Nokia 9 PureView is a Smartphone with 5 Cameras

Nokia introduces 5 products in MWC 2019 and I feel that one of them is worth mentioning. Check out the Nokia 9 PureView, the world’s first 5 camera array smartphone.

It is currently available and the most expensive among the other phones at USD699.

I wonder if Nokia has missed the ship. I love Nokia’s cameras and trusted the output from them. However, based on the current trend, it is not enough to provide good optics and quality pictures. Consumers want variety and they compare.

For a phone with 5 cameras with just one standard lens, Nokia might be missing the “variety”. Nowadays, consumers want good quality pictures which might also includes wide angle and/or zoom lenses.

I have not used the Nokia 9 PureView yet. I am judging it based on the information that I have. Here are the key features and specifications.

Key features:

  • Nokia 9 PureView features the world’s first five camera array with ZEISS Optics to put next generation computational imaging technology into the hands of photography enthusiasts.
  • Every picture taken with the Nokia 9 PureView is HDR, all five cameras work together simultaneously to capture your image and Nokia 9 PureView fuses it together into one 12MP photo with outstanding dynamic range and unparalleled depth of field.
  • It has two colour sensors for accurate vibrant colour images and three monochromatic sensors which give sharpness and detail.
  • To process and fuse the images, it maximises the heterogenous computing architecture of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platform assigning tasks across ISP, DSP, GPU and CPU.
  • The imaging co-processor individually adjusts exposure and white balance on each camera across the scene.
  • The unparalleled high-fidelity 12MP depth map created with each JPG enables beautiful Bokeh and provides the opportunity to explore your inner artist using Google Photo’s built-in depth editor.
  • Capture images in uncompressed RAW “DNG” format and edit them directly on the phone with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. •Featuring a bright 5.99” 2K pOLED screen with PureDisplay technology and integrated Qi Wireless charging.
  • The PureDisplay screen technology features HDR10 support letting you enjoy crisp details, great contrast and rich colours in supported content.
  • Integrated fingerprint sensor, with security features further complemented by advanced biometric face unlock technology.

Operating times

  • Maximum talk time (4G): up to 28 hours
  • Maximum standby time: up to 16.5days¹

Nokia 9 PureView sales package includes:

  • Nokia 9 PureView device
  • Nokia Type-C charging cable •Charger
  • Adapter (Type C to AV jack)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Headset SIM Tool

Key specifications²

Network speed LTE Cat 16 4×4 MIMO
OS Android 9 Pie
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 mobile platform
Memory
and storage
RAM: 6 GB LPPDDR4x; ROM: 128GB³ UFS 2.1
Display 5.99” 18:9 QHD+ 2K pOLED Nokia PureDisplay
Camera
and flash 
Main: RGB*2: 12MP, 1.25um, AF, F/1.8, Mono*3: 12MP, 1.25um, AF, F/1.8 Front: 20MP(5MP), 1.0um (2.0um) Flash: Dual tone LED flash
Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO), BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC, ANT+
 Sensors Under-Display Fingerprint sensor, ALS/PS, G-sensor, E-compass, Gyro, Hall sensor, Barometer, Haptic vibrator
Charging
and accessories
In-box Charger: Fast Charging (18W, 12V/1.5A, 9V/2A, 5V/3A) Device Charging solution: Compatible to QC 3.0 and PD Device Wireless charging RX (Qi 10W + PMA 5W)
Battery 3320mAh⁴, non-removable, fast charging compatible
I/O Type C (USB 3.0), USB-C headset supported.
Dimensions 155*75*8.0mm / Weight 172g
SIM Slot Single SIM or Dual SIM nano slot.
Other Single speaker with smart Amp,3-mics, IP67 water and dust resistant.

¹Testing done in lab conditions with no background apps running. Video playback time based on based on 1080P/H.264).

²All specifications, features and other product information provided are subject to change without notice.

³Pre-installed system software and apps use a significant part of memory space ⁴Battery has limited recharge cycles and battery capacity reduces over time. Eventually the battery may need to be replaced.

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Here is the Press Release.

Press Release

Introducing Nokia 9 PureView, the world’s first 5 camera array smartphone

Putting next generation computational imaging innovation in the hands of
photography enthusiasts

Barcelona, 24 February 2019 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia 9 PureView, featuring the world’s first five camera array with ZEISS Optics to put next generation computational imaging technology into the hands of photography enthusiasts. Every picture taken with the Nokia 9 PureView is HDR. All five cameras work together simultaneously to capture your image and Nokia 9 PureView fuses it together into one 12MP photo with outstanding dynamic range and unparalleled depth of field.

