MWC-2019: why does the Nokia 9 PureView have five identical cameras

The flagship of the Nokia brand, despite the abundance of leaks, until the last moment kept the remains of mystery. In particular, there was no consensus regarding the name. It turned out - Nokia 9 PureView.

The second question that occupied the publicconcerned, of course, the cameras of the apparatus. That there are five of them is clear, but which ones? The answer, to put it mildly, is unexpected. The cameras are the same - all 12-megapixel Sony with a pixel size of 1.25 microns with ZEISS optics, aperture f / 1.82. Only two - color, and three - monochrome.

What for?

It's simple. In fact, this is a way to make HDR-images (photos with high dynamic range). All cameras take a picture at the same time, but each has its own, different from the other settings, above all, the exposure. In fact, this is bracketing, but from the standard solution, when pictures are taken sequentially, this is much more convenient for the photographer - you don’t need an iron hand, you can shoot a moving object.

It supports the ability to change the focus after the picture is taken. Supported shooting in RAW DNG.

The front camera is 20 MP, there is a flash - screen.

The smartphone is released on the basis of the Qualcomm chipsetSnapdragon 845 - we will not blame HMD Global for this. The flagship was already waiting for a long time, they choose the newest chipset, the wait could last even longer. The capacity of the RAM is 6 GB LPPDDR4x (this is Europe, everything is moderate). The drive is 128 GB, expansion by memory cards is supported.

Smart screen - PureDisplay 5.99 ″ pOLED with a resolution of 1440 × 2880 pixels, supports HDR10. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. A fingerprint scanner is built into the screen.

A set of sensors includes an accelerator, a digital compass, a gyroscope, a Hall sensor, a barometer.

5G is not necessary for everyone, and it does not work everywhere, in Nokia 9 it is not. But there is support for LTE Cat 16 4 × 4 MIMO - also a rather big speed is obtained.

NFC, of ​​course, is.

The audio connector part-time works USB Type-C. Speaker one, but with a smart amplifier. Three microphones, provide noise reduction and the ability to record surround sound.

The 3320 mAh battery supports Qi wireless charging.

The case of the device is protected from water and dust in accordance with the standard IP67. Color - midnight blue, the other is not provided.

Oh, yes, and this is Android One with all the ensuing consequences in the form of a guarantee of system updates.

Price - $ 699. The smartphone will be available for pre-order in some markets immediately after the announcement.

Key features of the Nokia 9 PureView:

EkranOLED, 5.99 ″, 1440 × 2880, 16M colors, P-OLED, Gorilla Glass 5
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 845
4 x Kryo 385, 4 x Kryo 385, Adreno 630
RAM RAM 6 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD up to 512 GB
Mobile Internet LTE cat.16 1050/105 Mbit / s
Mobile networksLTE
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Li-Ion battery, 3320 mAh, wireless charging, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions155 x 75 x 7.9 mm
Weight172 g
Camera 12 MP, flash, autofocus, 5 Zeiss cameras 12 MP, 2 RGB, 3 Mono
frontal: 20 MP
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie, Android One
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner, NFC

Tatyana Kobelskaya