2018 was a great year for Nokia’s Android phones. We saw some really good phones from the company in almost every price segment. Nokia 5.1 Plus, 6.1 Plus, 7 Plus, 7.1, 8.1 etc. are some of the best Nokia phones launched this year. Still, the much awaited Nokia 9 wasn’t launched this year. Today, Nokia Anew, a Russian blog, revealed that the launch of the Nokia 9 PureView would take place in the last week of January.
Yes, the ‘PureView’ branding is coming back since HMD Global is now the owner of the ‘PureView’ trademark that was seen back in the Nokia Lumia days. The Nokia 9 PureView, as the CAD renders revealed, has not two, three or four, but five rear cameras. We are expecting that when it is launched in January next year, it will be the first smartphone to have a Penta lens setup on the back.
As per the CAD renders, the Nokia 9 Pureview doesn’t have a notch like this year’s Nokia 5.1 Plus, 6.1 Plus, 7.1 and the 8.1. Instead, there is a normal 18:9 display with even top and bottom bezels. The arrangement of the five cameras, the LED flash and the Laser AF, is also pretty unique on the rear. The camera lenses are ZEISS branded.
According to the rumors, there is a POLED Quad-HD+ display with 3D Glass on top. The processor is reportedly the older Snapdragon 845, so that’s not good. We hope to see Snapdragon 855 powering the Nokia 9 PureView. There is no headphone jack, and the phone is water resistant. Android Pie runs out of the box.
The dimensions of the phone are 155 x 75 x 7.9 mm which suggest that it is slightly taller than the 2017’s Nokia 8. Finally, the fingerprint scanner is placed under the display so it will be the first Nokia phone to have it.