Sample photo shows off what the Nokia 9 PureView’s camera chops might be capable of


Just a day ahead of the Nokia 9 PureView launch, HMD Global head of social media and digital engagement Edoardo Cassina shared a picture presumably taken with the unannounced phone on Instagram.

According to Cassina, professional photographer Konsta Punkka took the picture in Scotland. Cassina didn’t say which Nokia phone took the image, though we can safely assume it was the Nokia 9 PureView due to the timing of the upload and the amount of detail in the photo. HMD Global chief product officer Juho Sarvikas re-shared the picture on Twitter.

Taking a look at the picture itself, it’s easy to get excited over what the Nokia 9 PureView’s rumored five cameras are capable of. Even though the sun is peeking above the mountains in the background, the sky isn’t completely blown out. More impressive is how much detail the shadows exhibit, which lets you better see the rock formation in the middle.

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Then again, you can argue that the photo’s hyper-realism gives it an unnatural and artificial feeling. Also keep in mind that Punkka supposedly edited the photo on the phone, though to what extent is unclear. Lastly, neither Cassina or Sarvikas shared a link to the original photo — we only have the compressed image on Instagram to work with.

Regardless, the dynamic range in the photo looks very impressive and will at least give shutterbugs a good foundation to work from.

HMD Global will hold its MWC 2019 press event tomorrow, February 24. The company is expected to officially announce the Nokia 9 PureView during the event.

Nokia 9 PureView press renders look great, but not much we haven’t seen

Press renders of the Nokia 9 PureView. 91mobiles

The Nokia 9 PureView was one of the most hotly-anticipated smartphones of 2018. Unfortunately, the device didn’t launch in 2018, with HMD Global continuously pushing back the device’s release.

Now, it’s 2019, and it finally looks like the Nokia 9 PureView will see the light of day. As a testament to that, a new set of press renders just hit the internet, via 91Mobiles. Although the renders show a really cool phone with some very unique design elements, it’s hard to be that excited for it considering we’ve been seeing leaks for this device for months now.

However, you should judge that for yourself. Check out the renders below:

Press renders of the Nokia 9 PureView.
Press renders of the Nokia 9 PureView.

The star of the show is obviously the penta-lens camera setup — that’s five lenses on the rear along with a flash and an autofocus module. While we won’t know for sure until we see some samples, it’s likely this unique rear camera setup will make the Nokia 9 PureView one of the best mobile shooters on the market when it finally launches.

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On the front, you’ll see the thick top and bottom bezels along with some razor-thin side bezels. You’ll also notice there’s no notch or punch-hole camera in sight. You’ll also see a fingerprint icon on the front, suggesting the Nokia 9 will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Overall, the press renders look exactly as we expected. We anticipate HMD Global to finally unveil the Nokia 9 PureView at Mobile World Congress 2019, which starts at the end of this month. Keep your fingers crossed that there won’t be any more delays.

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