HMD Global has finally decided to take the wraps off of its “flagship” Nokia 9 device which was rumoured to debut last fall at IFA 2018, but has been pushed back to Mobile World 2019.
Nokia 9 Pureview is a unimpressive smartphone considering the hardware offering, but with good price tag for a camera oriented device powered by Google’s Android One project.
The only impressive things about HMD’s Nokia 9 Pureview is its super quintuple main camera at the back, and its P-OLED display with 2K screen resolution that also houses an in-display fingerprint sensor. Apart from that everything else seems outdated for a 2019 smartphone.
Nokia 9 Pureview is feature a 6.2-inch display without any notches or punch holes, but it has pretty thick bezels for 2019. The phone also comes equipped with Qualcomm’s older chipset, the Snapdragon 845, only 6GB of RAM when some went up to 12GB of RAM this year. The phone takes away the 3,5 mm headphones jack, and the battery inside is 3,320 mAh in capacity.
Lets get into the camera on the back of Nokia 9 Pureview, which is equipped with 5 x 12MP sensors (two of which are RBG / colour). The first opinions on the camera performance coming from those few that got their chance to test it already hint at a great smartphone camera. The Camera app however is not that great according to the same people who tested the device. Taking a raw photo with Nokia 9 Pureview takes up to 10 seconds or more before it is able to save the image internally. Some features are hard to find within the Camera deep menus / settings.
The smartphone runs Android 9 Pie stock, a clean version straight from Google itself.