Hands on: Nokia 9 PureView review

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The Nokia 9 PureView is packed with advanced technologies.

Those five cameras (plus 3D ToF sensor) create a high-fidelity depth map for shallow depth of field rendering.

The phone includes two colour sensors and three monochromatic sensors which Nokia says give more sharpness and detail. It will also come with notification LED light on the power button, 13MP rear camera+5MP depth sensing secondary camera. It's not often that we see a leaked or rumoured news about the Nokia 9 PureView but here we are with the clearest image render we've seen so far. Nokia says the images are between 60MP and 240MP depending on the scene. Since each monochrome sensor can carry 2.9 times more light, the end result is 10 times more light than a single sensor. All those sensors on the rear of the phone are able to capture data - up to 240-megapixels total - but something has to be done with that data which is where this partnership comes together.

So, what is Nokia doing with all of this information? Not many, and certainly none with penta-cameras working as one and Nokia's clean, well-supported Android versions.

Unlike the cameras you'll find on the Galaxy S10 et al, there are no wide, telephoto or ultra-wide sensors. With GDepth, you can create extensive blur in the foreground and background of photos thanks to the 12MP depth map.

And then of course there's the new flagship, the Nokia 9 PureView. You Android purists have reason to be pleased, too: like just about every other Nokia smartphone out there, the Nokia 9 runs a very clean, Android One-certified build of Android 9.0.

There is 4,000mAh battery on board, which the company claims can last up to two days.

We may or may not see a Nokia 9.1 with the newer Snapdragon 855 SoC, but HMD has just taken smartphone photography to another level and we will be seeing more OEMs focus on multi-lens systems in this year and beyond.

Nokia has partnered with Light for the five-camera setup. However, Nokia needs to fix slow-processing of photos. However, a smaller 2MB thumbnail will be available instantaneously in Google Photos.

Earlier today unveiled its new flagship, the Nokia 9. According to the company, RAW images typically take up between 30MB - 50MB of memory. Inside there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage for $139. For more storage, there is a microSD card slot.

When it comes to viewing those megapixel-packed photographs, Nokia has spared no expense. The display aspect ratio is 19:9 with HD+ resolution. The pOLED screen measures 5.99 inches with 2K resolution. Finally, there is Qi Wireless charging included, but not fast wireless charging, so you're stuck with the same 5W wireless charging. So, if you want to listen to music you'll be forced to use Bluetooth or USB-C headphones. With the Nokia 9 PureView, it is under the display. While the price is set in USA dollars, HMD clarified it's not a confirmation the phone will be sold in the States. After a brief play around the camera seemed impressive - if not revolutionary - but a poorly lit hotel meeting room isn't exactly the best place to put a camera through its paces, so we'll have to wait for the final review to really assess the 9 PureView.

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