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Nokia 9 PureView launches with five cameras

Nokia 9 PureView launches with five cameras

HMD Global has shown the long awaited Nokia 9 PureView to the general public at MWC in Barcelona. The main external feature are the five cameras in the back, but it’s mainly the way the Nokia 9 PureView takes photos that catches the eye.

HMD Global again has a flagship in its portfolio. After the Nokia 8 Scirocco last year, the Nokia 8.1 temporarily had to fill a gap in the lineup. Now there’s the Nokia 9 PureView, the long-awaited top model with a striking camera setup.

At the back you’ll find five cameras that all have the same 12 megapixel sensor and an f/1.8 lens. Two of the five cameras have a color sensor. The rest takes monochrome photos. No wide-angle lens, no telephoto (extra zoom), each camera has the same characteristics.

Five cameras

As soon as you press the camera button, each camera shoots a different exposure. Then the photos are combined into one detailed photo. According to Nokia, some cameras may take multiple pictures in order to optimally capture the scene.

In order for the five cameras to communicate properly with each other, Nokia is working with Light. They have a special camera in their portfolio of 16 camera modules. Nokia uses the Light Lux Capacitor chip for image processing of the five cameras. The integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 only supports up to three cameras.

Adobe Lightroom

The only thing that is still unclear for the time being is the processing time per photo. According to The Verge, processing one photo takes up to 10 seconds. After that it will take a few seconds before the result is available in the photos app. According to Nokia, this is due to the RAW DNG setting. The Nokia 9 PureView JPEG is the standard choice for much faster photo processing.

Nokia cooperates with Adobe and delivers Lightroom on every device as standard. The two companies have configured certain Lightroom presets based on the five cameras in this phone. The Nokia 9 PureView has Android One on board and is Android Enterprise certified.

For the rest, the specifications are what you expect from a flagship: 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, IP67 water-resistant, 6-inch 2K OLED display and a 3,320mAh battery. The glass front and back are equipped with Gorilla Glass with an aluminum edge all around. Remarkable: inside there is room for the one year old Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. The Snapdragon 855, which is included in the Samsung Galaxy S10, skips Nokia.

The Nokia 9 PureView is launched on the market at a competitive price: 599 euros. The device will be available in the shop from 15 March. Read soon an extensive test here at Techzine.

Related: Read all the news from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.