nokia 9 leaks. Additionally, it’s worth noting that the original source has deleted the image, which could suggest there is some truth behind the render. Until new information appears, though, the accuracy of the leak will remain to be seen.

source: Baidu (deleted) via: Slashleaks


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20 Comments

1. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

This is as confusing as talking to someone with a crossed eye and you're trying not to pay attention to it.

10. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

First it was the battle for more RAM in a phone. Now the battle for the amount of cameras seems to start. However, at least one can argue that more cameras can improve picture quality if the sensor signals are merged properly.

2. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Not ridiculous at all Look at Mate 20

5. Nickfuryroad

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

This looks worse than the mate 20.

3. Whitedot

Posts: 866; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

The worst thing is Nokia still can't back it up Carl Zeiss branding they stick to they models. Nokia 8, Nokia 8 Scirocco ( slightly better) . If not the camera Nokia 8 would great value for money now. I don't care how many lenses their mount on, even single but decent like Pixel it would make a great point.

8. Pabliell

Posts: 187; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

I own Nokia 8 and it is a great value for money now, since it got better camera algorithms with Pro camera update. Yes, the camera is still lacking, compared to other flagship devices, but the rest of it is superior. Build quality, the screen, performance, even battery life (8-10h of SoT, depending if playing more games, or watching internet content). For the price of a mid-range phone now you won't get anything better.

11. Whitedot

Posts: 866; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Indeed. I was going to get this phone but after Nokia 7 Plus problems( weeks ago returned my phone for the screen input lag and stuttering) I put on hold this phone and for extra £20 I got myself XZ1. Other than that Nokia 8 is unbeatable. Currently selling for £259.

4. Joosty

Posts: 490; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Wild.

6. Venom

Posts: 3821; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

*bangs head on desk* These camera configurations on the back of phones are getting ridiculous. Instead of just tossing things onto the board to see what sticks, why not try to learn from example on how to make great camera software like what's found on the Pixel phones?

7. ALMBO6

Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

Don't get me excited man, I've been waiting for this for a long time now.

9. Diva_hipsterova

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 21, 2018

In your face, Huawei!

16. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Huawei: Uh, I can top that.. Hold my beer...

18. ijuanp03

Posts: 654; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Huawei is busy being the no.2 vendor in the market and about to claim the top spot so they have no time for small players.

12. yalokiy

Posts: 1103; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

The more cameras, the better. As long as they make good use of them.

13. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

That's one weird cam configuration. Are you okay Nokia?

14. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Why? Nokia knows what they are doing. The have great camera engineers on board. Also they got the Pureview branding back from Microsoft. Curious to see what Nokia will do with the 9. Can't wait that long because Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be released soon.

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Why? Nokia knows what they are doing. The have great camera engineers on board. Also they got the Pureview branding back from Microsoft. Curious to see what Nokia will do with the 9. Can't wait that long because Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be released soon.

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I don't care how it looks as long as it could deliver the best photo from a smartphone.. But it looks like a waste of space, the motherboard must have a huge hexagonal cutout, It'll be better if they just line it up neatly so they'll have more space for battery.. But I don't know, maybe those camera need to be placed in that composition for better image result or something.. Let's wait if they ever release this one :-/

19. gigicoaste

Posts: 461; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

ridiculous although you have no idea about functionality of the setup. But this is a PA classic.

20. joshuaswingle

Posts: 653; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Nobody knows the exact functionality. It's simply an image that *appears* to show three main cameras, an LED flash, and two other unknown sensors.

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