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"Official" Nokia 9 PureView image render released online

HMD Global on Sunday introduced the smartphone at a press event in Barcelona on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress 2019.

The Nokia 9 PureView may employ last year's Snapdragon 845 processor instead of the more recent Snapdragon 855, but Qualcomm says the phone utilizes the maximum potential of the chipset for imaging purposes.

The image in question was captured on the phone and shows vast amounts of detail. On the back of the phone, you'll find a fingerprint sensor and a dual camera array with a 12MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor for depth. Lastly, the Nokia 9 PureView will support Qi wireless charging and have an 8mm-thick body that's made of metal. In the camera department, it has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera. Still, the 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and 5.9-inch 2K P-OLED display make it HMD's meatiest high-end Nokia device to-date. As we've come to expect from Nokia, it's a attractive design, constructed of aluminum and glass with a shimmery, metallic navy-blue back and shiny, silver aluminum accents around the edges. As we said there is no zoom and no wide-angle - it's all focused on giving you the best quality shot, offering dynamic range you don't get anywhere else - which means HDR photos should be way better than from other phones.

In terms of the colour options, the Nokia 3.2 will be offered in Black and Popular Steel colour, whereas the Nokia 4.2 will reach the stores in Pink Sand and Black colours. In addition, the new Pro Camera UI on Nokia 9 PureView includes the ability to adjust the Exposure Value in increments of just 1/3of a stop, letting you adjust exposure compensation with more control than ever before. Part of Google's Android One programme, the Nokia 9 PureView's biggest highlight is its penta-lens camera setup present on the back of the smartphone.

When it comes to viewing those megapixel-packed photographs, Nokia has spared no expense.

The RGB sensors - red, green, blue - capture the colour information in the scene. Like the Nokia 1, this uses Google's Android Go software to offer impressive functionality and internet-connected nous on a cheap and comparitively underpowered device.

The Nokia 1 Plus is priced at $99 and will hit the stacks, starting March 2019. The company has not revealed anything about the availability detail of this variant in other markets.

While there's no "portrait" mode per se, you can then use the information from the depth map to get the flawless focus and all the bokeh you want - and using Google Photos you can then easily change the strength of this depth effect. This one runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor.

Naturally, as a Nokia flagship, the smartphone comes crafted from a block of series 6000 aluminium, which comes IP67 certified but lacks a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Nokia 9 PureView is technically a limited-edition device.

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