World’s first 5 camera array smartphone

The Nokia 9 PureView features the world’s first five camera array system with ZEISS Optics. It has two colour sensors for accurate vibrant colour images and three monochromatic sensors which give sharpness and detail. All five sensors work together to collect up to 10-times the amount of light than a single sensori of the same type.

Every shot taken by the Nokia 9 PureView uses all five cameras to capture at least 60MP of imaging data. To process and fuse the images Nokia 9 PureView has maximised the heterogenous computing architecture of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platform assigning tasks across ISP, DSP, GPU and CPU. Featuring a dedicated imaging co-processor that individually adjusts exposure and white balance on each camera across the scene, the Nokia 9 PureView gives you a glimpse into the future of smartphone photography.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global:

“Nokia smartphones have always pioneered imaging innovation. True to that legacy, we are taking a significant leap forward in introducing the most advanced computational imaging system on a smartphone – the Nokia 9 PureView. Designed for photography enthusiasts, the Nokia 9 PureView is the only smartphone to capture images simultaneously from all five lenses to give you an image capture so rich that post processing possibilities are endless. On top, we bring power editing suites like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Google Photos depth editor right to your fingertip – now explore every detail with your Nokia 9 PureView.”

Exceptional detail and dynamic range

Every image captured on the Nokia 9 PureView is HDR, with up to 12.4 stops of dynamic range and a full scene 12MP depth map. This means each 12MP JPG image benefits from outstanding detail in areas of both bright sunlight and shade.

Endless pre, during and post capture possibilities

The unparalleled high-fidelity 12MP depth map created with each JPG enables beautiful Bokeh and provides the opportunity to explore your inner artist using Google Photo’s built in depth editor. Now you can re-focus, adjust blur and saturation across the scene, even after you have captured the shot.

Designed with the needs of photography enthusiasts at its heart, Nokia 9 PureView also features the ability to capture images in uncompressed RAW “DNG” format and edit them directly on the phone yourself thanks to our partnership with Adobe Lightroom. It has been said that 50% of the art of photography is in post-production and with Nokia 9 PureView you have every opportunity to shine.

The Nokia 9 PureView features an update to our popular Pro Camera UI – delivering even more control over your photography. Now capture exciting time lapse photography with support for exposure times up to 10 seconds. In addition, the new Pro Camera UI on Nokia 9 PureView includes the ability to adjust the Exposure Value in increments of just 1/3rd of a stop, letting you adjust exposure compensation with more control than ever before.

Flagship experiences in a flawless finish

The Nokia 9 PureView is packed with advanced technologies. Utilizing heterogenous computing, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform intelligently splits imaging workloads across various technology cores. The Nokia 9 PureView also features a bright 5.99” 2K pOLED screen with PureDisplay technology and integrated Qi Wireless charging. The PureDisplay screen technology features HDR10 support letting you enjoy crisp details, great contrast and rich colours in supported content. The Nokia 9 PureView screen also features an integrated fingerprint sensor, with security features further complemented by advanced biometric face unlock technology.

To top off the flagship-level quality and attention to detail, the Nokia 9 PureView has a flawless finish that radiates the thoughtful design you expect of every Nokia smartphone. All five cameras are seamlessly integrated into the 8mm slim phone ensuring there is no camera bump. Be assured that the Nokia 9 PureView will get through the knocks and mishaps of real-life with a 6000 series aluminium chassis with our signature dual diamond cuts and the Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on the front and back.

Pure, secure, and up-to-date, AndroidTM 9 Pie reinforced with Android One

The Nokia 9 PureView launches with Android 9 Pie out of the box. It joins the comprehensive line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family, which means it delivers the latest Android innovations and software experiences. Nokia smartphones with Android One offer great storage and battery life right out of the box and come with three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates.

Android 9 Pie includes AI-powered features to make your device smarter, faster and adapt to your behaviour as you use it, so your smartphone experience gets better with time. The Adaptive Battery feature limits battery usage from apps you don’t use often, and App Actions predicts what you’re about to do so you can get to your next action quickly. These features further streamline your device’s functionality and your overall Android experience.

The Nokia 9 PureView will receive three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One program. In addition, Google Play Protect scans over 50 billion apps per day to keep your phone safe from malware, making the Nokia 9 PureView among the most secure phones on the market. It also comes with easy access to helpful innovative services including the Google Assistant, which helps you get things done throughout the day, as well as Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage.

Availability

The Nokia 9 PureView will be available in Midnight Blue. Already shipping, Nokia 9 PureView will have a global average retail price of USD699.

ENDS –

About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. Android is a trademark of Google LLC. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Free storage at high quality, requires Google account and internet connection. Not applicable for RAW format files.

i Smartphone camera sensor refers to a single colour sensor (12MP, 1.25um, F/1.8). See more info at https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_int/nokia-9.